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Gutters divert water away from your home’s foundation and basement. Water damage can affect your home if your gutters break or overflow.

In this post, your local provider of gutter protection and frequent recipient of positive gutter cover reviews, Gutter Helmet of Eastern Shore, discusses the common causes of gutter damage.

1. Poor Installation – Gutters must be properly sealed and fastened to the fascia board. Downspouts should direct water more than three feet away from the house. Your gutters should be pitched toward the downspouts to prevent stagnant water buildup.

2. Clogging – Debris like branches, leaves and granules from the shingles can accumulate in the gutters. Water may penetrate your walls if it overflows from a clogged gutter. This can cause damage to your walls and ceilings.

Prevent clogged gutters from happening by installing Gutter Helmet. It’s a nose-forward gutter cover that uses surface tension and gravity to filter debris from the water. Water holds onto the gutter guard’s nose and is directed to the gutter while the debris falls off.

3. Insufficient Gutters and Downspouts – You may not have enough gutters and downspouts if you still experience leaks despite having a working gutter system. Insufficient gutters will cause your existing ones to work harder, resulting in water overflowing to the exterior walls. Installing additional gutters and downspouts allow your gutter system to withstand more rainfall.

4. Downspouts Problems – Debris can also settle in the downspouts. This is why regular gutter cleaning and maintenance is important.

5. Heavy Rainfall – Too much water from the rain can clog, overflow, and sag the gutters. Invest in high-quality gutter guards to ensure your gutters can handle huge amounts of rain.

Choose a contractor with positive and excellent gutter cover reviews for your gutter protection like Gutter Helmet of Eastern Shore. We are your leading provider of seamless gutters and gutter protection products. Call us at (866) 333-8150 or complete our online form to learn more about our services. We work with clients in Salisbury, Maryland.