Our Product Ratings
Price w/ Installation (3.5/5.0)
Price is heavily dependent on the commissioned sales representative. The “one call close” is almost always attempted.
Effective Protection Coefficient (2/5)
Gutter Helmet is relatively poor due to the lack of surface tension effectiveness in low velocity rains. Debris is dragged into the gutter.
Industry Reputation (1/5)
Poor industry reputation due to complaints, price and product ineffectiveness.
Tree limbs will bend or damage panels. During the heat of the summer the brackets are prone to fail and panels have been known to become detached from the gutter.
Water Throughput (2/5)
In heavy rains, over-shooting will occur. There is no way that surface tension can roll the water in the open slot. Likewise, mild to weak rains will cause debris to be dragged into the gutter causing clogging and plants to grow in the gutter. If you have that perfect volume of rain, always demonstrated by the sales representative, the system appears fine.
The Gutter Helmet sheet metal construction is rather flimsy and will be blown off gutters in heat and high winds.
We currently do not have NCR verified installers/dealers for the Gutter Helmet product.
If you wish to be considered for NCR verified installer/dealer status – please contacts us.
Ratings from Other Sources
– Updated July 2010
Some quotes from Pissed Consumer:
“… How do I put it best… OVERPRICED, DOES NOT WORK, RUINED THE LOOK OF OUR HOME, WOULD NOT RETURN OUR CALLS WHEN IT CLOGGED! Do not waste your time with this product or company. They claim they are owned by a big corporation and thats a good thing. Like any big corporation they treat you like a little guy and never returned any of our calls!!!!!!!!!! GUTTER HELMET YOU ARE A JOKE OF A PRODUCT AND A JOKE OF A COMPANY! [… ] They did a killer sales job on us, wish they would spend as much time on customer service as they do sales! ..”
“… Gutter Helmet gives you a great sales pitch and makes a lot of promises but as soon as you have a problem with their system (and you will) they are of no help whatsoever. The installation was sloppy and poorly done. When we lost most of the panels in the snow they wanted to rip us off again to put them back up.Once they have your money they really do not care if your are a satisfied customer or not. …”
Gutter Helmet’ is a registered trademark of Southeastern Metals Mfg Co., ( See Copyright Information )We have no ownership interest in any product manufactures being reviewed.