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Gutter protection systems are designed to keep debris from infiltrating your home’s gutters, preventing clogs that can damage home exteriors, landscaping and foundations. Several different types of so-called gutter guards are available on the market today, each with its benefits and drawbacks.

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In this blog, Gutter Helmet Systems of Alabama, your local source of Gutter Helmet systems, takes a look at foam gutter guards and their pros and cons.

About Foam Gutter Guards

Foam gutter guards are flexible lengths of coarse polyether foam that sit inside the gutter opening instead of on top, which is common in other gutter guard types. Their primary function is to allow rainwater to pour through with ease while catching dirt, debris, leaves, and twigs. One of their notable benefits is that the foam can be cut to proper lengths. They’re also easy to install—all it takes is some pushing and bending into the eavestroughs.

The main disadvantage, however, is that organic matter coming from the roof may still collect on the surface of the foam, slowing down rainwater flow. It is a common problem among homeowners who live in areas with a lot of wind-carried dust and dirt. They get caught inside the foam and coagulate when mixed with water, making them harder to remove. When exposed to the sun, the foam tends to disintegrate due to a lack of uniform UV protection.

A Better Alternative

For a more long-lasting solution for your gutters, consider investing in Gutter Helmet®. Unlike foam gutter guards, it sits right on top of the gutters, providing a solid cover and reliable protection against roof debris and organic matter that may otherwise cause clogs.

Gutter Helmet has a patented nose-forward design that prevents water from flowing out of the gutters and into your yard. It also has a high-performance finish that keeps the cover safe from the elements. You can be sure your gutters remain clean and well-maintained, thanks to a slit that has enough space for water to flow at a steady rate while keeping out dead leaves and other debris.

Gutter Helmet Systems of Alabama specializes in Gutter Helmet installations and home improvement projects. To learn more about our Gutter Helmet systems and other services, give us a call at (866) 598-7525 or fill out our contact form. We serve homeowners in Chelsea, Alabama and the surrounding communities.

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