Clogged Gutters & Drains - What Does Fall Mean For Your Roof?
Updated: Dec 16, 2019
We get calls weekly asking if we can inspect the properties gutters / drains. Upon arrival most times, this area hasn't been inspected or cleaned for a few years. Here's what happened on a call this week... The homeowner said she had water coming in the top of her sliding glass door. and thinks her gutters were clogged. Sure enough, upon inspection, the gutter system was clogged at the outlets, along with that, her gutters were filled with granules that have come off the shingles. 30 foot of gutter and we filled a 5 gallon bucket over half way. HEAVY!! Here's the ramifications. along with the leak from the drain water coming in the sliding door, the water also went behind the gutter, compromising the wood fascia boards, along with 2 areas of water backing up under the roof shingles. Luckily, no water infiltration had shown up inside the bedrooms. Long story short, have your roof inspected at least twice a year (if you can not do it yourself), its rather inexpensive maintenance that prevents more costly repairs that should have been avoided.