Most people don’t look up at their roofs unless something has gone wrong. Unfortunately, that’s why thing do tend to go wrong. The roof is the part of the house that protects everything else from the most damaging weathering element, rain. A roof works because it is a seamless piece of armor that repels and redirects water away from the structure of the home. When debris builds up on the roof it creates places for water to dam and back-up beneath the roofing material. This can be especially damaging in composite and cedar shingle roofs.
In addition to damming on the roof, leaves, sticks and other debris can build up in the gutter lines over the year. This can turn into a muck filled mess and make it almost impossible for it to drain correctly. This can cause water to build up and run over the edge or seep into the fascia board it is connected to.