The Untold Dangers of Having Clogged GuttersMay 24, 2018
Your gutter system is the unsung hero of your home. Gutters shoulder the burden of preventing water damage by channeling rainwater that lands on your roof safely away from your property. The problem is gutters can easily clog, rendering them useless. Without Gutter Helmet®, your gutters are vulnerable to clogs from debris such as leaves, twigs and even critters.
Invest in one of the award-winning Gutter Helmet systems today to avoid the following risks of gutter clogs:
A gutter blockage will trap rainwater, causing it to cascade over your home. If you have wood siding or windows, constant exposure to water will accelerate their decay.
When rainwater doesn’t reach the downspouts due to gutter clogging, it will instead pour over the sides of your gutter to pool around your home’s foundation. Over time, the constant ponding can cause your foundation to crack, leading to structural damage.
As a gutter contractor, water damage to the basement is one of the most common gutter-related problems we deal with. Excessive moisture from ineffective gutters can leak into your basement, leading to mold growth and other problems.
Overflowing gutters due to clogging can drench your landscape, destroying your garden. During a heavy downpour, the large volumes of water can cause soil erosion and even uproot your plants.
In addition to regularly cleaning your gutters and downspouts, installing a heated gutter system is also key to ice dam reduction.
Combat gutter clogging with Gutter Helmet. This innovative gutter protection system features a patented Nose Forward Design™ to filter out debris naturally and a textured surface to handle the heaviest rainfall. To learn more about how it works, call Gutter Helmet of Eastern NY now at (866) 252-9400. We’ll be happy to schedule your consultation at your convenience and provide a FREE estimate.