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Keeping your gutters in good shape requires regular maintenance that can be tedious and time consuming. Many homeowners simply don’t have the time to invest in regular upkeep because of their busy schedule. When debris starts to accumulate in the gutter, however, your gutters will malfunction, putting your home at risk of water damage. In the first installment of this two-part blog, Gutter Helmet® of Cookeville discusses the risks of not properly maintaining your gutters:

Gutter Maintenance Part 1: Risks of Not Cleaning the System

Sagging Gutters
If your gutters are sagging or pulling away from your roof, they may be weighed down by debris. Gutters are designed to carry a particular volume of water. Excess weight caused by leaves, twigs, and other debris can lead to sagging.

Our company installs an innovative product that can help you prevent this issue. Unlike typical gutter covers, Gutter Helmet® has a ribbed surface and nose-forward design that utilizes the principle of surface tension. These features allow water to flow smoothly through your gutters, while debris is filtered out.

Discoloration on your siding can indicate gutter clogging. Water that spills over the sides of your gutters can cause stains on the surface of your siding, which can hurt your curb appeal. Ask a professional gutter guard installer to help you avoid this problem.

Cracked Foundation
The rain that hits your roof is supposed to travel smoothly through the gutters to the downspouts. Clogged systems disrupt water flow, which can cause water pools near your foundation and cracks on the walls.

Installing Gutter Helmet, a smart alternative to regular gutter covers, can help you minimize the need for regular gutter maintenance. In the next segment of this two-part blog, we’ll discuss how Gutter Helmet can solve your maintenance blues. Call us at (866) 985-9982 to learn more about our products and services. We serve residents of Cookeville, TN, and nearby areas.