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Major Roof Problems from Bad Gutters in Seattle

Rotten rafter from the gutter wicking backward

Major Roof Problems from Bad Gutters in Seattle

Gutter Installation Case Studies: Major Roof Problems from Bad Gutters in Seattle

Rotten rafter from the gutter wicking backward
Rotten rafter from the gutter wicking backward
Roof is soaked from the gutter edge in Seattle, WA
Roof is soaked from the gutter edge in Seattle, WA
You can see here how high the gutter was installed relative to the roof, any clogging and water is going back up!
You can see here how high the gutter was installed relative to the roof, any clogging and water is going back up!
More soaked OSB sheathing on a roof in Seattle, Washington
More soaked OSB sheathing on a roof in Seattle, Washington
Here you can see a bunch of fir needles that were flooded back up into the roof in Seattle
Here you can see a bunch of fir needles that were flooded back up into the roof in Seattle
After we took off the old gutter we peeled some of the roof back to get a better look.
After we took off the old gutter we peeled some of the roof back to get a better look.
Here you can see much of the sheathing was replaced and the rafter was remade for the home in Seattle, WA
Here you can see much of the sheathing was replaced and the rafter was remade for the home in Seattle, WA
Even the rafters were shot, so we "sistered" the worst ones to make sure the roof was stabilized.
Even the rafters were shot, so we "sistered" the worst ones to make sure the roof was stabilized.

Challenge
The owners knew the gutters were clogging, but they had no idea how bad the situation really was!

Solution
Once we started, it was like pulling on the yarn of a sweater—it just kept coming. Some of these photos show the major rot that these unfortunate owners had to deal with due to their dysfunctional gutters. We were able to fix the major problems, so they’d have time before a new roof would be needed. When we left. their house was in far better shape than when we started, and the MasterShield we installed will keep their gutters from clogging ever again.