Tall trees growing near your home can pose a threat to your roof. But how do you know which trees are dangerous and need attention and which can be left alone? In today’s post, the expert roofers at Affordable Roof Care provide information on how to determine which trees on your property are a roofing hazard.
If nearby trees have overhanging branches that are starting to extend toward your roof, then it might be time to have a professional cut those branches. In the long run, having those branches cut off is cheaper than having to send for a roof installation contractor to fix your roofing system.
If you’re absolutely certain that the tree near your property has recently developed a tilt, then you have every right to be concerned. A tree that’s leaning more than 15 degrees because of wind damage needs to be removed; otherwise, it may fall on your roof and damage your home. Alternatively, a tree that naturally grew that way can be left alone.
Deep Cracks and Missing Bark
If you’ve noticed an area of the tree where a bark is either missing, gashed or indented, then the tree has been compromised and is at risk of splitting. Deep cracks are a point of concern too. Both can cause damage that would require roof repair.
It’s difficult to identify whether a nearby tree’s roots are rotting. One way to figure this out is by checking to see if there are mushrooms growing in the base of the tree. If so, then that’s a clue that the tree is rotting from the inside.
If you have concerns regarding your home and roof this spring, turn to Affordable Roof Care for your roofing needs. We are your number one provider of roof repair services. Give us a call at (360) 639-4339 or fill out our contact form to learn more about our services and get a free quote. We serve clients in Port Orchard and Bremerton, WA, and nearby areas.