Tree Removal—It Could Help Save Your New Roof

Want to improve your home's curbside appeal? Learn different ways to implement trees and what professional tree services can do to help in this blog.

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Your home is where you should feel proud and happy to welcome others to the most important space in your life. There are many ways mature trees add to curbside appeal, from providing shade to looking majestic and adding to the feel of permanence. Well-tended, mature trees add value to your home, and using a professional tree service will keep your trees looking their best. A good tree service will know how to trim large trees safely, while keeping their shape attractive without damaging their health and growth. Untended trees look messy, and the risk of branches falling during a storm or high winds increases with the age of your trees and the length of time they’ve gone without proper care. Learn different ways to tend to your trees and what professional tree services can do to help in this blog.


Tree Removal—It Could Help Save Your New Roof

11 June 2019
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Have you recently replaced the roof on your home years before it should have needed it? Many roofing products are designed to last many, many years before needing replaced, but if the conditions aren't right and the roof isn't maintained, the life-expectancy of the materials are decreased greatly. Here, you'll find a few tips that will help you protect your new roofing from early replacement.

Trim and Remove Trees

If you have a lot of trees around the house, it's time to think about clearing some of them out. Trees are wonderful for keeping things cool in the summer, but those leaves, debris, and that shade will take years off of the life of your roof.

When the roof is shaded, the moisture is not dried out of the materials. Then, the debris falls from the trees and coats the roof—all of that moisture is stuck underneath and will begin to cause the roofing to deteriorate quickly.

Another problem these trees are causing is the clogged gutters. When the gutters clog, the water can't flow into the downspout and away from the house. Instead, it will run directly into the foundation during the summer and freeze during the winter. When water freezes in the gutters, it can push back underneath the shingles and into the sub-roofing. This will cause the roofing materials to begin rotting and/or growing mold.

Contact your local tree removal expert to gain assistance selecting what needs to be removed and what can be trimmed back away from the house. He or she will be able to guide you through the selection process and help to preserve any trees that aren't causing damage to your home.

Maintain the Roof

Now that you understand just how damaging all of the debris on the roof is, you'll need to dedicate some time to keeping it clear. Until you get the trees taken care of, you'll just have to clear the debris by hand from time to time. This doesn't mean that you have to climb on the roof and sweep it off anytime you see a few leaves piling up, but it does mean that you should get up there when things begin to build up and remove it.

Talk with the tree removal services near you to find out what you can do to protect the investment that you've just made in replacing the roof on your home. Hopefully, this time, the roofing outlasts the manufacturer's warranty.