There’s not a bad time to add Gutter Helmet®, but it’s extra useful when installed ahead of fall. It’s more practical than thoroughly and routinely cleaning unprotected gutters and downspouts, and pruning nearby trees before summer officially ends.
To Seamless Exterior, here’s why Gutter Helmet installation should be a top priority in your pre-fall home maintenance checklist:
Inhibiting Debris Buildup
Protecting your uncovered gutter system naturally filters out most pieces of debris big enough to cause drainage problems. Gutter Helmet has a patented nose-forward design to send twigs, leaves and pine needles safely to the ground. Also, it keeps wildlife at bay, forcing birds and other animals to find different shelters to build a nest. If your gutters and downspouts are normally full of litter whenever fall rolls around, that won’t be the case anymore.
This gutter protection system is tough on debris, but not on water. With its textured and ribbed surface, it can handle 22 inches of rain per hour, giving it the capacity to accommodate twice the heaviest downspout ever recorded in America.
Reducing the Chances of Ice Damming
Ice dam formation happens when the roof is poorly ventilated, causing the snow to melt only to refreeze along the edges. Clean gutters and downspouts don’t prevent this phenomenon, but covering them helps. By denying entry to any debris that might clog them, the water can drain properly. Trapped and frozen water can also cause a blockage.
Making Your Home Healthier
The biggest benefit of investing in high-quality gutter protection is water damage prevention. Functional and free-flowing gutters help discourage mold growth by not contributing to moisture accumulation inside the house. A mold-free home is a healthy and happy one.
Prepare your home for fall with Gutter Helmet installation. Call Seamless Exterior at (319) 243-3600 now to discuss your gutter needs, and get a FREE, no-obligation estimate. We serve Cedar Falls, Marshalltown, Waterloo and nearby Iowa communities.