GUTTERSHUTTER IS THE STRONGEST
Made of the thickest aluminum that can be extruded through a gutter machine, supported by heavy duty nylon gutter stud brackets, and secured every two feet with two (2) three galvanized wood screws… Gutter Shutter is by far the strongest gutter protection system you can find and will handle any Chicago weather conditions that are thrown at it.
GUTTERSHUTTER HAS THE HIGHEST CAPACITY
We haven’t met a roof yet that we couldn’t handle, no matter how big! Our system comes in two sizes, big and bigger! Our standard system comes with a full and honest 5″ trough. And Gutter Shutter is the ONLY full replacement system that offers a over-sized 6″ system for larger and steeper roofs.
GUTTERSHUTTER IS THE MOST ATTRACTIVE
Gutter Shutter has the look of high end crown molding that outlines the eaves of your home and adds to it’s curb side appeal. Most of our new Gutter Shutter customers respond the same way, “Wow!”, because they are surprised at how much better their homes look with their new system installed.
GUTTERSHUTTER GIVES YOU THE BEST VALUE
Unlike other gutter protection companies, Gutter Shutter Chicago doesn’t spend millions of dollars on advertising and television ads. These savings are passed onto our loyal and happy customers. Getting the best gutter protection system on the market for less than the competition is a great value plus gutter guards are one home improvement that will pay off with increased home value.
The Gutter Shutter utilizes the scientific principle of liquid adhesion which causes rain water to adhere to the guttershutter hood. The water follows the nose of the hood until it hits the specially designed water break which causes the water fall in the gutter trough and flow out.
The narrow opening between the hood and the trough deters debris from entering the gutter which keeps you from having to clean them.
No, small debris can enter the opening between the trough and hood but the Gutter Shutter is designed to handle it.
Most debris, including the stuff that clogs gutters such as large leaves, twigs, branches, etc., are shed by the system. The debris that can enter the system is very small. When it rains the water rushing in causes a turbulence on the bottom of the trough. This turbulence combined with the pitch of the trough causes these small items to be washed to the over-sized downspout opening and flushed down to the ground.
Absolutley Not. Unlike other full replacement systems that look boxy and different than your existing gutters and gutter covers that go under the second row of shingles on your roof and look huge, the Gutter Shutter looks like upscale crown molding that outlines the eaves of your home. In fact, the Gutter Shutter will actually enhance the curb appeal of your home.
Gutter Shutter is offered in 14 custom colors to match any style or decor. You can even mix and match. Your downspouts can be one color and your trough and hood system can be another. It’s completely up to you. Also the system is available in real copper.
Many of our customers have expressed the same concern but after the system was on their home for a while and they watched it perform during a few good hard rains, they realized that the Gutter Shutter system is designed to handle even the hardest of rain storms.
The 5″ standard sized Gutter Shutter is large enough to handle 95% of the residential roofs in America. For the other 5% and for commercial buildings we have available our exclusive over-sized 6″ version.
The Gutter Shutter installed by Innovative Home Concepts, Inc. comes with a lifetime no clog warranty. If your Gutter Shutter ever clogs for any reason we will send out a tech person to clear the obstruction in the System.
How can we promise this? Because the system rarely clogs. In fact, since we started installing the Gutter Shutter in May of 2005, we have had less than a half dozen calls to clear obstructions.
If you sell your home, this warranty is transferable. The new owner will enjoy a 20 year warranty beginning from the time of the original purchase. For example, if you sell your home 5 years after we install the Gutter Shutter, the new owner will enjoy a 15 year no clog warranty.
We get requests all the time from handy homeowners and other contractors asking if they can buy the material and install the Gutter Shutter themselves.
The Gutter Shutter Clog Free Gutter System is a very specialized home improvement that is very difficult to install. Our installers have years of gutter installation experience before we put them through extensive training on how to install the system. The level of difficulty, our exacting standards on every system we install, and our strong warranty, prohibits us from selling the material for the D.I.Y. market.
Chicago does have some extreme winters. Snow, cold, wind, ice, etc. The added weight of ice and snow in your gutters can cause them to pull away from your home.
The strength of the Gutter Shutter and the fact that it attaches to your home with the Gutter Stud bracket and 2 extra long screws every two feet, allows us to guarantee that your Gutter Shutter won’t pull away from your home.
