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A high-quality gutter protection system can reduce the need for gutter maintenance, protect your home from water damage and improve the lifespan and reliability of your gutters. It’s not surprising that there are many products on the market that claim to be effective gutter protection systems. However, not all of them can deliver. Gutter Helmet® Systems of Alabama, gutter guards expert, explains why you should steer away from foam gutter guards in particular:

Why Foam Gutter Guards Are a Bad Investment

Disadvantages of Foam Gutter Guards

Foam gutter guards claim to prevent leaves and other debris from entering your gutters. A foam gutter guard is a highly porous foam product that fills your gutters. Many homeowners choose this product because it is affordable and easy to install. However, foam gutter guards are not effective. The holes in the foam gutter guard are very small to prevent debris from entering. While this may sound like a good thing, the design makes it very hard for water to flow into your gutters. The foam gutter guard’s slow flow might not be able to keep up with heavy rain, causing the gutters to overflow.

In addition, any particles that do enter the foam gutter guard will begin to clog the foam. You will need to remove the foam from your gutters to clean them, and this is very time-consuming. In addition, mold can grow on the foam gutter guards because it absorbs moisture. You’re really better off with no gutter guards and a committed maintenance plan than with foam gutter guards.

The Long-Term Solution to Clogged Gutters

For an effective alternative to foam gutter guards, consider Gutter Helmet®. This innovative gutter defense system will save you time, money and energy by eliminating the need for gutter maintenance. It completely covers your gutters, stopping dirt and debris from entering. Meanwhile, rain clings to Gutter Helmet’s ribbed surface and flows directly into your gutters. Gutter Helmet is durable and long-lasting, so after installation, you won’t have to worry about it ever again.

Choose Gutter Helmet if you want one of the best and most effective gutter guards on the market. Its nose-forward design will prevent debris from entering your gutter system and it is durable enough to withstand strong winds and rain. Call us at (866) 598-7525 to learn more about our services and products. We serve Chelsea, AL, and many other areas.