Gutter Helmet® gutter guards were originally developed in the early 1960s, when Bob Demartini, an alumnus of MIT, invented a solid aluminum leaf guard system. Bob wanted to eliminate the need to clean gutters and sought an alternative to gutter screens which did not work well in heavily trees landscapes. His innovative gutter guard was unique in that it had the first "nose forward design". He came to call his innovative gutter protection system Gutter Helmet®. He applied for the first of many U.S. patents, and Gutter Helmet® as we know it today was launched in the fall of 1981.
More than 30 years later, the multi-patented gutter protection system stands up to the test of time with its Transferable Lifetime Warranty.
On September 16, 2005, SEMCO - Southeastern Metals Mfg. Co. acquired Gutter Helmet®. Proudly Made in The USA, and headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida - SEMCO is part of Gibraltar Industries, an International building industries company.
Gutter Helmet® has been installed on more than one million homes to date. Homeowners have chosen Gutter Helmet’s solid gutter guard system to protect their homes and families because simply put, it’s the best in the industry and backed by a Lifetime Warranty that ensures satisfaction.