Designed to block debris and other objects to enter the downspout, a gutter helmet allows water to have a normal flow throughout the downspout. The gutter helmet must be an accessory that fits well with your roof and gutter type. .
Allowing water to pass through, while blocking larger debris in screen gutter represents a good choice for your gutters. Other kind of gutter helmets is more solid and they keep the entire debris away from the gutter but in the same time they can also stop water to enter the gutter. A gutter helmet will save you the trouble of cleaning the gutter after every storm, but you will need to climb a ladder and clear out the debris that builds up between the gutter and the shingles after some time.
The process of installation of gutter helmets can be easy or difficult depending by the type of gutter helmet you want to use. While some gutter can be snapped on or snapped in easily, other types can require an installation process done by a professional.