Fall implies a good time to check your property especially the trees surrounding you, particularly those that are close to your home. The National Storm Damage Center says that trees that are harmed by extreme climate cause more than $1 billion in property harm in the United States every year.
Fallen trees and broken branches harm structures, rooftops, siding, windows, vehicles. They likewise brought down electrical cables. Tree appendages near your rooftop. These branches might be solid, they represent a genuine danger to the rooftop. Only one branch blowing in the breeze and scouring a rooftop will before long harm the shingles' defensive external layer. At the point when the top layer of the rooftop is undermined, breaks can happen. Moreover, the leaves from trees that are near your rooftop can stop up your canal framework, permitting water to gather and cause spills in your storage room or other dampness harm.
Manage Your Trees to Protect Your Property
As a professional roofing contractor, we recommend that you trim all branches that come within six feet of your roof. Not only will you protect your roof from potential tree damage caused by severe weather, but you will also prevent small animals from scampering across your roof to try to gain access to your home for spring nesting. You should also look at trees that are near your home. For instance, trees that stand close enough to fall on your roof when exposed to sleet and snow, pouring rain, or high winds are a major threat to the health of your roof. APD Roofing is a qualified roofing company or tree expert and can also provide guidance on trees that should be removed altogether.
When Trees Damage Your Property
If your property has already been damaged by a falling tree or limb, you can seek APD Roofing a professional roofing contractor immediately. We can secure the damaged area to prevent further damage to the roof and the interior of your home. Almost all homeowner’s insurance policies cover roof replacement that is required due to a fallen tree. (Read more on how to file a roof insurance claim)In the meantime, check carefully to determine the extent to which your home has been damaged. Go into your attic and see if rafters are cracked or if your roof sheathing is bowed. Check for punctures in your roof by a branch stub or broken branch. A tree branch, when propelled by wind, is strong enough to pierce shingles and/or sheathing to cause serious damage to your roof. If you have water leaking into your home, try to cover the area with a tarp to prevent further, serious interior damage. Take photos of the damage and keep receipts of anything you purchase, including supplies used to make emergency repairs. Ultimately, you will use this information when a claim to your insurance company.
Taking care of tree hazards not only prolongs the life of a roof, but it may also prevent larger property damage down the road. The first active step to protect your roof from tree danger would be to do a complete tree inventory of your property. It’s a good idea to have a professional roofer or arborist perform a hazardous tree assessment. Remember to cut back all overhanging branches as far away as possible from the roof, remove all tree leaf debris from your gutters regularly to protect the shingles, and remove any tree close enough to pose a threat if it should fall on your home.
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