Having a tree near your home visible from the windows can give you peace and relaxation. Unfortunately, living too close to trees can cause many problems for your roof. In this post, Superior Roofing lists the most common reasons to trim a tree near your roofing and avoid expensive problems.
Tree limbs can hang over a roof close enough to scrape it, causing tears, punctures and accelerated rot if left unattended. Overhanging trees and their branches add extra weight to the roof and may block out sunlight from the windows.
Branches that fall from a mature tree, particularly heavy ones, can cause significant damage to both your roof and home. Smaller branches may not leave considerable impact damage, but the fact that they lay on top of your roof means it can absorb moisture during rainfall. This, in turn, affects your roof, resulting in blisters and other issues that would necessitate roof replacement. Before a storm hits, be sure to hire professional arborists who can trim back the tree branches and keep your roof safe.
Tree roots can grow into your basement and damage your roof structure as they grow. They can also grow around plumbing beneath foundations, causing water leaks inside basements or through sink and tub drains.
Leaves and twigs can block gutters and downspouts, causing damage to your roof during heavy rainfall. They fall off trees and get inside your gutters and downspouts. Leaves also contain lots of moisture, creating a breeding ground for mold and mildew.
Protect your roof with the assistance of dependable roof repair experts at Superior Roofing. We offer top-tier GAF Master Elite®-certified roofing installations and repairs. Call us at any of the following numbers: (706) 322-9032 (Columbus, GA), (334) 298-5253 (Phenix City, AL) and (334) 821-8411 (Auburn, AL). You can also fill out this contact form to get an estimate.