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 the 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 antifungal agent to prevent more moss growth and water damage in order to extend the 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 charming cabin in the woods is surrounded by large, beautiful trees, however that posed a problem for the home owner! His gutters were absolutley filled to the top with needles! The gutters were cleaned out and MasterShield was installed, now the home owner can relax when he gets to his cabin instead of climbing a ladder to clean out the gutters.
When gutters plug and flow back under the roof, rot occurs. Luckily, we were able to repair this before it spread too far.
As you can see in these pictures the damage done to the roof has caused extensive rot to the fascia board and rafter tails. The homeowner had the damage to the tile roof fixed prior to the installation of the new gutter and MasterShield. In the after photo you can see the huge difference once the new gutters and MasterShield were installed. Now the homeowners can finally relax knowing that they have taken care of the problem and will no longer have to worry about leaves, needles, or debris getting into their gutters ever agian.