The gutter system is one of the most important parts of your roof as it is the component that catches the rainwater that runs off your roofing system. Without it, your home could sustain water damage that can be expensive to repair. With that in mind, it’s best that your gutter system remains in good condition to protect your roof which protects your biggest investment – your home. That way, you can prevent standing water from affecting this structure.
Here’s how standing water can be dangerous for your gutter system.
If you allow standing water to collect near your roof, one of the issues that you can potentially face is pest infestation. This is because standing water can serve as a breeding ground for pests like mosquitoes or flies, which in turn can be hazardous to your health as these pests can carry a host of viruses within them. As such, be sure that your roof is free of debris every now and then, especially before large rains, to prevent the rain from blocking pooling and allowing water to accumulate near your gutter system.
If there’s standing water around your roof, it’s a clear sign that there are blockages that need attention in your home’s water diversion system. Therefore, if it rains, the standing water can easily cause water to overflow and fall to the ground. If this water seeps in below your home, it can affect your home’s foundations, causing cracks that can compromise your home’s structural integrity. With that in mind, be sure to enlist the services of roofing experts like Mobley Brothers Roofing and Renovation to inspect your roof to see if it needs any roof maintenance every now and then to prevent damage and avoid standing water.
Flooded or Moldy Basements
Apart from foundation issues, the standing water that can seep below your home can also cause excessive moisture in your basement, allowing flooding to occur. This can eventually lead to mold growth along your basement and may even damage your walls, furniture, or your flooring.
Do you need to have your roof looked at because of a water problem that is happening at your home? Don’t hesitate to turn to Mobley Brothers Roofing and Renovation. They are experts when it comes to residential roof replacement services. Give us a call at (865) 216-3274 or fill out our contact form to get a free estimate. We serve homeowners in Lebanon, Knoxville, and other nearby areas in TN.