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The importance of gutters and downspouts can’t be overstated. Their main job is to channel the rainwater that lands on your roof safely to a proper drainage site. Rainwater that builds up in the wrong place is perhaps the number one culprit behind property damage.

You can improve your gutters and downspouts with the help of accessories such as rain gutter covers and downspout extensions. Even with these accessories, however, it’s important to regularly assess the current performance of your gutter system. Here are some important tips from Gutter Helmet® of Minnesota.

Know the Warning Signs

Familiarize yourself with the symptoms of a faulty gutter system. This can help you identify and address minor issues before they worsen. Answer the following questions to determine if your gutters and downspouts are in good shape.

  1. Are your foundations surrounded by damp or wet soil?

  2. Do you see pools of water around or near your downspouts?

  3. Do you have drain lines within a foot of your home’s foundations?

  4. Are there signs of mold infestation on any exterior part of your home?

Answering “yes” to some or all of these questions could mean you’re already looking at serious problems with your water drainage system. Contact a local professional to resolve these issues right away.

Keep Your Gutters Clean and Safe

Install rain gutter covers to keep debris like fallen leaves and branches out of your gutters. These debris cause clogging problems, which could lead to a number of problems on your roof and other parts of your home. Talk to a gutter specialist about installing a gutter protection system as soon as possible.

At Gutter Helmet of Minnesota, we are your leading provider of effective gutter guard systems. Give us a call at (800) 824-3772 or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation and request a free estimate today. We serve homeowners in Monticello as well as all nearby areas in Minnesota.