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Gutter cleaning is a chore that no homeowner enjoys. That’s because climbing a ladder and scooping out dirt is a tedious task that is also dangerous. The good news is that by investing in an advanced gutter protection system like Gutter Helmet®, you can cross gutter maintenance from your must-do checklist.

4 Types of Debris That Clog Your Gutters

Read on as Gutter Helmet of Northern Minnesota discusses four types of debris that can clog your gutters.

1. Fine Debris

One of the biggest challenges for homeowners is to keep their gutters free from debris. Without regular cleaning, fine debris can clog your gutters, causing water to overflow or your gutters to warp and sag. Debris like fine needles are tough to remove because they tend to stick into the small cracks.

2. Sediments

Do you live near a dusty road? Does your home have decomposing asphalt shingles that shed granules into your gutters? Even after installing a gutter mesh, sediments can still slide right in with water that moves into your gutter system. They are heavier than water, so they tend to sink to the bottom, slowing water flow down.

3. Pollen and Small Seed Husks

This type of debris is just about invisible in your gutters, but still dangerous because it can trap other debris along with it. It can also be slightly sticky and can decompose into a fine powder-like mulch. Fortunately, our company installs Gutter Helmet to maintain the best gutter systems. This gutter protection system utilizes the principle of surface tension, guaranteeing smooth flow of water through your system while debris is filtered out.

4. Leaf Litter

Leaf accumulation is one of the most common causes of gutter clogging. It is highly noticeable, especially when leaves start to pile up in your gutters. Leaves can also rot in the system, which makes them more challenging to remove.

Turn to Gutter Helmet of Northern Minnesota for the best gutter systems solution. Call us today at (866) 937-3508 to learn more about our products and services. We serve residents of Culver and nearby areas in Minnesota.