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Have you ever paid attention to your gutters? They might seem like a minor component of your exterior, but in fact, they are essential to the overall structural integrity of your home. You need to understand how your gutter system works and its different parts to better take care of it.

Anatomy of an Efficient Gutter System

Gutter Helmet of Michigan discusses the anatomy of an efficient gutter system in today’s post.


Gutters collect the water that hits your roof and transport it directly to the downspouts. These two components work hand in hand to protect your home from water damage. Similar to gutters, downspouts are made of sturdy metal. They should be installed at an appropriate length to prevent the dangers of water infiltration.

End Cap

Today, most gutter systems are made of seamless aluminum with crimped end caps, which is held intact by caulk or mastic. This gutter component is prone to leaks that can harm your home’s siding and other parts of your exterior when poorly maintained.

Gutter Cover

Leaves, twigs and other forms of debris can clog your gutters. Whether they were blown away by strong winds or from a nearby tree, you should not delay maintenance. However, with your busy schedule, it will be difficult to squeeze this task into your quarterly checklist.

Thanks to Gutter Helmet®, gutter cleaning is a thing of the past. This gutter cover system keeps your gutters clean all year round. With its unique nose-forward design and ribbed surface, objects merely fall to the ground while water flows directly to a tiny slit.

Unlike ordinary gutter guards, Gutter Helmet has a patented PermaLife™ finish that provides long-lasting protection. It also comes with a transferable Triple Lifetime Warranty, which covers materials and product performance.

Gutter Helmet of Michigan is the name you can trust when it comes to your gutter guard installation. Call us today at (800) 824-3772 to learn more about our products and services. We serve residents of Wyoming and other nearby areas in Michigan.