Trees can make your property look livelier and more attractive. They help keep your home cool during the warmer months by providing shade. But despite their beauty, they can potentially cause harm to your property. For instance, during a severe storm, large branches or limbs may fall, resulting in extensive damage.
Here’s how you’ll know a nearby tree is likely to cause damage to your gutters and the rest of your home.
The Trees Are Old
Aging and weak trees can threaten the safety of your home. When they fall, your property won’t only get damaged, your household will be at risk of injury, too. They can be especially dangerous during winter due to the added weight of snow or ice.
They Are Too Close to Your Property
Small creatures and insects can use nearby trees to enter your living space. When trees are too close to your home, they can contribute to gutter clogging. Inefficient gutters increase the likelihood of water damage, basement flooding and landscaping erosion. Debris from these trees can also cause ice dams and roof leaks. To help avoid these issues, schedule regular gutter and roof cleaning services.
Tree Roots Can Be Harmful as Well
Nearby trees with invasive root systems can infiltrate drainage pipes underground, especially the ones that leak. The roots can get attracted by the leaks from the pipes. Eventually, they will penetrate the affected pipe and disrupt water flow.
If you notice something wrong with your roof or gutters, contact Certified Roofing Solutions, LLC immediately. Our team only uses high-quality materials with comprehensive warranties like GAF roofing. You can count on us for your roof installation, repair and cleaning needs. Call us at (800) 647-0986, or fill out our contact form to get a free estimate.