Trees serve a purpose, just never near your roof. In fact, trees can create a serious problem during storms and high wind events. This is the reason trees should never be planted in close proximity to roofs. Consult with a roofing contractor to evaluate potential problems due to trees located too close to your roof.
How Can Trees Hurt Your Roof?
Even when there isn’t a storm or high wind event, trees can hurt your roof when they fall due to disease or old age. In these cases, all it takes is a mild wind, heavy rain or a light snowfall to topple trees that exceed the roof line.
When a property has a number of trees planted too closely to the home or commercial structure, they tend to become unsightly due to foliage, twigs and branches continuously falling onto the roof.
Contact your roofing contractor to get a professional opinion of which trees present a danger to your roof. Tree removal is also a convenient way of reducing gutter cleaning that tends to fill with leaves and other debris.
Avoid More Serious Roof Damage
If you live in an area where hurricanes or tornadoes are fairly regular events, a professional inspection of your property by a roofing contractor helps avoid serious damage. Your contractor will also consider trees located in neighboring properties that can pose a problem to your roof.
The worst situation is a very old tree with a heavy trunk that comes crashing through the roof. The damage may not always be covered by property insurance, depending on the type of coverage the property owner chooses.
Questions for Property Owners to Discuss with Eagle Watch Roofing
There are several questions to discuss with your roofing expert. These include:
. Potential for roof damage by trees
. Roof inspection for past damage
. Type of roof repairs required
It’s always better to be safe than sorry. A simple roofing inspection and report provides the best information on the current condition of your roof.