Your home is your pride and joy. Your roof is a really big part of that joy, keeping it well maintained is a huge source of pride. A tree that is overgrown and allows its branches to brush or harm your roof is a big problem that many homeowners face. Here we discuss some information you might need to help you protect your roof from being damaged by tree branches.
What Is the Risk?
Having a tree with tough branches overhanging the roof of your home can really be a threat to your property. Branches scratching over your roof every day without being stopped from doing so can tear shingles loose or bring up layers of the asphalt protecting your home. This means water leaks and holes in the security of the roof. One thing about water damage is that it can be insidious, sneaking up on you and not really showing itself until it is too late to fix it. If the tree is at all damaged, it will only take the slightest bit of inclement weather to bring branches crashing down on your home, the impact causing a huge hassle.
Whose Tree is it?
Many people with a tree hanging over their roof and causing a headache often find that the tree in question does not belong to them. It could be a neighbor’s tree, necessitating you to speak to them and devise a plan of action. In the United States, even if a tree is not on your property, you have the right to trim any branches that encroach on the space that is yours. However, it is useful to claim any damage to the actual tree that may be a result. In this way, you protect yourself from any future lawsuits. Take this step even if you are not on good terms with the neighbor in question.
What to do about the Limb
There are two approaches you can choose from. Either you can hire a professional company to come out and take care of the branches for you, or you can attempt to do it yourself. The major problem with doing it yourself is that you will have to be around the tree to trim the branch or branches. This puts you in danger and opens you up to a world of hurt. Then too, there is the chance that the branch(es) could fall upon your home, causing even more damage. Because of this, many people choose to have a certified arborist come out and do it for them without causing a lot of harm to the tree. Whichever option you go for, it is important to have some safety nets in place.
Your home is a huge investment, likely one that you are quite proud of. For this reason, it is important to properly maintain all trees on your property, or even ones that are not on your property, merely overhanging onto it.
Find Roofers in Victoria Texas
If you suspect your roof may already be damaged by tree branches, it wouldn’t hurt to schedule a free inspection with the experts at Cox Brothers Roofing. Our team can assess any damage and recommend the appropriate roof repair in Victoria TX.
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Cox Brothers Roofing offers roof repairs, replacements, and new roofs to homeowners and businesses across South Texas. Now serving: Victoria, Cuero, Goliad, Alamo Heights, Bulverde, Helotes, Steeple Brook, Stonewall Ranch and Timberwood Park.
You’re always in good hands at Cox Brothers Roofing. We take pride in always maintaining high-quality craftsmanship and materials in order to give you the best roofs and roof repairs in South Texas. Our team includes not only experienced roofers, but also insurance experts who specialize in assisting with homeowner’s insurance claims for roof repair and replacement. We strive for excellence in every step of serving our customers and ensure that your roof will last you for years to come.