Clogged Gutters and The Problems They Bring

Mother nature has brought us cold weather early this year and any snow we get going forward will probably stick around for a while, ~so take it from your local Arlington Roofing Contractor that NOW is the time to clean your gutters and downspouts. A guttering system has to be kept free of leaves, dirt, and debris in order to drain water properly and avoid damages to your roof and other important components of your home. If a clog occurs the water will splash back onto the roof and get underneath the shingles which will potentially lead to other issues such as:

  • Mold
  • Rotted decking
  • Damaged Insulation
  • Structural instability
  • Damaged ceilings, walls, furniture, and other possessions

The problems stated above will certainly require professional Arlington Roof Repair services and could become quite costly based on the severity of the affected areas. But, if your lucky and your roofing system evades those damages you could still end up with the following from a poorly draining or clogged guttering system:

  • Damaged Fascia and/or soffit
  • Nesting pests, insects, and bugs
  • Cacks in Foundation
  • Broken gutter brackets
  • Drowned garden beds

Protect your large investment and be proactive with maintenance projects such as gutter cleaning, and while you’re up there you should take a look around to see if you notice anything abnormal on your roof like damaged shingles, flashing or dark stains. These are sure signs that you’ll want to schedule an inspection with a reputable Arlington Roofer ASAP. Call (781) 789-9711 or contact us for more information.