When You Should Trim a Tree Back from Your House
Trees offer fantastic shade during the summer months, but you don’t want the branches looming over your home. Keeping your trees maintained will help prevent possible significant damage to your home. In the winter, snowfall, ice, and freezing weather can snap tree branches and send them crashing down onto your home’s roof. In the spring, summer, and fall months storms can rip branches from trees and send them hurling into your home’s structure. Regularly trimming a tree back from the house is a great way to protect your residence.
Problems with Tree Branches Overhanging Your House
Tree branches are a looming danger to the actual structure, however, there are other ways that the branches can damage your house.
- The branches will scrape across the shingles on your home during windstorms and can easily rip away the protective layers of the roofing material which damages the roof’s integrity and makes it susceptible to leaks.
- The leaves of the branches clog up your gutter system and downspouts. As the wet leaves decompose, they grow mold and can damage the soffits of the home.
- The decomposing leaves cause discoloration on your home’s roofing shingles.
When is the Best Time to Trim A Tree?
Any time from fall to spring is a great time to trim trees, however, if a tree’s limbs pose an imminent threat to your roof then it is time to trim the tree. Ideally, you should call in an experienced arborist and tree trimming crew to correctly trim the tree’s limbs back, so they do not sustain any lasting damage or compromise the tree’s general health.
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