Having a gutter system is a common option for many homeowners. The gutter system allows water to drain from your roof without causing erosion or damage around the foundation of your home. There are times when you need to remove the current system and have a new one installed. When this happens, certain repairs will need to happen. Here are some of those roof repairs and what you should know about them and the health of your roof.
Damaged Anchor Points
When you put up a gutter system, there are anchoring points for that gutter. These anchoring points are usually placed within your roof overhang or at the roof line where the shingles end. As your gutter becomes heavy with rain or debris, it can begin to pull down on the anchoring points. This weight and pulling will cause the wood around the anchor to crack which allows water, ice, and snow in. It can also allow small pests into the area. Your roofing contractor can repair these anchor points and ensure the new anchors for the replacement gutter are in a better or different location.
If you allow water or wet debris to sit in the gutter for a long period of time, you may have wood rot. The moisture from the wet debris is held against the roofline and often has no place to go if there is a clog in the gutter system. This puts dampness against the roof and wood of your roofing foundation. That alone can cause water damage and wood rot issues that need roof repairs. You may also have issues that were caused by ice dams which can also cause wood rot over time.
You may find that your roof foundation is fine and so are the anchor points. What you may find is an issue are loose shingles. The loose shingles near your gutter system may be harder to detect than other shingles on your roof. This damage usually occurs during cleaning of the gutter when the cleaning tools you use may knock into the shingles. Your roofing contractor will need to repair these loose shingles and ensure there is no wood damage.
If you are ready to have your current gutter system replaced and have the repairs that are necessary completed, contact your roofing contractor. They will be able to help you with scheduling and determining the damages that will need roof repairs. They can also inspect the roof for other issues so those issues can be maintained and repaired as quickly as possible.
To learn more about roof repair, contact a company like Ramos Roofing.