Ways a Tree Can Damage a Home
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Ways a Tree Can Damage a Home

Homeowners go to great lengths to make their landscapes look appealing. You can enhance curb aesthetics and safety is to maintain healthy trees. According to recent research, regular tree maintenance increases property value by 19%. However, many people don’t care for their trees, resulting in property damage and injuries. At Southern Star Stump, we believe many tree-related damages can be prevented if you know what to look for. Here are common issues homeowners face to help you protect your home and prevent unplanned stump removal projects.

Roof Damage

Falling limbs cause most property damage scenarios. Large branches hang over your roof if a tree grows too close to your house. While this provides cooling in the summer, it poses a significant risk to your home. Strong winds or harsh weather can break the limbs, which land on your roof and cause damage. Falling branches can damage the roof structure, compromising the structural integrity of your home. This increases the risk of water damage, such as mold and mildew. Trimming your trees regularly is the best way to prevent damage and stump removal costs.

Siding Damage

Roof damage is the most common issue caused by trees growing near houses. Besides destroying shingles and roofing material, falling branches can damage the sides of your home. Overgrown branches get too long and scrap the exterior of your house, causing damage to your home’s siding. In addition, water can seep into the walls, which increases the risk of mold growth and wood rot. You can prevent such scenarios by regularly trimming overgrown limbs. If a dead or dying tree is on the premises, we can help you eliminate it by providing quality tree-cutting and stump grinding services. This goes a long way in preventing damage.

Foundation Damage

Most damage caused by trees is visible, especially on your home’s exterior. While most noticeable damages happen quickly, some take several years. Your foundation is the most at-risk part, and you must conduct routine inspections to prevent costly repairs. Trees growing too close to your home limit the spread of roots, which puts pressure on the slab that supports your house. If you don’t act in time, the roots can compromise the structural integrity of your home’s foundation, putting your loved ones at risk. We can assess the severity of damage and recommend a viable solution that protects your home and the overall curb appeal.

Insect Infestations

Trees are home to many animals. Although most of these creatures have a symbiotic relationship with their habitat, some affect the tree’s health. Insects and pests pose a threat year-round and often go undetected until too late. These nasty critters also increase susceptibility to diseases by causing damage to the external and internal structures. If a tree in your backyard shows signs of infestation, you can count on our arborists to address the problem professionally.

Contact us at Southern Star Stump and schedule a consultation with our team of experts. We provide various services at competitive market rates, including stump grinding and removal.