No gutter system can make guarantees against ice dams and icicles. Out of the hundreds of systems we install each year, we receive only a few calls each winter from homeowners with concerns about ice.
Gutters on a home do not cause ice damming. Conditions such as attic insulation, ridge and sofit venting, and heat loss into the attic are the factors that determine whether ice will form at your eaves.
Many people don’t realize that their attics should be the same temperature as the outside air. In the winter, snow accumulates on a house’s roof. When the attic space is heated due to insufficient insulation, poor venting, or heat loss due to poor sealing of penetrations into the attic area such as bathroom vents and attic access hatches, the snow melts. The water created by this melting runs down the roof to the eaves. Because the eaves over hang the house the water escapes the heat source and freezes again. This process continued over time causes ice formation at the eaves in the form of icicles and dams.
After investigating further, the folks that call us about ice soon realize that they need insulation in their attic (which will save them on utility bills too), have poor or non-existent venting on the ridges or in the sofits of their home, or they have heat escaping through vents or access points into the attic. All simple fixes.
Absolutely not. The Gutter Shutter is a fascia mounted system and does not attach to or interfere with your roof shingles. Topper and cover systems attach to your roof which is never a good idea.
Since the Gutter Shutter is a fascia system, when it’s time to replace your roof, there is no need to remove or replace the Gutter Shutter as part of the process.
We have installed the Gutter Shutter on every type of roof imaginable. Of course asphalt is the most common, but we have also installed our system on metal roofs, cedar shake roofs, and flat roofs.
You can pretty much all gutter protection systems into three groups. Screens, Gutter Covers, and Full Replacement Systems.
Screens will always clog! No matter how small the openings, roof gravel, leaves decaying, tree sap, pine needles and the like will clog the openings on a horizontal screen product. Some of the newer micro mesh products claim that if your gutters clog they will give you your money back… BECAUSE, the gutters aren’t going to clog, the screen will. Screens need maintenance, and isn’t that why you are purchasing this system in the first place, to avoid maintenance?
Gutter covers are generally made of weak aluminum stock that is pretty much unsupported. Anything that falls on these weak pieces, like large seeds, branches, balls, etc, dent, break off, and damage the covers. Gutter Covers also attach to your roof, many of them actually screw into the roof decking. Interference with roof shingles can cause the shingle tabs to break or become weakened and can void roof warranties. Screwing into roof decking can cause to rotted wood and interior leaking.
There are basically three full replacement systems. Leafguard which is a one piece system which means if any part of the leafguard is damaged the entire system has to be replaced. The leafguard is also smaller than a conventional 5 inch gutters and is unusually looking. The trough of this system is also unsupported and can lead to an uneven opening as well as an opening that is enlarged to let in excessive debris. The second full system is Gutter Maxx, which is a nice system, except that it has an opening at the back of the system that can become clogged and the hood only snaps on. Anything that snaps on can also snap off. The other thing about this system is it is very unconventional look and has a boxy appearance.
Gutter Shutter however is the strongest system on the market. It is made of the thickest aluminum stock that can be extruded through a gutter making machine. It’s brackets fully support the hood and the trough to create an even, consistent opening down the entire system. The brackets are made of strong, temperature resistant nylon and are attached to your home with 2 three inch screws every 2 feet for extra strength against pulling away. The system is available in a true 5″ and an over-sized 6″ version to work on any size, type, or pitch of roof. And finally the Gutter Shutter looks like an improved conventional gutter. Like crown molding in a higher end home, the Gutter Shutter frames your eaves and adds curb appeal to your home. The Gutter Shutter is backed by a lifetime no clog warranty and is installed by the foremost authority on gutters and gutter protection, Innovative Home Concepts, Inc.
We cover all of Chicago and it’s suburbs, including Will County, Cook County, Dekalb County, Mchenry County, Lake County, Dupage County, and Kane County.
We are also happy to service some parts of Southern Wisconsin. Give us a call for more information.
Yes we do. We can wrap your fascia and sofit in aluminum or vinyl materials.
Definitely! The parent company of Gutter Shutter Chicago, Innovative Home Concepts, is a full service exterior remodeling company and can also help you with siding, windows, roofing, doors, and more.