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With a gutter protection system, you won’t need to worry about constantly cleaning your gutters. These devices are designed to prevent debris from entering your gutters, reducing the likelihood of clogging. Also, when there are no dried leaves, twigs, or seeds stuck in your gutters, water will flow effortlessly at a safe distance from your home.  

Problem With Gutter Sponges or Foam

Read on to discover the drawbacks of installing gutter sponges. 

They Are Inefficient

Gutter sponges have open cells where shingle granules, pollen, dirt and other debris can penetrate. Once the sponge gets saturated, the flow of water will slow down. As a result, water will overflow to your siding and back up to the roof. 

They Are Hard to Clean

Another downside of gutter sponges is when the device is soaking wet, it can attract different kinds of pests. They are also hard to clean, and you manually need to remove them from the gutters to make sure they are free from insects, debris, and other particles. Most times, after you reinsert the foam, they become less effective in filtering out debris, or they have lost their shape and won’t fit into the gutters. 

Why Should You Choose Gutter Helmet® Instead?

When it comes to gutter protection, nothing beats a solid metal gutter cover. Gutter Helmet® is made of materials that don’t attract pests nor deteriorate when exposed to sunlight. It features a patented nose-forward design that ensures good water flow. With its protective high-performance finish, it stays protected against harmful outside elements. Gutter Helmet also leaves enough space to allow water to flow through the slit at a stable rate while still preventing debris from entering the gutters. 

Choose a reliable installer for your new gutter protection system like Gutter Helmet® of Northern Minnesota. Give us a call at (800) 824-3772 or fill out our contact form to get a free quote. 

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