As much as you may love the trees on your property, did you know that they can pose a threat to the condition of your roof? While trees add beauty and diversity to your landscaping, they can also wreak havoc on your roof. When your roof is damaged because of trees, it can not only lead to roof repair but a complete roof replacement as well. It is important to keep the trees on your property in check, so you don’t run into roof issues. Nickerson Roofing is here to talk about some of the ways that your trees could be damaging your roof.
Should Tree Branches Hang Over Roof?
Branches hanging over your roof may not seem like a big deal, but they can cause significant damage if they were to fall off the tree. Heavy branches can cause significant damage and break your roof. Lighter branches can also cause damage by scratching thee roof and damaging the shingles. As your trees gets older, the possibility of branches falling on your roof is increased due to weakening and disease. Tree branches hanging over your roof also give several different pests easy access to your roof and house that can cause damage.
Do Trees Cause Moss & Mold on Roof?
While you may want shade in your yard, your roof needs as little shade as possible to keep it from getting damaged. When there isn’t ample sunlight on your roof, there is an increased chance of harmful algae and mold growth. Having algae grow on your shingles can decrease the lifespan of your roof and lead to premature replacement. Keeping your trees trimmed so that there is plenty of sunlight on your roof, will help you avoid this problem all together. If you can see that you already have some algae growth on your roof, you may want to call a roofing professional to let you know what needs to be done to fix the problem. When replacing a roof, it may be a good idea to have algae resistant shingles installed on your roof.
Tree Leaves Clog Gutters
During certain times of the year, trees can cause problems with clogging your gutters. They drop pine needles, leaves and other debris that don’t allow water to flow freely in your gutters. If there is water sitting your gutters and against your roof, it can lead to water damage and expensive repairs.
A Tree Can Fall on Your Roof
The worst damage that is caused by trees too close to your home is a falling tree. It can completely destroy your roof. If there are any trees near your home that don’t look like they are healthy any longer, it is important they are removed before they fall on your home and destroy your roof.
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If you have damage to your roof because of the trees on your property, you can call on the roofing professionals at Nickerson Roofing to fix it. We can inspect your roof and let you know what needs to be done to solve your issues. We offer roof repairs as well as replacement.