Gutter Guard Issues

Gutter Guard Issues

Gutter guards are a great to cut down the amount of debris that enters and clogs your gutters. There are a few times that gutter guard issues will arise. It all depends on the slope of your roof. The slope of your roof can determine the amount of airflow or speed of the water that naturally removes debris down your roof to your gutters or gutter guards, especially when it is heavier material such as leaves, twigs, and etc.

Low Pitch Roof

A low pitch roof collects debris because of lack of slope to wash or blow it off.  It also allows debris to sit on your roof for a longer amount of time. The flatter the roof the more likely its going to sit and this also means it can build up behind the gutter guard.  Mastershield Gutter Guards do offer a way to be installed that can be angled like the roof, leaving a smoother area for debris to shed from the roof.

If you are not sure if your roof is a low pitch please view image below.

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Roof Valley

When your roof has valleys, airflow is restricted.  This causes debris to sit on the gutter guards and valleys causing water to overflow near the areas of the valleys. Roof valleys should be cleaned on a regular basis (like your gutters, we recommend twice a year unless you have a lot of trees around your home) especially in the spring when the debris is smaller, dense and wetter from the spring showers.

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Tall Wall 

A tall wall issue happens when a gutter that ends near a wall extension clogs from debris building up against wall.  Tall wall is when, for example, a 1 story garage is attached to the side of a 2 story home. There are ways to prevent clogs from happening such as monitoring your roof on a regular basis, and noting where the debris collects.  So if you clean your gutters yourself you can be sure to hit those spots.  If your roof is too steep or high for your ladder to reach please call a professional to take care of it for you.


Paying attention to your roof and gutters is vital for home health.  It can allow for these prices pieces of your home to last a full life. Protect what’s truly important on the inside. If you would like to learn about the different styles of gutter guards we offer. Please visit our gutter guard page. Also remember that is your roof is very steep or high, please call a professional. Never put yourself in an uncomfortable and dangerous situation.

For a free estimate on gutter cleaning, repairs or adding gutter guards, call us today! Our experienced team will take the guess-work out of the process, and ensure that your home is protected.

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