Can Bad Gutters Damage Your Roof?

It’s difficult to tell when your gutters are damaged. How often do you really inspect your gutters and your roof? It’s a good idea to check it more frequently, because damaged gutters can cause serious damage to your home’s roof.

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As a Maryland roof repairing specialist, we’ve seen our fair share of damaged gutters and coinciding damaged roofs. We wanted to take some time today to talk about the different ways that bad gutters can lead to roofing issues.

Water Seepage and Leakage

If your gutters are clogged up, they can cause the water to rise up onto your roof. This water can then find its way through gaps in your shingles, leading to leaks in your home. This problem only gets worse the older your shingles are and the more clogged your gutters are. However whether your gutters are clogged or not, if you’re roof is damaged you should seek the help of a professional Maryland roof repair company.

Rotting Wood

Water and wood don’t mix. Any water that leaks through your roof poses the further problem of wood rot. The more water that leaks through the faster the wood can rot. Rotting wood poses a serious threat to your roof’s foundation and could compromise the integrity of your home.

Ice Damming

While this isn’t something you need to worry about right now, ice does pose a significant threat to your roof during the winter months. Clogged gutters can block in water, which when cold, can freeze. This ice poses two different threats. Firstly it adds extra moisture onto your roof which can lead to wood rot. Secondly, the ice adds extra weight onto your roof. Let us tell you, the words ‘extra weight’ and ‘roof’ should never be in the same sentence. Only bad things can happen from there.

Get Some Help From a Maryland Roof Repair Specialist

If you’re worried about your gutters or your roof, don’t worry any longer. Contact the experts at Maryland’s Best Remodeling! Our team of Maryland roof repair technicians are standing by and are ready to assist you in any way possible.

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