Living in a forest? MasterShield will make life much easier by keeping all those leaves and needles out of your gutters
This home in the Rochester, WA area has gutters that are full of large maple leaves and evergreen needles that are preventing the water from draining properly. New gutters and MasterShield were installed solving the problem.
This homeowner was very unpleasantly surprised when our salesman informed him of the amount of rot that his clogging gutters had caused. The gutters were back flowing, so the water in the gutters—instead of simply flowing through the gutters as designed—was flowing into the fascia and roof. The water damage was even so bad in some areas that the roof itself was beginning to warp. The home is in the middle of a forest and is surrounded on all sides by trees, so the gutters had been clogging with fir needles and leaves for some time. The homeowner had even climbed up on a ladder several times to clean them out himself, but it just wasn’t enough. Also, as you can see from the “Before” picture, one of the downspouts on the second story was left unconnected, so water was just constantly flowing across roof and causing even more rot.
We removed the old, damaged gutters and replaced them with new gutters and downspouts in black and eggshell. In the “After” picture, you can also see where we attached that troublesome second-story downspout to the gutter below it to prevent even more water damage. We used a black downspout to match the roof, so it would blend in. Additionally, to ensure that this home would never be further damaged by its gutter system, we installed black and eggshell MasterShield gutter covers. Our team also treated the roof with an anti fungal agent to prevent more moss growth and water damage in order to extend life of the roof.
There were numerous issues with this home. One: the gutters were full of needles, debris, and leaves. Two: the downspouts were insufficient. Three: algae and mold growing on the siding and roof due to water overflow. Four: rotting fascia due to clogged gutters. To remedy the problems, new gutters and MasterShield were installed, valley controllers were installed to help with water disbursement, all downspouts were replaced, additional downspout tie-ins were added, and the siding and roof were treated for excessive algae and moss growth.
This home had LeafGuard installed on all the gutters, however it was not keeping out the needles and the gutters soon became over run with them! The fascia behind the LeafGuard was rotten and needed to be replaced. Leafless in Seattle was able to replace the gutters, install MasterShield, and replace all the rotten fascia. If you have issues with needles, make sure you do your research...not all gutter protection systems are the same! Leafless in Seattle/MasterShield is the only company that offers a 100% no clog or your money back guarantee, not like our many competitors that offer to come clean your gutter when they get clogged.