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We are blessed with beautiful colors from the turning fall leaves here in Tennessee, but when they fill up your gutters it can be quite a mess. As a Maryville & Knoxville roofingcompany, we want you to know theproblems that can arise when a guttering system is clogged with leaves, small branches, dirt, anddebris. Gutter maintenance is a vital part of preserving your roof, and other important components of your homes defense system from the elements.

Gutters are installed to divert water running down your roof away from your home, and require regular cleaning to keep them working properly. A clogged gutter will hold water which can eventually cause moisture to enter your home, stain the ceilings and even lead to mold and mildew growth. Here are a few other dangers that can happen.

  • Rotted roof decking and shingles is a result of water leaking under the shingles. This can also damage support beams and weaken the structural integrity which couldpossibly resultin collapse. This a roof repair situation that should be performed by a professional.
  • Wet debris is quite heavy, and may pull gutters away from a home and tear away siding/trim in the process. The damp organic material also attracts nesting insects and provides a suitable environment for rodents, roaches, and birds to build their homes.
  • Wet leaves and debris expand when the temperatures get below freezing, this is often the cause of cracked gutters during the winter months.

Roofing Crew has been providing roofing and other services such as Siding, Windows, Decks, and Painting in the Knoxville and Maryville areas for many years. We look forward to helping you keep your home protected and looking beautiful! Call us today at (856) 919-4847.

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October 25, 2018
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