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There are plenty of ways to keep your gutter system clean. You can, for instance, DIY the task using the appropriate tools or take the simpler route by hiring a professional to do it. But the easiest solution by far is to invest in quality gutter guards that prevent debris from building up in your gutters in the first place. You must, however, pick the right type.

Foam Gutter Guards Are a No-No

Here’s one you should avoid: foam gutter guards. You’ll find this particular option is more trouble than it’s worth because it simply isn’t effective. Also called gutter sponges, foam gutter guards use flexible lengths of rough polyether foam. Unlike their counterparts, they are fitted inside the gutter system instead of sitting on top of its opening. Foam gutter guards keep leaves and other larger debris from your gutters, but they’re useless at heading off dirt, sand and dust. 

Once these smaller particles get caught inside the foam pieces, they’ll mix with water and start to congeal, making them difficult to remove.  Cleaning foam gutter guards is already difficult, but the task becomes a nightmare during pollen season. There’s nothing else left to do but have the foam replaced with newer ones. Yet, is this actually a task you’re willing to do over and over throughout the year? 

Choose Gutter Helmet® Guards Instead

Foam gutter guards defeat the purpose of taking a hands-free approach to gutter cleaning. You’ll do better with the Gutter Helmet® guards offered by Gutter Helmet of Northern Minnesota. They come with a patented nose-forward design that effectively filters out debris, both big and small, from your gutters while allowing rainwater to flow and drain smoothly from the system. Unlike gutter sponges, you won’t need to replace Gutter Helmet guards multiple times a year. They are designed to be durable and long-lasting, installed using reinforced aluminum alloy brackets so they’ll remain firmly in place even in extreme weather.

Call Us Today

Gutter Helmet of Northern Minnesota has the best gutter guards for you. With Gutter Helmet protection, you can reduce the need for professional gutter cleaning and keep your gutters clog-free for longer. Get started on your Gutter Helmet installation by calling us at (866) 937-3508 or filling out this contact form. We proudly serve homeowners in Duluth, MN, and other areas in St. Louis County.

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