Photo Album: Why Staked Gutters Are Replaced Before Mastershield Gutter Guards Are Installed, Lynden, WA
Not a good roofing situation in Lynden: The full gutters are too heavy and pulling away from the home.
Stakes and rafters are not a good combination: The stakes have come out of the rafters completely.
Damaged roofing in Lynden, Washington: This is what happens when gutters are staked directly into the rafter tails.
Repaired gutters in Lynden: Fascia was added, continuous gutters were screwed into fascia (not staked), and MasterShield was installed.
Gutter repair and gutter guard install in Lynden, WA: All the gutters are now in their proper places and MasterShield is keeping them clear of needles, leaves, and debris!
When gutters are staked into rafter tails or fascia, oftentimes the gutters will pull away from the home. In this instance, this home in the Lynden, WA area had open gutters that were staked directly into the rafter tails. Over time, the gutters filled with debris, leaves, and needles and began to pull completely away from the home.
To remedy this issue, fascia board was added, 6K gutters were installed (by screwing it into the fascia, not staking it), and MasterShield was installed. Luckily, the problem was caught in time, and no damage was sustained to the rafters.