Keep Your Roof System Free of Autumn Debris


The changing autumn leaves are a beautiful sight. However, in a few weeks, these same leaves will fall to the ground, onto your roof and into your gutters, possibly damaging your roof system during the fall and winter months.

Leaves on a roof system’s surface can retain moisture and cause rot, and leaves in gutters block drainage. This can cause an additional problem with ice damming if debris is not cleared by the winter months.

In addition, falling branches from surrounding trees can damage or even puncture shingles and other roofing materials.

NRCA recommends all homeowners and building owners inspect their roof systems to make sure their roofs are free from autumn debris. If a roof system inspection or debris removal cannot be done from a ground level, NRCA strongly advises contacting a professional roofing contractor.

Additional information on homeowner roofing safety can be found at

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