Rainwater Harvesting Can Help in Drought-Stricken Areas

Water continues to be in short supply in many parts of the country, with the western and northwestern portions of the United States suffering from persistent drought. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, this year, eleven states have been suffering from extreme drought conditions: New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, California, Utah, Oregon, Washington, Montana, North Dakota, […]

Money from the Sky: What You Need to Harvest Rainwater

Did you know that money falls from the sky every time it rains? It’s true! And as you may have guessed, this money is in the form of water. Harvesting rainwater is a simple way to save on the cost of expensive, chemically treated municipal water while helping the environment at the same time. Though […]

The Downspout Extender, Part 2: Ideas to Create Better Curb Appeal

In a recent blog, we shared what makes a downspout extender one of the most effective solutions to prevent basement flooding. Homeowners who have long struggled with damp, musty basements and crawl spaces are often amazed to learn that adding an extender to their downspouts – which moves snowmelt and rainwater that drains from the […]

The Downspout Extender, Part 1: Protect Your Home From the Threat of Basement Flooding

Would you be surprised to learn that one of the most effective ways to prevent basement flooding is with a simple piece of guttering known as a downspout extender? For many homes, this additional section added onto their gutter system lengthens the downspout enough to provide the perfect solution to chronically damp basements and crawl […]

Don’t Forget Spring Gutter Cleaning

With all the activities and home maintenance chores that come with spring, it’s easy to forget (or procrastinate) gutter cleaning. However, it’s crucial that you don’t ignore this important task! If you don’t check for damage and clear out any dirt and debris that have accumulated in the gutters since the last cleaning, you could […]

How Gutters Can Affect Your Home’s Foundation

Gutters play a huge part in protecting your home’s foundation. Having a quality gutter system helps ensure that runoff from rain and snowmelt is directed safely away from your house. From the gutters, water is channeled into a downspout, which directs it safely away from the foundation. Be sure that your downspout deposits it at […]

In the Dead of Winter, Helmet Heat® Protects Homes Across the Country

It’s time to get serious about winter. We know you’re probably still wrapped up in the activities of the season, such as putting away Christmas decorations, playing with new gadgets and staying cozy inside. But winter has only just begun, which means many more weeks of winter weather that can bring potential trouble to your […]

Should You Salt Your Gutters?

Some homeowners swear by salting their gutters, saying it’s an easy way to break up ice dams in the winter. Other people will tell you that the salt causes unfavorable side effects. Here, we weigh the pros and cons.

The Dos & Don’ts of Gutters, Downspouts & Gutter Guards

As fall begins, many homeowners are climbing up on their roofs to inspect and clean out gutters. Getting this job done will do a lot more than just protect your gutters, however. Your home’s #1 enemy is water, and gutters that aren’t working properly will compromise the structural integrity of your home and may lead […]

Should You Clean Your Gutters Before Your Gutter Helmet® Installer Arrives?

Homeowners frequently ask us if they should clean out their gutters before a Gutter Helmet® representative arrives to give a quote or install a product. Fortunately, this isn’t something you need to worry about as it isn’t necessary. We actually prefer for you to keep your gutters in the exact condition they were in when […]

Why You Should Never Skip Gutters for a Home

Gutters are manufactured in a number of different shapes and profiles, but the key components and the way they fit together are generally the same. If you’re curious about the structure of the gutters you typically see on houses, here’s a basic overview of how these traditional rain gutter systems fit together. 

Gutters 101: Everything You Need To Know

Most homeowners understand the importance of installing gutters, but some may be unsure about what exactly they need to do. Don’t worry: here we provide a complete overview of gutter solutions, from figuring out how to install the gutters, how much material you need and how to keep them clean once they’re up.

Send Your Gutter Runoff Underground with a French Drain

Controlling and directing all of your home’s rain gutter system runoff can be quite a challenge. Your installer must be meticulous in planning and constructing a system that completely surrounds the sloped portion of your roof. Then, he must route these gutters to their respective downspouts. But if the rainwater winds up pooling in a […]

Getting Ready for New Gutters: 4 Questions to Ask Before Buying

Whether you’re installing rain gutters on a new home or replacing your old gutters with ones that are more attractive and effective, you need to consider what’s best for you and your home before making a final decision. Here, Gutter Helmet shares a guide that discusses important questions to ask before buying new gutters.

How Do I Know If My Gutters Are Clogged?

In areas where trees shed their leaves, gutters can quickly become clogged with a buildup of blossoms in the spring and fallen leaves and tree pods in the autumn. This type of tree debris can do more than just clog gutters: it can also clog downspouts and underground drain systems. At times, nests built by […]

Beyond Cleaning: Is It Time to Replace Your Gutters?

Beyond Cleaning: Is It Time to Replace Your Gutters?

When performing routine gutter cleaning – which is best done in the fall – it’s important to also take an up-close-and-personal look at your gutters and take stock of their condition. Although gutters are an unimportant afterthought to many homeowners, they play an essential role in protecting your house from devastating water damage. This is […]

Why We Recommend Seamless Gutters

Why We Recommend Seamless Gutters

As experts in gutter guard installation, our team here at Gutter Helmet loves sharing our knowledge with our valued customers around the country. We’ve been in the gutter cover business for almost 40 years, and it should come as no surprise that we know a high-quality rain gutter system when we see it! 

Downspouts 101: Understanding How Downspouts Work

Downspouts 101: Understanding How Downspouts Work

Most people know that their downspouts are part of their gutter system and move rainwater channeled from the gutters away from the home. However, this doesn’t always happen. Improperly sloped gutters, clogged gutters and leaks mean water may not get to the downspout. If you want your gutters to function at their best, you need […]