By: Kristi Roe-Owen | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: November 2017
Rain Guard Owner David Buttenhoff (far right) with his Team of highly skilled and trained Crew Chiefs. Photo by Duane Blankenship.
One of the things that makes Tulsa special is its beautiful and varied homes, many of them dating back to the early 1900s. What many do not realize is the important role rain gutters play in protecting homes from damage caused by the wild Oklahoma weather we all know and love.
Without good gutters, a home is susceptible to all manner of problems. Poor gutter systems and clogged gutters can lead to mold and mildew, home and yard flooding, foundation damage, soil erosion, rotting wood, damaged landscaping, and siding damage.
Serving Tulsa for more than 30 years, Rain Guard of Tulsa specializes in providing beautiful, seamless aluminum and copper gutters. The pride of their offerings is a product called Gutter Helmet, “Gutter Helmet was the very first solid leaf protection cover on the market,” owner David Bootenhoff explained. And the product has stood the test of time as the best in its class. Gutter Helmet is perfect for those torrential springtime downpours we Tulsans have come to expect, capturing as much as 22 inches of rain per hour.
Best of all, forget about the chore of cleaning gutters from a ladder. Developed by an engineer from MIT, Gutter Helmet is completely maintenance-free. And unlike similar products, Gutter Helmet can be installed over existing gutters rather than having to tear down those you already have.
Rain Guard is the exclusive provider of the Gutter Helmet franchise in Oklahoma, and they take great pride in offering a beautiful product with excellent workmanship. Even after 35 years, Bootenhoff swears by Gutter Helmet, emphasizing, “This is the best product available. If a better product was available, I’d use it.” Gutter Helmet can be paired with a product called Helmet Heat, which keeps the water flowing even through bitter ice and snow storms Tulsa faces every couple of years. It also comes with a lifetime warranty.
Bootenhoff regularly works with architects and installs gutters on some of Tulsa’s beautiful older homes, many situated in historic areas like Terwilleger Heights. Bootenhoff explained that often by the time a home buyer is purchasing a second or third home, he or she knows the damage that water can do to a home and realizes that value of investing in an attractive gutter system built to protect the home throughout the years.
One of the best things about Rain Guard is that their products match the classic beauty of older homes.
Every gutter installation comes with a 5-year workmanship and 20-year material finish warranty which is fully transferable if you sell your home. And there’s no better time to get hooked up with this beautiful product. Rain Guard is offering a considerably discounted rate through November 15 with a minimum order of 200 feet. When raindrops fall remember to call.
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