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If you are like us, you don’t love dragging your ladder out several times a year to clean your gutters. Well, you are in the right place, as we have everything you need to select a gutter protection system and forget all about gutter cleaning, forever! We hope that you have researched a bit and identified different gutter protection solutions, but we also know that the number of options out there is dizzying. That is why we wrote this guide: to help you make an educated decision when you pick a gutter protection system! Our team of gutter protection pros tried to be as unbiased as possible, to offer you helpful information to make an informed decision.

What are gutter covers?

Gutter covers are installed over your existing gutter as a gutter guard, to add a lip that directs rainwater into the gutter while causing debris to fall off of the gutter. These systems function on the same principle as Gutter Cap gutter protection systems, and are generally quite effective at preventing debris from entering the gutter.

Gutter covers are an effective way to prevent debris from clogging your gutters. There is one important oversight in design: gutter covers are vulnerable during heavy rain or snow melt, to simply launch water off the sides of your roof, rather than capturing the rain or meltwater in the gutter trough. That is because uncoated metal is a very smooth surface with little rolling resistance and does little to slow the water. If you’re not an engineer this may not sound like a big issue, but water escaping the gutter is exactly what you want to avoid, as it can erode your yard and damage your home’s foundation!

How does Gutter Cap compare?

As you consider which gutter protection system is the best match for your home and needs, you will weigh a number of factors. For instance, gutter covers perform very well in keeping debris from your gutters. With that in mind, the physical properties of uncoated metal do present a risk to your yard and home foundation, as water can escape the roof in heavy storms (which are when you most need to worry about your gutters).

For comparison’s sake, our Gutter Cap offers a unique twist on this design, which offers you the best benefits while protecting you from the potential downsides! We built our gutter protection solution after having closed considered other solutions on the market, and finding none that did the job to our rigorous specifications. Our Gutter Cap operates by a similar scientific principle by utilizing rainwater’s natural surface tension to filter it, but with a different material to slow it down and ensure it doesn’t rush off the roof’s edge. By making use of metal coated in asphalt, we can ensure that the water flows over the Gutter Cap slowly. That way, it doesn’t end up swamping your grass, or worse, flooding into your basement through new cracks in your foundation!

At Gutter Cap, our gutter protection system can offer you great savings and less to worry about at home. We invented Gutter Cap to give you a well-designed and unmatched gutter protection system, and our happy customers will tell you that we really hit the nail on the head! With our patented, asphalt-coated Gutter Cap, you have all the advantages of a protected gutter, without the need to worry about your home or foundation. Give us a call today and we will answer any questions you may have, as well as provide you with a in-home consultation and price quote!


Gutter Cap installs over the first row of shingles and gutter.  The majority of debris is pushed off by the wind.  The remainder is flushed off through the principle of surface tension.  Rainwater adheres to the Gutter Cap and drains into the gutter while the debris falls to the ground.

There is consumer awareness that metal dome gutter protection systems are the most effective.  Gutter Cap takes the design even further with a fully rounded nose, and a patented trough system.  Gutter Cap has an installation training facility available in Chicago.  All installers that have passed the rigorous training course become factory certified.

Gutter Cap can be installed on almost any type of roof, shingle type, and pitch from flat roofs to mansards.  The patented design allows gutter cap to mount directly to the lip of the gutter without the use of clumsy brackets or clips.  The panel follows the contour of the roof and blends in with the roofline making it practically invisible. 

Why a Gutter Cap System

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Protect Your Entire


A Gutter Cap System will protect your entire home from the foundation up to the roof. A clogged gutter can cause damage that can have significant impacts on your home. Gutter Cap will make sure your home asset is protected!

Roof Damage

Water in Basement

Fascia & Wood Rot

Foundation Damage


At Gutter Cap we make customer satisfaction our main priority.  See what our clients have to say:


Great product!  Gutter Caps do what they are supposed to do…keep leaves and debris out of the gutters!  I’ve had this system on my home for 12 years and couldn’t be happier.


Brian, Davenport IA

I’m glad I found them – they do great work, completed my project in a single day, and my entire experience from start to finish was excellent. The workmanship of the installation is really first class from end-to-end and I didn’t have to supervise a single thing, and there was nothing I’d change


Neil, Naperville IL

A really good product from a company who began gutter protection over 20 years ago. They have been innovators in the business for years.


John, Branson MO


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