How Trees Cause the Need for Roofing Repair
Trees play a major role in any landscape, offering up life, beauty, and curb appeal, not to mention a welcome refuge from the scorching summer sun. While those mighty, majestic marvels of nature might seem innocent enough, trees can wreak havoc on your roof without the proper care. If you have trees on your property, here are some of the ways they can wreck your roof.
Wind, snow, hail, heavy winds, and torrential downpours—the Lower Mainland sure does see its fair share of the nasty stuff. And if you have overgrown limbs on your property, branches can snap off, creating all kinds of damage, from tearing off shingles to putting holes in your roof. To avoid potential roofing repair issues, trim back overhanging branches that are too close to your home.
There’s no doubt about it, trees can be a lifesaver when it comes to protecting you from the sun’s rays. But too much of a good thing can be bad, especially for your roof. Excessive shade can create moisture problems, leading to mold growth. If you spot mold or mildew on your roof, you’ll want to get rid of it as soon as possible. Mold will not only cause extensive structural damage to your home, but also creates serious health risks for you and your loved ones.
Your gutters play a huge role in your home’s well-being. They direct the flow of water away from your house, protecting it from major damage and roofing repair. Leaves, pine needles, branches, and twigs can quickly clog up gutters that can water damage to your roof. To avoid costly roof leaks, regularly clean out your gutters.
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Raccoons, squirrels, rodents, and insects will do just about anything to gain access to your home. Don’t make it easy for them. Even a single overhanging branch is an open invitation for crafty critters to set up shop on your roof. If you want to avoid a pest infestation, trim away branches that extend over your roof.
Weak Trees Can Fall
Nothing is more destructive to roofs than the possibility of a falling tree. Even a relatively small tree can cause serious damage to your roof if it decides to go south. If you’ve noticed any sagging or rotting trees on your property, it might be a good idea to have them cut down. Getting rid of a dying tree is never easy, but it could save you on some major roofing repairs if the unthinkable happens. I know we’ve covered the darker side of trees here, but they are also great for your roof too! They provide cooling shade, helping to keep temperatures down in your home. Trees also help protect your roof from the damaging effects of UV rays. Just keep in mind, however, a little tree maintenance care can go a long way when it comes to the health of your roof. For all your roofing repair needs, contact Landmark Roofing today!