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Weather Protection at Home: The Role Gutters Play

By August 9, 2015October 18th, 2023No Comments

Minnesota is no stranger intense weather. In fact, our area is frequently visited by storms, blizzards, and tornadoes. Is your home protected against these challenging conditions? You might want to have your gutters checked. Here’s why.

Unsung Heroes

Despite being hardly visible on the roof, your gutters play a major role in guarding your home against the elements. These direct rainfall away from important parts of your home such as the landscaping, walls, and foundation. Otherwise, these components will become vulnerable to water damage. Pooling water, for example, can cause serious structural problems. By the time it has caused the foundation to sag or crack, repairs would be too late.

Common Complications

Many homeowners see gutter installation as a one-time event. As a result, few take the time to have professionals check on their gutters, which is not a good idea. Wind-blown debris, leaves from nearby trees, and nesting animals can clog the troughs and downspouts, causing them to leak, back up, or overflow.

Performing regular gutter maintenance can help you get rid of these problems—with a certain caveat. Frequent cleaning and unclogging can be demanding; not every homeowner has time and effort to spare. That’s why we recommend that you install gutter covers in Albert Lea MN, and the local area.

Great Solutions

Gutter Helmet® features a textured surface that allows water to flow more smoothly down into the drains. The nose-forward design lets leaves, debris, and clutter slide easily off the surface, so you won’t have to scoop them out of the troughs yourself. Thanks to a tiny slit only 3/8” wide, even small animals can’t make their way inside the gutters.

Additionally, Gutter Helmet can handle up to 22 inches of rainfall. That’s a lot of protection even for storm-ridden Minnesota homes. And since we’re expecting bad weather in the coming months, it might be a good idea to invest in these cover systems right away.

When it comes to Gutter Helmet installation, trust only the experts many homeowners prefer—Home Solutions Midwest. Call us today about giving your home the best protection from the elements.