Common Gutter and Roof Damage and How to Avoid Them

The outdoor climate can do some real damage to your precious roof and gutter systems. These effects may worsen with contaminants such as algae, mildew, mold, and lichen that slowly ruin your roof’s structural integrity. When neglected, they lead to costly replacement work and potentially dangerous scenarios (i.e., leaky and collapsing roofs).

There are various telltale signs that your roof and gutter systems are no longer fulfilling their essential functions. These require swift attention and remedy to avoid further damage. 

Sagging Gutters

Poorly maintained gutters contain environmental build-ups/blockages such as snow, sticks, and dried leaves that weigh heavily on the pipes. Eventually, they cause gutters to sag and distort, making them less effective. 

Gutter Ice Dams 

Water deposited in gutters will freeze during the cooler months. The cycle leads to “ice dams” that cause gutters to expand and contract, which gradually leads to cracks and leaks. Additionally, the freeze-thaw effect pushes gutter components apart (i.e., joints, aprons), leading to collapsed structures. Missing Shingles 

Harsh weather conditions and debris may strip away the luster and functionality of your roof shingles. In some cases, shingles may crack and fall apart, resulting in exposed areas. 

Roof Leaks 

Roof leaks are one of the most widely reported roof issues faced by homeowners. When left untreated, contaminants and water damage will erode roof surfaces. Leaky roof problems usually include other issues such as damaged flashing and collapsed shingles – ultimately leading to expensive repair work. 

Clearview – The Solution to Roof and Gutter Problems

The good news is that hiring a cleaning specialist like Clearview can help prevent all the issues listed above. Through advanced soft washing techniques, the team will provide a deep clean that extends the life of your roof structures and eliminates all impurities. 

Request a free estimate from the Clearview team to keep your gutters and roofs spotless and functional across all seasons. 


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