Which Gutter Guard Keeps Helicopters Out of the Gutter?


Which Gutter Guard Keeps Helicopters Out of the Gutter. Helicopters in gutter. This gutter needs a gutter guard.


This past weekend was the Johnson County Home and Garden Show in the Overland Park Convention Center.

Many look forward to attending this event because this is where the best of the best in home remodeling and repairs come together to showcase their products and services to Johnson County homeowners. It’s the perfect place for anyone considering a home remodeling project, new landscaping, or even unique artwork!

One of our favorite things about the show it the opportunity to catch up with our customers.

One particular conversation we thought you would especially enjoy.

We’d like to introduce you to Paul.

Paul has had our gutter protection system on his home for 3+ years.

Before installing our gutter guard he struggled with tall silver maples that would drop helicopter seeds into his gutters. It was as if his gutters had decided to be planters instead of their intended purpose!

That’s Right – Helicopters in the Gutter!

Helicopters are maple seeds that got their fun names from resembling the top of a helicopter. Sometimes they get an even more zany name- whirlybirds! 

Whether you call them helicopters or whirlybirds, these maple seeds can be delightful to watch as they gracefully spin-off maple trees in the spring.

That is…if you have properly protected gutters.

Without protected gutters, these can be quite the headache. As Paul mentioned these amazing helicopters are very skilled at planting themselves in the dirt that collects in your gutters and growing baby maple trees

Sometimes the even larger frustration with helicopters is when you have tried to protect your gutters with a screen or other gutter filters which had perforations in the top of it.

The way the whirlybirds spin and fall allows them to land right into the holes of the screen – blocking water flow, and making rainwater skip the gutter all together! 

In trying to clean helicopters out of screens many homeowners find themselves in an even bigger struggle than cleaning a completely open gutter.

Advantage Gutter Guard® is The Best for Keeping Helicopters Out of the Gutter

Paul skipped the screens and tried our gutter guard.

What is his conclusion about the effectiveness of our gutter protection?

I love the product. It’s lasted. I haven’t had any issues with it. Never have to call anybody out to do anything. It’s basically put it up and forget about it.

Many other customers agree!

Why is Advantage Gutter Guard® the ideal cover against helicopter seeds?

Two Reasons:

1) It is a Solid Cover. Helicopters are blocked from entering, no more tree saplings growing out of the gutter!

2) Nose Forward Design means it protrudes past the front edge of the gutter and deflects debris from clogging the gutter – guaranteed!

Gutter guard keeping helicopters out of gutter.

Say goodbye to the helicopter headache! Get off the ladder! Just enjoy those maple trees!

If you’d like to forget about all the worries that can go along with maintaining gutters, give Gutter Cover Kansas City a call! We are always happy to offer free home estimates.