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Gutter corrosion is a common problem among most types of gutters, with copper gutters being the exception. Knowing what the top causes of gutter corrosion are can help you slow down or prevent this process, maximizing the lifespan of your gutters.

 

The causes of gutter corrosion include:

1. Gutter Damage – Even the smallest scratches on the best gutter covers can give rise to gutter corrosion because this type of creates an entry point for water intrusion. This is why it’s important to make sure that your gutter system is properly installed by an experienced professional. 

2. Improper Installation – Working with an inexperienced installer can lead to brackets and fasteners damaging the protective finish on a gutter system, paving the way for moisture infiltration. 

3. Environmental Factors – Where you live also plays a role in gutter corrosion. You can expect the usual external threats like wind-blown debris and the errant baseballs anywhere, but living close to coastal areas or industrial settings also ups your risk for gutter corrosion. This is because sea air and industrial activity can affect acidity and alkalinity levels in rainwater, hastening the process of corrosion.

4. Lack of Effective Gutter Protection: One of the best ways to protect your gutters from all types of damage is to invest in a reliable gutter protection system. Featuring an innovative nose-forward design and an anti-corrosive coating, Gutter Helmet® offers long-term protection for your gutters.

Want dependable gutter protection for your home? Gutter Helmet of Minnesota is your leading choice for the best gutter covers around. To learn more about what we can do for you, simply give us a call at (866) 200-5339 or fill out our online contact form. Ask us for a FREE quote today! We serve Monticello, MN, and the surrounding communities.