The key to Gutter Topper’s amazing ability to handle water and repel leaves and debris is found in the science of its patented gutter cover design.
Water clings to the surface on which it travels. This "surface tension" causes the water to cling to Gutter Topper’s rounded "nose." The water literally follows the curve of the nose and is deposited in the slots at the bottom of the system. (Your Gutter Topper retailer will be glad to demonstrate this on a section of Gutter Topper using water from the faucet in your sink. You almost have to see it to believe it. Every drop goes where it belongs. Not one drop goes astray.)
Leaves and debris, on the other hand, won't follow the curve. They'll remain on Gutter Topper's flat surface and blow harmlessly to the ground once they dry out. Our frequently asked questions will tell you more.
PRI Construction Material Technologies, an independent testing firm for the roofing and construction industries, certified the Gutter Topper gutter cover system against the worst Mother Nature could dish out. Gutter Topper - Beautiful - Safe - Strong.The Wind / Rainfall Test
Certified to resist winds of up to 110 mph (met Florida's Miami-Dade County standards, some of the strictest in the U.S.) This is the equivalent of a Category-2 hurricane. Certified to handle downpours of up to 22" per hour / 528" per day. The record one-day rainfall is 43 inches recorded in Alvin, Texas on July 25, 1979.*
* Statistic courtesy of the National Weather Service.The Load Bearing Test
Certified to withstand up to 1,200 lbs. of weight per sq. ft. Gutter protection that's good to have if you have to deal with snow or ice.
The manufacturing plant is located in the small town of Batavia just east of Cincinnati, Ohio. It’s a modern plant--new, clean, bustling with activity. At a time when America is losing manufacturing jobs, Gutter Topper is bucking the trend and adding them.
On the plant floor, you’ll find sophisticated, digitally controlled manufacturing equipment others don’t have. Each machine was uniquely built to flawlessly produce Gutter Topper’s patented designs. Each and every rolling foot of the Gutter Topper gutter guard is carefully and consistently crafted. Imperfections aren’t tolerated here.
We’ll proudly stack-up our Made in the U.S.A product against the best other places can produce. And you know what? We—and you—will be the winners.