Fall is in full swing with windy weather and autumn storms. According to the National Storm Damage Center, trees affected by severe weather cause more than $1 billion in property damage in the United States every year. Broken branches and fallen trees damage roofs, cars and power lines. Here are some things to be aware of.
Overhanging branches. Even a healthy branch rubbing on the roof cause damage to the roofing material and leaks can happen. Leaves fall on the roof and pile up in corners and gutters creating weight and holding water. Small animals are able to scamper across an overhanging branch and build a nice nest in the spring.
Dangerous trees. Trees that are leaning and have exposed roof on one side are in danger of falling during windy weather, mature trees with multiple trunks with cracks are at risk for splitting during a storm and trees stressed by nearby construction are all in danger of failing.
Moss and algae. A large shadow cast on your roof from a tree provides the perfect environment for moss and algae growth.
Make sure your trees are not a hazard to your home. Cut back all overhanging or touching branches, remove all debris from the roof and remove any trees with the potential to fall on your home. Call a certified or master arborist or tree service to perform a hazardous tree assessment. Pacific West Roofing has been protecting roofs and homes since 1980, let us show you how we can keep you safe.
Pacific West Roofing
9360 S.W. Tualatin-Sherwood Road
Tualatin, OR 97062