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The main purpose of gutters is to direct rainwater that lands on your roof away from your home and into a safe drainage site. Water that goes where it shouldn’t can cause a number of problems in many parts of your home. The farther away you can channel the water, the safer your home and landscape will be.

Properly installed and well-maintained gutters are typically effective at routing rainwater away from your home. However, you can improve their performance even more with the help of gutter and downspout accessories such as rain gutter guards or downspout extensions. Today, Gutter Helmet® of Northern Minnesota provides a quick rundown of several gutter add-ons worth considering:

Splash Blocks

As downspouts flush water out, there’s always a risk that the water can seep into the nearby ground and erode the soil around your foundation. Splash blocks are long pieces of concrete or plastic that help direct the flow of water farther away from your home. They come in a variety of sizes and how you use them depends on how much rain your area experiences every year.

Downspout Extensions

Downspout capacity can often fall short, particularly in areas that see frequent rain or strong rainstorms. Downspout extensions are a great way to augment the capacity of your downspouts and, with the help of splash blocks, add another layer of protection for your home against water damage.

Gutter Guards

Clogged gutters are a perennial problem for many homeowners. When your gutters are obstructed, rain cannot flow freely, causing the water to seep into your roofing and siding. With the right rain gutter guards, you can avoid this problem entirely because debris will be blocked from getting inside the troughs in the first place.

At Gutter Helmet of Northern Minnesota, you can count on our professionals to provide effective and affordable gutter solutions. Call us today at (800) 824-3772 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate and learn how you’ll never clean your gutters again. We serve homeowners in Culver, MN, and nearby areas.