How To Avoid Tree Damage To RoofingTrees are wonderful to have in your yard or garden – they keep you shade, they improve air quality and they create a unique, cozy atmosphere. However, large trees located very close to your building or trees that have limbs overhanging your roof can pose dangers – here are a few tips to avoid these dangers:

  • Inspect your tree regularly – trees can have a very long lifespan, but they usually grow very slowly, which means that large trees are also old trees that are no longer as strong as you want them to be. If you have a very large tree close to your building, inspect its bark and its major limbs every few months to look for signs of decay;
  • Trim your tree – the process might disrupt the perfectly round crown, but if the limb overhanging your roof has been weakened by an illness or by age, it needs to be cut;
  • Inspect the tree for signs of root damage – any damage to the roots of the tree will transform the tree into a hazard to your home. Tree roots go deep down into the ground, therefore they cannot be seen from the surface, but the signs that indicate root damage include discolored leaves, stunted growth, a trunk soaked in resin, fungi and a thinning crown. If you notice more than one of these signs during the inspection, you should start preparing for removing the tree.

If some roof damage has already taken place, call right away to avoid major damage expenses.