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Your gutters catch the rainwater coming down your roof, and it’s the downspouts’ job to drain and channel it safely away from your home. But if you want to get better results, you should consider adding downspout extensions.

1. Downspout extensions help prevent basement flooding. Unless there’s a rain barrel directly below it, the opening of your downspouts should not be positioned too close to your home. Otherwise, the rainwater coming out of them will end up pooling around the exterior, and if there’s a storm, the runoff may very well end up flooding your basement. Downspout extensions can help prevent this. By directing rainwater further away from your home, you can keep your home exterior-and your basement-clear of any possible water damage.

2. Downspout extensions help keep your home’s foundation intact. Without an extension, the rainwater running out of the downspouts can seep into your home’s foundation, creating cracks and other damage that may compromise it. But if there are downspout extensions to your gutter system, you’ll be able to avoid this problem easily, ensuring that your home will remain safe and structurally sound against significant water exposure.

3. Downspout extensions help maintain your landscaping. When runoff isn’t channeled a proper distance away from your home, it can end up accumulating on your lawn. This not only hampers its growth, but also creates muddy areas that detract from your landscape’s appearance. Standing water can wreak havoc on plants and flowerbeds, and when left unattended, it can cause the soil around your home to erode as well. Simply add downspout extensions to your gutter system, and this will no longer be much of a problem. 

Give Us a Call

Have you decided to add downspout extensions to your gutters? Just turn to Gutter HelmetĀ® of Minnesota, and let us do the rest. We’ll help you choose the right downspout extension size and type for your system, and make sure the addition is installed properly and efficiently. If you want extra protection against water damage for your home, we also install exceptional Gutter Helmet gutter covers. With their patented nose-forward design, they help significantly with your gutters’ draining performance, ensuring it will always stay clean and clog-free for longer.

Schedule a consultation by calling us today at (866) 984-6166 or filling out this contact form. We proudly serve Monticello, MN, and the surrounding areas.

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