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The Top Causes of Clogged Gutters

By April 18, 2017October 18th, 2023No Comments

Gutters play a significant role in protecting your home by draining water away from your home. Due to their open nature, however, these are susceptible to clogging. This can lead to serious issues that can threaten your home’s structural integrity.

What Causes Clogged Gutters?

Clogged gutters allow water to overflow, which can affect your roofing, foundation, and landscaping. Furthermore, the weight of the debris and standing water can cause your gutters to pull away from your home. These may collapse any time, making you prone to accidents. Here are factors that cause clogging:

  • Nearby Trees. Some fallen leaves land on your gutter system and cause congestion. When these remain wet for a long time, these become more difficult to blow out or clean.

  • Poorly Installed Downspouts. These can trap debris, impeding the flow of water. When left neglected, the debris can gunk up your gutters and attract mold growth.

  • Ice Damming. An attic with poor ventilation maintains more heat, which can melt the snow on the roof. The snow then flows onto the gutters and refreezes due to abrupt temperature difference. Over time, it will clog your gutters.

It’s important to inspect your gutters at least twice a year. You can also invest in a reliable gutter guard to eliminate maintenance all year long. At Gutter Helmet® of Northern Minnesota, we can assist you in preventing the common gutter problems listed above.

How Will Gutter Helmet Eliminate Problems?

Gutter Helmet has unique features to keep your gutters clog-free for years. This advanced gutter cover comes with a narrow opening to block debris away so rainwater can flow freely into your downspouts. Then, with its patented nose-forward design, the debris will slide off the edge and fall to the ground.

It also comes with a ribbed surface for enhanced surface tension and tensile strength. This allows water to cling onto the surface so it can smoothly enter your gutters. Furthermore, it can resist heavy downpours, with the ability to handle up to 22 inches of rain per hour without overflowing. We attach them using reinforced aluminum alloy brackets to withstand rough conditions. We back this gutter guard with a transferable lifetime warranty for your peace of mind. When we install this product, we’ll make the necessary repairs on your gutters to ensure efficiency through the years.

Turn to Gutter Helmet of Northern Minnesota for the best gutter protection system. We serve Culver and nearby areas in Minnesota. Call us at (866) 937-3508 for a free quote.