Keeping debris from our gutters is a tough job. Trapper roof debris is a leaf guard issue whether it sits over or on your guard. What we mean by trapped roof debris is debris that gets stuck on certain areas of your roof, such as a valley or low-pitched roof. Issues like this will cause debris to move slowly and glacier-like down your roof and over a gutter guard. Clogging your gutter in the process.
Low pitched roofs are more likely to collect debris so it’s important to clean your roof off before you clean your gutters twice a year. It not only protects your gutters from clogging but it’s gives your roof a longer life.
Roof Valleys are another spot where roof debris will gather. Air flow is often restricted so a good gust of wind will not be there to help. Gutter debris will often gather at the gutter guard valley too. This debris should be cleaned out at least twice a year and if you can manage it more in the spring because that dense, wet debris will build up after spring rains.
If you have a gutter that runs into an exterior wall, this is another place that trapped roof debris collects. ( View image below to see what we are talking about). Like the valleys there isn’t enough air flow to blow the debris away. Debris found here can also cause problems with your home as well, and not just the gutters. View Rempfer Construction Post about common rot areas on the exterior of the home.
There is not fix-all solution if you have this problem. The best thing you can do is clean off your roof every-time you clean your gutters and monitor these problem areas. If you have a roof that is very high up or steep, please call a professional. Cleaning debris from these areas will give you a better performance from gutter guard and extend the lifetime of your gutters and roof.
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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