How Tree Trimming Can Save Your Home's Roof
If you are like most local Lowcountry homeowners, you likely have your fair share of trees on your property, and while you might love the shade and additional beauty that they bring to your home, you might not be aware of just how important it is to stay up-to-date with their maintenance. While the trees on your property can surely provide you with cleaner air, comfort, and even additional property value, they can also present a serious threat to your home's roof if you aren't careful and don't invest in the proper care for them from time to time. To help highlight the importance of regular tree trimming for your property's trees, our team of experienced professionals have taken the time to put together this short list that we hope will provide you with the information you need to make the right decision to protect your home.
Tree Damage & Your Roofing
It can be remarkably easy to miss tree growth over time, and before you know it, your trees have covered your entire roof in a leafy canopy. While this might do wonders for your home in terms of shade, it can also present you with a very serious potential risk in the event that a storm comes through the area. As a homeowner, you surely have a number of other tasks that are on your to-do list, but making it a point to come up with a strict tree trimming schedule, and sticking to it, can help you avoid a number of different, destructive issues, like:
- Snapping Branches - While those branches overhanging your roof might be excellent for shade, they can become a real nightmare if they were to snap off in the middle of a storm and come crashing down on your rooftop.
- Inconvenient Growth - Growing tree limbs rarely have any sense of direction at all, just growing mostly in whatever direction they please. While it isn't likely that they will start growing directly through the surface of your roof, they will often tear up any shingles that are in their way, which can be very bad news for your roof.
- Damaged Gutters - Whether you realize it or not, your gutters are an absolutely essential aspect of your roofing system, and play a major role in ensuring that any water that winds up on your roof is able to safely find its way down to the ground and away from your home's foundation. In addition to stuffing your gutters with leaves and other falling debris, keeping them from being able to perform their function properly, growing branches can actually wind up causing damage to your gutters directly if they begin to grow too close.
Taking the time to ensure that your trees are getting properly trimmed back as needed is an important part of keeping your home safe and ensuring that your roofing system stays in the best shape possible.