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Why Pine Needles Can Threaten Your Roof

Gutter Protection

A few pine needles may not pose too much danger, but they will if they start building up.

Pine straws are bundles of needles that are often found in the corners and gutters of your roof. Some homeowners may think that they’re harmless. However, these straws can damage your roofing system, especially when they’re longleaf or shortleaf pine types.


Why Pine Needles Can Threaten Your Roof


Quick Matting

When pine needles clump together, they can form mats that accumulate on your roof. These can’t be easily dislodged, so the shingles underneath this matting will usually deteriorate.

Crack Issues

Pine needles may go into the edges of your roof shingles, especially during extreme wind conditions. This can create gaps between shingles, eventually leading to roof leaks.

Trapped Moisture

Pine needles easily trap moisture. This encourages moss or mold to grow on your roof. Plus, when moisture is trapped this way, it will lead to roof condensation that affects proper insulation. This, in turn, leads to higher energy bills.

Clogged Gutters

Pine needles can also get stuck to your roof’s gutters. When this happens, your gutters will get clogged.

With no holes, gaps or large openings, our gutter protection keeps out all types of debris including pine needles, shingle grit, seed pods and more. We install them directly on your existing gutters to bring you permanent peace of mind and help prevent damages related to clogged gutters.  Nothing but water will enter your gutters, guaranteed.


Choosing what you want for your rain gutters can be daunting after you discover all the options available. Pensacola Gutters helps you through the process, installing the most durable gutters to protect the foundations of your Pensacola, Florida business. We are the ultimate solution to protect your home from leaks and runoff. Contact the experts at Pensacola Gutters by filling out the contact form on this website and schedule an appointment right away. We will be happy to assist you! 

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With our lifetime, transferable warranty, you’ll enjoy the peace of mind that your gutters and entire home are protected for life.