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Keeping your gutters in good condition is important if you want to prevent your foundation, siding, roof, landscaping and windows from being damaged by rain. Fortunately, we can install an excellent alternative to gutter shield: Gutter Helmet®. This product will help keep your gutters in good shape. Aside from installing a gutter protection system, it’s also important for you to understand common gutter problems and their solutions. Learn more here:

4 Gutter Problems and How to Deal With Them

  1. Improper Pitch – Your gutter system needs to have a slight incline or pitch to allow water to flow to the downspouts. Usually there should be a quarter inch of slope for every 10 feet. This slope is too slight to notice most of the time, so you need to work with a gutter expert to detect and fix problems with your gutters pitch.

  1. Gutter Clogs – Gutter clogs will cause water to pool in your gutters. When it rains, this pooled water then overflows and causes damage to your home. You can deal with this problem by making sure your gutters are clean. You can hire a professional to clean your gutters or clean them yourself. However, the best and longest-lasting solution is to install a gutter protection system. A gutter protection system will prevent debris from entering your gutters and forming clogs, minimizing the need for cleaning.

  1. Sagging Gutters – This can be caused by your gutter hangers being too old or too spaced apart. It can also be caused by fascia deterioration or by warping in your gutter system’s material. You’ll need to schedule a professional gutter inspection to pinpoint and fix the exact cause.

  1. Downspouts Too Close to the Foundation – Your downspouts drain rain a safe distance away from your home. If they deposit the water too close, then the water can saturate the soil surrounding your foundation. This saturated soil puts pressure on the foundation and can damage it. Ask a professional to move downspouts away from your home.

Gutter Helmet is a fantastic alternative to gutter shield because it is incredibly reliable and long lasting. It has an innovative nose-forward design that allows it to keep on protecting your gutters even under heavy rains. In fact, our product can handle up to 22 inches of rain per hour. Call us at (866) 985-9437 to learn more about our services or to ask for a free quote. We serve Ashland and nearby areas in Virginia.