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Why You Need Well-Maintained Gutters: Fire Prevention

By May 21, 2015October 18th, 2023No Comments

One of the most overlooked features of gutters is their ability to prevent fires from starting and even spreading on your roof. However, before your gutters can protect your home from fire, you need to make sure they are properly maintained. The problem with clogged gutter systems is that the accumulated debris will likely dry during the hot weather months. This increases the chance of a potential fire hazard.

Iowa is not exempt from fire threats. Like most Midwestern areas, Iowa has a humid continental climate, which is characterized by extreme summers and winters. Iowa summers can be very hot and humid. Local daytime temperatures can range from 90 to 100 degrees and sometimes even hotter.

Why You Need to Keep Your Gutters Healthy All the Time

According to the National Interagency Fire Center, it’s during the months of June to October that fire accidents escalate. The good news is there is a way to prevent this from happening. One of the most effective ways to reduce fire risks is to free your roof and gutters from any leaves, twigs, and other fuel sources. The key is in removing anything that can feed the fire.

This is where a professional gutter inspection and cleaning will come in handy. Seamless Exterior can help you with that. Our comprehensive gutter cleaning service will get rid of leaves and other debris that can clog your system. Additionally, we install one of the most efficient leaf guards in Cedar Falls, IA, Gutter Helmet®, which provides all-out gutter defense.

Gutter Helmet Eliminates Fire Hazards and More

Gutter systems become fire hazards only when left clogged and congested. It’s not the gutter structure itself but what is inside of it. If you want to avoid starting or spreading fire on your roof, you need to make sure you have healthy gutters. We understand that not everybody has the time to schedule gutter cleaning. That’s why we offer a more convenient and efficient way: install Gutter Helmet.

Gutter Helmet lets water pass through a small slit while filtering the debris. It is made from a durable aluminum material that can be installed onto your existing gutters. Gutter Helmet is the perfect way to free your structure of debris, which can lead to fire hazards. With this kind of gutter protection, occasional cleaning won’t be a problem anymore.

Eliminate fire hazards in your Iowa home this season. Call Seamless Exteriors at (319) 243-3600 to have Gutter Helmet installed. We have a professional team that will be ready to assist you.