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You probably know how important gutters can be in ensuring a dry and damage-free home. They channel rainwater away from your home’s structure so it can’t cause damage. At the same time, they reduce the possibility of leaks forming on your roof due to clogs. That’s why you need to make sure gutters are always in great condition.

Gutter Protection

This involves taking proactive measures to ensure your gutters are free of problems, both large and small. To start, you can have a trusted home improvement company install gutter protection in Monticello, Michigan. This helps your gutters stay free of clogs, protecting your home from significant water damage.

In the first installment of our two-part blog, Gutter Helmet of Minnesota shares some of the risks you can avoid with quality gutter covers.

1. Clogged Gutters

Clogs occur when leaves, pine needles and other loose debris settle inside your gutters. Serious clogging will cause water to back up inside the gutter until it finally spills over the edge. Since the water can’t drain through the downspout, it may instead find its way into your exterior walls and foundation, slowly compromising your home’s structural integrity. Gutter covers stop this process by keeping leaves and debris out of the system.

2. Sagging 

The weight of trapped water and accumulated debris inside your gutters can gradually cause them to sag. They may even pull away from your home. This can result in the eventual collapse of the gutter, leaving you with significant costs for repairs or replacement. Since gutter covers prevent clogging in the first place, you won’t have to worry about these issues.

3. Flooding and Erosion

Gutters that don’t drain properly can result in basement flooding, while the constant pressure of water can cause cracks in your foundation. Overflowing water damages your landscaping and leads to soil erosion. Gutter protection in Monticello, Minnesota, however, ensures that water only flows through the downspout and away from your home, where it can’t do damage.

4. Exterior Water Stains and Streaks

Over time, water spilling over the side of gutters will leave stains and streaks on your home’s exterior. You might even notice paint damage to both the exterior and interior walls. Additionally, moisture seeping inside walls can encourage the growth of mold and mildew.

Keep your home and gutters free from these risks by investing in quality gutter protection from Gutter Helmet of Minnesota. With our Gutter Helmet® gutter covers, we ensure the superior protection and performance of your system. Call us today at (800) 824-3772 to learn more.

Check out the second installment of our two-part blog, where we discuss more about how our Gutter Helmet gutter protection benefits you.