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Rust forms on your gutters because of a chemical reaction occurring between iron and oxygen when it meets water or moisture in the air. You’ll probably see the results in the form of reddish-brown patches on the gutter material. If overlooked, rust can severely affect your gutters’ performance and service life. Read on as the trusted gutter protection company in the area, Gutter Helmet® of Eastern Shore expounds on this issue, and its solution, in today’s blog.

Why Does Rust Form in Gutters Anyway?

Metal being exposed constantly to water and moisture makes for a bad recipe. Rust is more likely to form when your metal gutters are clogged. When leaves, pine needles and other loose debris piles up inside the system, they allow rainwater to pool inside. The metal’s exposure to water will encourage corrosion. Soon enough, your gutters will become rusty, making them more prone to damage. Holes and punctures on the material become a possibility, and corrosion may weaken the system enough to cause it to collapse. To prevent congestion in the system, which in turn, prevents rust formation, you’ll need to understand how to clean gutters with gutter guards.

How This Solution Works

While standard gutter cleaning is enough to keep debris off your gutters, the task can turn incredibly tedious because you’ll have to do it regularly. You can have someone do it for you, but the costs will stack up over time. Here’s a better alternative instead: a high-quality gutter protection system from Gutter Helmet® of Eastern Shore. 

Thanks to its patented nose-forward design, our superior Gutter Helmet® gutter guards keep your system clean by allowing only water to enter the system. Everything else, such as leaves and debris, slide off the lip of the guards to fall harmlessly to the ground. This significantly reduces the potential of clogs and eliminates the need for regular gutter cleaning. And because water won’t back up in your gutters, rust formation becomes more unlikely.

Once you know how to clean gutters with gutter guards, preventing rust formation in the system becomes worry-free. Look no further than Gutter Helmet® of Eastern Shore for top-tier solutions to your gutter needs. We serve Salisbury, MD and the surrounding areas. Call us today at (866) 333-8150 or fill out this contact form to schedule your consultation. We’d love to hear from you!

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