In the 30 years that Steve Nitch, creator of Raindrop® Gutter Guard Systems, worked as a roofer, he came across a lot of different gutter guards. Through numerous frustrating trial and error processes, he decided that he wanted to try his hand at making a gutter guard that actually kept gutters flowing properly while eliminating the pesky upkeep that goes along with other gutter guards.
Steve made the first Raindrop® prototype out of coffee stir straws, glue and blue paint. He took that first prototype and spoke with his good friend and neighbor, who worked as a scientist at a Chicago based National Research and Development Laboratory, to see how he could improve the design. With a little fine tuning, they had something that addressed all the gutter guard issues and performed the way Steve wanted it to.
In December of 1999, the Raindrop® Gutter Guard came to be a reality. A final prototype, made of polypropylene instead of coffee stirrers, was developed and was ready to be put into action. After rigorous testing and fine tuning, the Raindrop®Gutter Guard was perfected and was ready to be used by anyone and everyone that was sick of gutter problems.
In April of 2000, the very first patented Raindrop® Gutter Guard System was installed, and to this day, is still installed and working great. How many other gutter guards can say that?