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Gutters play a key role in protecting your home from water damage. They keep rainwater from getting into the walls and siding and also prevent it from pooling near the foundation and damaging it. The effectiveness of your gutters ultimately depends on the style, material and how they’re installed.

In this post, we discuss one other factor that affects the utility of a gutter system – surface tension. Carolina Gutter Helmet and More shares how this helps create effective and maintenance-free gutters.

How Surface Tension Works

Surface tension is a natural phenomenon where a liquid like water when it comes in contact with the gas, acts like a thin elastic sheet. The tension then creates a kind of seal that prevents anything, apart from other liquids, from passing through. This also causes small objects to simply rest above the surface of the water without sinking due to the tension.

This tension benefits gutters greatly, but it is only achievable through the use of gutter guards or similar protection systems.

The Gutter Helmet® Difference

Gutter Helmet® is the protection system we offer and we’re proud to say that it utilizes surface tension to completely protect your gutters. When water slides into the cover, the water molecules stick together and create the tension that prevents anything except water from entering.

With this gutter protection system, leaves, twigs, and roof debris will simply fall off the edge of the cover, into the lip of the gutter and off the roof, instead of clogging its passageways.

How Gutter Helmet® Benefits You

Gutter Helmet® eliminates the need to clean and maintain your gutters regularly. You don’t have to worry about leaves and twigs clogging the gutters anymore and restricting the natural flow of water. You also prevent premature damage as a result of rotting leaves and scratches from twigs and debris. With free-flowing gutters, your exterior, roof, and foundation are all protected from water damage.

Carolina Gutter Helmet and More will properly install your new Gutter Helmet® so you can take advantage of all its benefits. Call us today at 864-303-5955 or 972.427.4418 to learn more about our services. We offer high-quality gutter guards in Spartanburg and Chapin, SC, and in Tryon, NC.

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