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It may seem like gutter accessories aren’t a necessity. After all, so long as the gutters are working fine, there should be nothing to worry about. However, there are plenty of reasons why a good number of homeowners still choose to install these accessories. 

Gutter Helmet® of Piedmont, a trusted name among homeowners–as numerous online gutter guard reviews can attest to–elaborates on the function of rain diverters and downspout diverters, the two most commonly installed accessories, below. 

Rain Diverters: Convenience and Aesthetics 

Gutters are an essential part of any roof, of course, but sometimes they need help. This is where rain diverters come in.

Rain diverters are inconspicuous strips of metal that serve as a stand-in for gutters by diverting water sideways to the downspout. They’re not as visually disruptive as gutters since they’re usually installed underneath your roof. 

But apart from maintaining a clean aesthetic for your exterior, rain diverters can also serve a functional purpose. Rain diverters installed above the front door of your home can serve as a pseudo-front-porch that will keep you dry while leaving or entering your house on rainy days. 

Downspout Diverters: Protection from Rain Overflow

If you’re an environmentally-conscious homeowner, there’s a good chance that you installed a rain barrel in your home to collect excess rainwater. Of course, you would need to check on it from time to time to make sure the water doesn’t spill onto the pavement. If water keeps spilling onto your pavement, there’s a chance that it might erode some of the concrete and eventually make its way to your foundation. This would, in turn, compromise your home’s foundation. 

But what if you don’t have the time to do so or forgot to check up on the rain barrel a few times? That’s where the downspout diverter comes in; once the barrel becomes full, it diverts the excess rainwater back to the downspout, which will then direct it to a drain.  

Interested in installing a few gutter accessories? Before reading through hundreds of gutter guard reviews online, why not give Gutter Helmet a try? 

To learn more about our premium gutter products, head on over to our website. You can also give us a call at (844) 204-1015 or leave us a message on this form. We serve homeowners in Charlotte, North Carolina.