If you find that your gutters have been overflowing, debris and leaves might not be the cause of your issues. Your overflowing gutters could be an indication of a decaying roof. Keep track of what is clogging your gutters to keep track of the reliability of your roof.

Signs of Trouble

As you clean your gutters, you should notice the usual decries. Things like leaves and sticks are normal things you should find. If you notice grainy dirt at the bottom, it might not completely be organic. It might be granules from your roof’s shingles. Granule is added to make sure your shingles are fire and sunshine resistant. It also protects them from the weather. While a little bit of granules is normal, if you notice a lot or that your roof has missing patches, you may need some roof repairs.

What Happens When Your Roof is Decaying?

Since your roof protects everything in your home, when it decays, you may experience leaks. While this is a major issue, there are other issues that can arise from a decaying roof. A damaged roof will be more vulnerable to storms, which can result in it losing shingle. Older roofs can send loose materials to your gutters and clog them. Overflowing gutters can send water to your home’s foundation and landscape, damaging them both.

Prevent Roof and Gutter Issues

Schedule roof inspections regularly to check for bald spots, granules in the gutters and loose shingles. Look for any warped or saggy gutters. These types of issues can lead to overflowing gutters. To prevent clogged and overflowing gutters, look into purchasing gutter covers.

For roof or gutter repairs and installation, contact JnR Gutters, Inc. today! Learn more about our services or request a free estimate by calling 978-372-4088 or by filling out our online contact form.