When gutters plug and flow back under the roof, rot occurs. Luckily, we were able to repair this before it spread too far.
A home owner installed a DIY product on his home that he purchased at his local big box store. He thought the product was working, that is until he noticed water running down behind his gutters. Upon further inspection it was noted that there was significant fascia damage and that the covered gutters were full of needles and debris. New fascia board and gutters were installed and set for a future installation of the MasterShield gutter protection system.
Pine needs are long, flexible, and, unfortunately, problematic for your gutters. They can clog up your gutters in no time at all. This is what was happening to this home owner in Snohomish, WA. We were able to solve this problem by installing MasterSheild gutter guards in green.
Marysville MasterShield Gutter Guard for Fir Needles.
Before, because of gutters clogged with fir needles, this home had rotten fascia and the tongue and groove soffit was being attacked. After, we repaired the damaged fascia and soffits and installed the MasterShield Gutter Guard in white to prevent needles from messing with their gutters any longer. We also installed new white gutters and downspouts.
This home’s cedar wood shake roof was completely worn out when its owner contacted us. The roof had been rotting for years because of the gutters, which were constantly clogging with pine needles. When gutters become clogged, more often than not, the backflowing water goes directly into the house and causes hidden water damage. This homeowner figured it was the perfect time to upgrade the whole system.
Our crew replaced his rotten roof with a much sturdier architectural asphalt composition shingle roof, and to prevent further water damage, we installed our MasterShield gutter protection system in musket brown. The gutters and downspouts were also replaced with our product in almond. The “After Photo” pictured in this post was actually taken 3 years after the original installation, and the homeowner claimed that he hasn’t had to do anything to maintain the system. The pine needles—that were such a problem before—simply slide right off the MasterShield covers onto the ground, where they can be easily collected. The neighbors were so impressed that they also want to install MasterShield on their home.