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A clogged gutter system may not sound like a serious problem, but left unaddressed, it can cause major damage. This is why experts recommend cleaning your gutter every spring and fall or after a storm, or better yet, investing in a reliable gutter protection system. Doing so will help prevent serious water damage to your home.

Clogged Gutters

In today’s post, Gutter Helmet® Systems of Alabama, your trusted source of quality gutter covers, explains how clogged gutters can put your home in danger:

Foundation Cracks

Gutters play an important role in your home’s protection by directing precipitation away from your property. If your gutters become clogged with debris, however, water can overflow and pool around the foundation of the home. It can eventually form cracks, compromising your home’s structural integrity. These cracks can also provide entry for leaks, making your basement susceptible to flooding.

Roof Damage

Gunked-up gutters can cause water to back up onto your roof. It can seep through your roofing shingles or tiles and wear them down. It can also find its way to your attic, resulting in moisture issues. This will not only reduce your roof’s lifespan, it will also damage your insulation, thus reducing your home’s energy efficiency. In addition, the debris buildup adds unnecessary weight on the roofline. Left untreated, this extra weight can cause your gutters to pull away from your roof, which is a dangerous situation.

Wood Rot

The fascia boards that secure your gutter system are usually made of wood. When your gutters start to become congested, the water can drip down the side of your house, causing the boards to rot. If you have a wood siding, water can damage it and make you vulnerable to mold and mildew problems.

Gutter Helmet: The Top Solution for Clogged Gutters

DIY gutter cleaning can be a risky and tedious task, which is why many homeowners have switched to Gutter Helmet®. Unlike ordinary gutter covers, Gutter Helmet comes with an innovative nose-forward design and a narrow slit to filter debris out. Water adheres to Gutter Helmet’s ribbed surface as it flows downward and into the gutter channel. Gutter Helmet features unmatched tensile strength, keeping your gutter system in top form for many years. When you install Gutter Helmet, you’ll never have to worry about cleaning your gutters again.

To learn more about Gutter Helmet, call us today at (866) 598-7525. You can also ask for a free estimate. We offer our stellar services to homeowners throughout Chelsea, AL.