Skip to main content
Get $200 Off Gutter Helmet Today!*


This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Gutters can be exposed to more than 1,900 gallons of water at any given time during a rainstorm. This is why you need to make sure that your gutters are in top shape all year long.

Clean Your Gutters Regularly

Part of gutter maintenance is keeping your units clean, which is why you should have it part of your to-do list for every year. We recommend having your gutters cleaned and maintained twice a year, once during late spring in preparation for summer storms and late fall after trees have shed most of their leaves.

Clean gutters help make sure your gutters have enough headroom during a heavy downpour and reduce corrosion from trapped moisture. Consider investing in a gutter protection system like Gutter Helmet® to prevent leaves and debris from getting into the gutter troughs. It can help reduce gutter maintenance requirements by keeping the gutters clear.

Address Leaks as Soon as Possible

Leaks in the gutters defeat their very purpose. This is why, after making sure your gutters are clean, pay attention to gutter joints and seams as well as spots that may indicate the beginnings of corrosion. You can check for leaks by hosing down your roof to simulate rainfall and noting leaks as they occur. Leaks at joints and seams can be fixed with new caulking. Corroded sections will need to be repaired by a professional.

Make Sure the Downspouts Are Clear

Downspouts are often overlooked, but they are every bit as essential as gutter troughs. Check the downspouts for leaks, worn-out caulking and loose fasteners. If you have a rainwater collection system or gutter extensions, make sure that transitions between these components are properly sealed. Using the same simulated rainfall method, observe the runoff, and make sure the water goes where it’s supposed to go.

Carolina Gutter Helmet & More is your leading provider of the leading gutter shield on the market, Gutter Helmet. Give us a call at (800) 824-3772, or fill out our contact form. We serve customers in Greer, SC, and nearby areas.