Common Roof Issues Caused by Gutters
The roof on your home in Gig Harbor, Port Orchard, or Tacoma is one of the most important parts of your home. And if your gutters are not properly maintained, they can cause several issues that can lead to expensive repairs.
Let’s talk more about some common roof issues caused by gutters.
Water damage is a common problem caused by gutters. When gutters are clogged or not properly installed, water can overflow and leak onto the roof, causing damage to the shingles, fascia, and soffit. This can lead to rot, mold, and other problems that can be expensive to repair.
You can learn more about the importance of soffits, fascia, and flashing in this recent blog post: Why Soffits, Fascia, and Flashing are so Important.
Roof leaks can be caused by several factors, including clogged or damaged gutters. When gutters are clogged or damaged, water can overflow and leak onto the roof, causing damage to the shingles and other components.
Mold and Mildew
Mold and mildew are common problems caused by gutters. When gutters are clogged or not properly installed, water can overflow and leak onto the roof, creating a damp environment that is ideal for mold and mildew growth. This can cause health problems for occupants of the building and be expensive to remediate.
Pest infestations are another common problem caused by gutters. When gutters are clogged with debris, they can become a breeding ground for pests such as insects and rodents. This can cause damage to the roof and other components of the building and be expensive to remedy.
Roof Damage & Rot
When gutters are not functioning correctly, water can seep into the roof and create an environment for rot to occur. This can cause damage to the structural integrity of the roof, leading to costly repairs.
Clogged gutters can create an unsightly appearance for the building, detracting from its curb appeal and potentially impacting its value. By maintaining clean and functional gutters, you can ensure that your building looks its best and maintains its value over time.
Gutters play a crucial role in maintaining a healthy roof and protecting your home from water damage and other issues. It's important to regularly clean and maintain gutters to prevent irreparable damage. If you need help, give us a call. We provide free inspections and estimates for a new roof and are happy to help.