Damaged caused by trees is a rare problem. However, when it occurs, the roof of your house is often the first to be hit.
To avoid a costly emergency roofing service or major renovations, pruning is a suggested preventive measure. However, pruning should be done properly to avoid damaging the tree’s structure and preserve its life.
How to Prune Trees
When pruning trees, removing dead branches is one of the first steps. This improves the form of the tree and reduces the risk of injuries caused by falling branches. This is necessary especially for trees whose branches grow over a structure’s roof. If a heavy branch lands on your roof, you need to call a roof repair service immediately to handle any damage.
When to Prune Trees
There is no set interval of how often you should prune your trees since it varies by type. On average, pruning should be done every three to five years.
Understanding Your Trees
Overall, an understanding of the nature of your tree’s growth is necessary so you can assess what type of preventive measure needs to be done. To make sure you are making the right decisions, contact one of your local roofing contractors so they can help you evaluate the situation and give you professional advice.
Pruning is a preventive measure you can take to keep a tree from damaging your roof and other parts of your home.
Kirtley & Sons Roofing can help you with problems regarding the trees surrounding your property. Call us today at (281) 371-6776.