Just a little off the top, please? In all honesty, trimming your trees regularly is just as simple as going to the barber, and possibly even more important. When branches and limbs go unchecked, they can cause serious harm, and let's be honest, your pocket book has more important issues to worry about than house damage. That's right, those tree branches hanging over your roof and brushing against your walls can bring all sorts of problems with them.
When trees touch your house, they create a bridge for insects and scurrying critters to find their way under your roofing and siding and into your living space, yikes! Simply having your tree limbs trimmed away from the home can keep curious creatures away from your interior. Don't forget the bushes next to your sidewalls, they can cause the exact same issue. Try walking around your property when you're outside next time and inspect your shrubs and trees. Are any of them touching the home or in reach of brushing up into it? If the answer is yes, it's time for a routine trimming.
Besides bugs, branches looming over a home can easily become projectiles from high winds, dropping like sledgehammers onto your roof and causing costly damage. If heavy enough, a tree branch can penetrate through the roof and create an opening for rain to pour in, causing water damage to your interior. And don't forget your driveway, because cars and trucks can easily be totaled by a falling tree limb.
In a storm, you want to be certain your gutters are kept clean and allowing every drip of water to pas over the roof and away from the foundation of your house. Clogged gutters can lead to overflow, which can flow down the side of your house and into the foundation walls underground, causing concrete cracking and water damage to your basement. A major cause of gutter clogging comes from trees, which drop leaves onto the roof below them. Some species of trees, like the Maple, drop helicopter-like seedlings that can easily fill a gutter trough to overflowing. If left unchecked, leaves and seeds can fully clog your gutters and stop up any water flow away from your house.
Besides the safety of your home, trimming your trees regularly can increase the health of the trees themselves. If a tree has a diseased branch or a fungus growing on its limbs, trimming them can prevent these problems from spreading to the entire tree. In the same way, removing dead branches can reduce the weight load on the tree's trunk and improve the curb appeal of your home. If you own a fruit bearing tree, keeping it trimmed allows the sun to more easily reach its leaves, giving it a better chance of increasing its fruit production.
Trees are simple and beautiful creations, and keeping them trimmed on a regular basis is a simple way to protect your home from damage, prevent bug infestation, beautify your property and keep your tree healthy for generations to come.
Free Quick Quote