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Poor gutter rainwater drainage can lead to many problems. It can cause wet basements, crawl spaces, and garages. Worst-case scenario, rainwater can saturate the soil surrounding your foundation. This puts tremendous pressure on your foundation, leading to the formation of cracks.

Gutter Rainwater

Fortunately, you can prevent this from happening by installing one of the best gutter guards in Charlotte, North Carolina, and the surrounding area, Gutter Helmet.

How to Check for Poor Gutter Rainwater Drainage

To find out how water sheds away from your home, you need to pick a day when it’s steadily raining, but not pouring. Pay attention to how rain is running down your roof valleys and flowing into your gutters. Debris is likely to build up in those areas, which can obstruct water flow. Look at the end of your downspouts to check if water is draining a sufficient distance away from your house. There needs to be a distance of at least three feet, but six feet is preferable.

If you have gutter or downspout clogs, water may drain slowly or water may overflow your gutters. You need to clean these areas to prevent future water damage. You can clean a clogged downspout by using a garden hose and high-pressure water or by using a plumbing snake. You can also place a concrete or plastic splash block underneath your downspout to prevent water from eroding the soil around that area. After cleaning your downspout and gutters, we highly recommend installing our Gutter Helmet system.

How Gutter Helmet Prevents Gutter Clogs

Gutter Helmet can prevent gutter clogs from forming in the first place. It ensures good gutter rainwater drainage by completely covering your gutters, stopping leaves and other debris from entering. It works using surface tension to cause rainwater to cling to its surface and flow into your gutters. Since the opening is only 3/8 inch, leaves and debris will simply fall from your roof. Gutter Helmet can handle the heaviest rainfall, as it can support up to 22 inches of rain per hour. This is double the highest ever recorded rainfall value in the U.S.

Gutter Helmet is one of the best gutter guards in Charlotte, North Carolina, and the surrounding areas, as it will ensure that debris from your roof can never enter your gutters. This leads to better performance from your gutter system, extends the life span of your roof shingles, and prevents poor gutter rainwater drainage.

Gutter Helmet Piedmont is an authorized dealer for Gutter Helmet. Our certified installers can ensure a quick and problem-free installation. Call us to learn more about poor gutter rainwater drainage. You can also ask for a free quote.