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Preventive Maintenance 101: Gutter Covers

By April 7, 2015October 18th, 2023No Comments

They say prevention is better than treating. With gutters, you could say the same thing. Stopping issues before they start is better than having to deal with costly and irreparable damage later on.

Seamless Exterior, your gutter expert in Iowa, has a permanent solution in mind. Gutter Helmet® leaf guards in Cedar Falls, IA, are your best in preventing common gutter problems.

Covers 101

Gutter Helmet is a cover-type protection designed to keep your gutters in top shape throughout the year. It’s mounted over existing gutters – kind of like a helmet, hence the name. It keeps out leaves, branches, and debris out of the troughs so that water can flow freely into the downspouts. It’s very effective against clogging, and they also make cleaning much easier. In fact, when you install Gutter Helmet, you won’t be worrying about having to clean your gutters again, so you can save a lot of time, money, and energy.

A gutter cover’s design plays an important role in preventing common problems. Gutter Helmet, for example, uses a nose-forward design that lets litter and leaves fall away from the gutters and the rest of the home. It features a textured surface for increased surface tension. This directs the flow of the water so that it goes right into the trough and down the drainpipes. Lastly, it’s coated with a multi-layer paint PermaLife™ Finish that prevents corroding, rust, chalking, and fading.

Cost-Effective Prevention

It’s always a good idea to invest in gutter covers. The earlier you can install them for your home, the better. If you wait too long to start protecting your gutters, you could end up with more challenging and costly issues later on.

Bonus Tip: Regular inspections are an important part of preventive maintenance too. Have a professional check your gutters and the rest of the roof at least twice a year to ensure that they’re in the best condition. Here are some of the things we watch out for:

  • Misalignment
  • Water buildup in troughs and downspouts
  • Accumulated debris
  • Holes and leaks
  • Rusting, fading, or chalking

Seamless Exterior doesn’t just install high quality gutter covers like Gutter Helmet; we also specialize in gutter replacement and repair. Fill out our contact form or call us up for more information about our products and services.