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Your gutters protect your home from water damage by directing rain to your downspouts. However, they won’t be able to do this if they become clogged by leaves, dirt and other debris. Today, Gutter Helmet® Systems of Alabama, a gutters systems expert, shares four ways to prevent gutter clogs from forming:

4 Simple Tips to Prevent Gutter Clogs From Forming

  1. Prevent Leaves From Getting Into Your Gutters – Keep tree branches and tall hedges away from your gutter system. Flowers, leaves, pine needles and other plant debris can enter your gutters and form gutter clogs if they are too close to your roof. Strong winds can blow loose leaves into your gutter system, so we recommend keeping plants at least eight feet away.

  1. Prevent Airborne Debris From Reaching Your Gutters – Debris like loose shingle granules and roof/chimney material can trickle into your gutters. Prevent this from happening by scheduling regular roof inspections and keeping your roof in good shape. Keep your yard clean and your garbage bins sealed tight, as well. Strong winds can pick up things from the ground and deposit them onto your roof.

  1. Clean Your Gutters Regularly – Regular gutter cleaning will remove the small amounts of debris that enter your gutter system and prevent them from turning into gutter clogs. While many homeowners hire a professional cleaning company, some homeowners prefer to do this job themselves. However, keep in mind that cleaning your gutters takes a lot of time and energy.

  1. Install a Gutter Protection System – This is an excellent option for homeowners who want clog-free gutters without having to worry about keeping their gutters clean themselves. A gutter protection system like Gutter Helmet® will block leaves and other debris from entering your gutters. This will keep your gutters clear and clean and greatly reduce the risk of gutter clogs.

Gutter Helmet works on all kinds of gutters systems and can withstand up to 22 inches of rain per hour. That’s twice the highest amount of rainfall ever recorded in the country, making it one of the best gutter guards on the market. Call us at (866) 598-7525 to learn more about our services and products. We serve Chelsea and nearby areas in Alabama.