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Slime, Sludge, and Silt: How Do They Get in Your Gutters?

Even when you don’t have trees planted on your property, your gutter system may still end up getting clogged with organic matter. A close inspection of its insides may reveal slime, sludge, and silt — all of which can be laborious to remove if they’ve been accumulating for so long. Gutter Helmet, the trusted provider […]

How to Prevent Roof Damage From Fallen Leaves

The oranges and browns of leaves in the fall are oh-so enchanting to look at, but you should never let them collect on your roof. When soggy piles of leaves are left plastered against your shingles, it can cause all sorts of damage, such as rot and leaks, over time. So how do you prevent […]

Solving Congestion in the Underground Downspout Drain

To keep your home safe against water damage, you’ll need to keep tabs on your gutter system. Be especially wary of congestion in the underground downspout drain. If overlooked, it can cause several problems. And not just to the gutters themselves, but to your roof and home. Here’s everything you need to know about clogs […]

Dealing with Fallen Pine Needles (The Easy Way)

Many homeowners have to deal with fallen pine needles on their homes and property. When overlooked, pine needles can damage your lawn and plants. They contain high acidity levels, which can seep into the soil and kill the grass. And while pine needles make for a great mulch, the thick cover they create on your […]

Who Actually Needs 6-Inch Gutters?

Standard 5-inch gutters are usually enough to handle the rainwater from your roof. But sometimes, bigger is better, especially with 6-inch gutters. You’ll find that just one inch can make a notable difference with the draining ability, aesthetics, and maintenance of the gutter system. The premier gutter protection installer, Gutter Helmet®, shares who’ll benefit more […]

Gutter Cleaning: When Is the Best Time for One?

Like most home projects, gutter cleaning requires proper timing to ensure maximum results. Should you schedule one before all the leaves fall, or have it done after the season? The short answer: it depends. The premier source of the best gutter system in the area, Gutter Helmet®, explains more.

Rusty Gutters: Can You Still Repair Them?

Rust can form on your gutter system under the right circumstances. Even aluminum — generally considered a rust-proof material — can also suffer from corrosion under extreme conditions. Various gutter components can become rusty, including the corner miters, end caps, downspouts, and gutter troughs. 

What You Should Know About Gutter Strainers

For many homeowners, gutter strainers have been a go-to solution for filtering leaves and twigs out of gutters. These strainers are quick and easy to install because of their simple design. Manufacturers may also use a smaller mesh size to filter out debris more effectively. But are they a reliable option? Continue reading to learn […]

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