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Your gutters don’t just keep rainwater and snowmelt out of your home; as it turns out, they also protect your home’s exterior components, including the siding and foundation. In the explanation below by Gutter Helmet® of Cookeville, learn how keeping gutters clean helps make this possible.

How Clog-Free Gutters Protect Your Siding and Foundation

Protection From Foundation Damage

Clog-free gutters allow water to flow freely toward downspouts and into storm drains. Without gutters installed, rainwater would run off the roof and land directly on the ground near the foundation of the house, saturating the soil and compromising the stability of the foundation as water finds its way into the cracks. The same thing occurs when clogged gutters cause water to back up, spill over the sides and fall to the ground.

These situations can also put your basement at risk of flooding or water intrusion. For effective rainwater management, take the time to clean your gutters and ensure that your downspouts reach at least 10 feet beyond your home.

Protection From Siding Damage

Water flowing over the sides of your gutters may also get under your home’s siding. No matter how durable your siding may be, it can still deteriorate if it’s constantly exposed to moisture. And not only will moisture compromise your home’s insulation, it can also promote mold growth, which puts you and your family at risk of health problems.

Keeping Your Gutters Free From Clogs

Gutter cleaning must be done regularly, especially following severe weather. If you want to make your life a little easier, consider learning how to clean gutters by using our gutter protection system. Gutter Helmet gutter guards prevent debris from collecting in your gutters, ensuring a clog-free passageway for rainwater to flow. With these installed, you won’t have to worry about regularly climbing up on a rickety ladder to clean out your gutters.

Gutter Helmet of Cookeville is your trusted local dealer of Gutter Helmet, the only gutter protection system you’ll ever need. Give us a call at (866) 985-9982. You may also fill out our contact form for a free, no-obligation quote. We serve Cookeville, TN, residents.