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Gutter covers are responsible for preventing leaves, twigs, animal droppings and other windswept debris from accumulating in the gutters. They allow the smooth, unobstructed flow of water from the roof to a drain located in the ground.

Today, we talk about four potential dangers of using DIY gutter covers instead of professionally manufactured and installed products.

  1. Faulty Installation
    Even the tiniest mistake in installation can compromise the durability and longevity of gutter covers. Hiring a professional to install these products ensures that the gutter guards are not only installed according to the manufacturer’s standards, but will also last for many years to come.
  1. Poor Performance
    While it is possible to find reliable DIY gutter cover installation tutorials on the internet, at the end of the day, only a professional has the technical knowledge, right set of skills and experience to guarantee a seamless installation.
  1. Wrong Covers
    On the market, there is a range of gutter protection systems, including mesh, foam and screen. Each type has its own advantages and disadvantages. By choosing to purchase and install gutter covers on your own, however, you run the risk of selecting a system that does not suit your specific needs.
  1. Clogging
    In addition to possibly investing in the wrong gutter protection system, installing gutter covers without the assistance of a professional also creates a risk of accidentally making the gutter covers traps for debris instead. This can result in blockages in the gutters and therefore generate more problems than solutions.

Gutter HelmetĀ® of Minnesota is a top-rated installer of rain gutters and rain gutter guards in and around Monticello, MN. You can count on our team to deliver excellent workmanship and personable service every step of the way. Call (866) 984-6166, or fill out our contact form to request a no-obligation estimate.

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