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Lack of Proper Flashing + Clogged Gutters = Water Damage

Water stains on the fascia where water was streaming behind the gutter

Lack of Proper Flashing + Clogged Gutters = Water Damage

Gutter Guards Case Studies: Lack of Proper Flashing + Clogged Gutters = Water Damage

Water stains on the fascia where water was streaming behind the gutter
Water stains on the fascia where water was streaming behind the gutter
Drain pipe in the gutter? No, this is not a good idea.
Drain pipe in the gutter? No, this is not a good idea.
See how any debris would be channeled back toward the house by the convex top?
See how any debris would be channeled back toward the house by the convex top?
See where water would go after debris piles up on this gutter guard?
See where water would go after debris piles up on this gutter guard?
All converted to clog free MasteShield gutters guards in Bothell, Washington
All converted to clog free MasteShield gutters guards in Bothell, Washington
Steep roof, plenty of trees, challenging to manage the water flow in heavy rain.
Steep roof, plenty of trees, challenging to manage the water flow in heavy rain.
Side view showing the rake flashing now installed in Bothell, WA
Side view showing the rake flashing now installed in Bothell, WA
MasterShield at the angle of the roof so debris will slip off
MasterShield at the angle of the roof so debris will slip off
No place for debris to get trapped on this Bothell roofing system
No place for debris to get trapped on this Bothell roofing system
Water stained soffitt from the leaf guard channeling water back behind the gutter
Water stained soffitt from the leaf guard channeling water back behind the gutter
Closeup of the soffit with water damage in Bothell, Washington
Closeup of the soffit with water damage in Bothell, Washington

Challenge
These folks are surrounded by pine, fir, and cedar trees. If you are too, you know they shed like CRAZY, so the gutters were constantly clogged.

Solution
Worse than the maintenance issue this clogging caused, water was being channeled back into the roof, fascia, and soffits due to a lack of proper roof flashings. We removed the old system, installed perimeter flashing, and installed the MasterShield System. Now, they can rest easy knowing their gutters are one less thing they need to worry about.