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Your downspouts play an integral role in keeping your home dry. If your downspouts are not performing properly, then you can expect water damage to your home sometime in the near future.

In today’s article, Gutter Helmet® of Northern Minnesota helps you troubleshoot your downspouts by discussing some of the most common reasons behind downspout issues.

Your Downspouts or Gutters Are Clogged

Leaves, dirt, pine needles and other debris can fall into your gutters. If enough of them fall into your gutters or downspouts, then they can create clogs, causing your gutters to overflow. Fortunately, we have a solution to this problem. Gutter Helmet has received fantastic gutter cover reviews because it reliably prevents leaves and other debris from entering your gutters and forming clogs.

You Don’t Have Enough Downspouts

If your home doesn’t have enough downspouts, then your gutters will still overflow even if there are no gutter clogs. Overflowing gutters are a big problem because they can cause damage to several areas of your house including your roof, foundation, siding, windows and more. Call a gutter pro to perform a professional inspection of your gutter system and ask them to correct this problem.

The Downspouts Are Too Close to the Home

The downspout’s job is to direct water a safe distance away from your home. This can’t happen if your downspouts are too short. If this is the case, rainwater can saturate the soil surrounding your foundation, putting tremendous pressure on the sides of your home, eventually damaging it. To prevent this problem you can use underground, pop-up, roll-out or hinged downspout extensions.

Gutter Helmet of Northern Minnesota can help you maintain and protect your gutters by installing our one-of-a-kind Gutter Helmet gutter protection system. This product has received great gutter cover reviews because of its reliability and excellent performance. We can help make gutter clogs and downspout problems a thing of the past. Call us at (866) 937-3508 to learn more about our services and products or to get a free quote. You can also contact us here.