You want your home to be safe at all times. Actually, you need your home to be safe. It is where your family resides, after all. So why would you want anything but the very best for them?

Did you know that one of the biggest dangers to your home and those living inside of it is something widespread and rarely thought of? Unfortunately, it’s true, and you may be putting your home at risk right now because you are not tending to your trees. Yes, the trees growing outside your home can do serious damage to your home when they are not monitored and promptly taken care of. Trees are strong, powerful, and can wreak havoc in no time at all.

How does this happen? How can a tree cause so much pain to your home – and your wallet? While a tree may fall over in a bad storm, the most common form of damage they create is from their broken limbs. A tree limb can break windows, destroy walls, and can even penetrate a roof. 

As bad as that sounds, it can be avoided if you do the work needed. One of the most important things you need to do when you have a tree in your home is to ensure that it’s the proper distance away from your home or owned structure. With adequate roof line clearance, every part of your home will stay safe, and your home – and yard – will continue to look incredible throughout the year. 

How to Keep Trees Safe

While a tree can do some horrible things to your home and its roof and windows, and structure, it’s very easy to take care of a tree and avoid such a situation. In fact, all you need is some professional and prompt limb trimming to keep your yard and home safe. 

It would be best if you stayed on top of the growth of your trees and their limbs. Not only can this destroy your home, but it can also do damage to other structures nearby. You don’t want to run the risk of a tree limb moving and smashing against a power line or falling upon your family’s vehicle. There are many ways that an untrimmed tree can do horrible things to your home. Limb treeing is safe and efficient and also makes your trees look better too. It’s like getting a haircut for a tree. People will remark about just how great your tree looks after it is trimmed. 

How Far is Far Enough?

What distance do you think is appropriate for your tree and your roof? Some people think only a few inches are necessary, but that’s not true. Instead, it would be best if you had a three-to-five-foot gap between your roof and your tree. That might seem like a lot, but it’s the best, safest way to make sure your home won’t be impaired by the branches or limbs of the tree. Typically, it is advised that if you maintain that roofline clearance, you only need to check up on your tree and have it worked on every two to three years. But if your tree limbs continually break through that distance, you will need to call upon a professional to get the job done.

It is very important that you don’t attempt to do this job on your own. You may think it will be easy, and you might think you can get it done with just a chainsaw and goggles. But imagine the damage you can do to yourself if you slip and fall. Simply put, it’s not worth it. Thankfully, trained professionals can maintain your roofline clearance with total ease and keep your yard looking great and your home feeling wonderful. 

Tree Trimming in Sidney, OH

American Tree and Lawn is owned by a certified arborist who understands, like humans, trees sometimes need a “haircut.” Broken branches, overgrown vines, and dead branches need to be pruned occasionally to maintain your tree’s health. Pruning also improves safety by removing potential yard hazards. Contact us today for a free quote.