How Far Should Tree Branches Be From The Roof?

 In Inexpensive Tree Care Blog

Your home is one of your most valuable possessions. Homeowners want to take care of their home’s exterior to ensure its longevity and to keep it as pristine as possible. Unfortunately, trees and their branches cause damage to homes in our area every year. This leads us to an important question: Just how far should tree branches be from the roof?

Low-hanging branches can certainly harm your roof. Heavy branches can definitely do more significant damage, but even lighter branches can add excess moisture to your roof from the rain and elements.

Branches from your trees cause the shingles on your roof to wear down prematurely. Not to mention, the leaves could get inside the gutters, which will clog them.

Branches close to your home can also strip the layers of asphalt off the roof, which could cause significant wear and tear. That means it could need replacement prematurely, and the integrity of the roof could be compromised.

So if you have a tree in your yard that has the potential to damage your roof, make sure you keep the branches trimmed regularly.

We recommend that tree branches stay 8 to 10 feet away from the roof. That will ensure that the roof is protected for the long term.

Know where to start.

Most of the time, trees should have their branches moved one by one. The best place to start is at the lowest limb, as this will designate where the cut branches will fall. Knowing where it will fall means we can help prevent possible harm.

Not sure how to cut your tree the right way?

Ensure that you are kept safe and that your tree is trimmed properly by hiring our professional tree experts at Inexpensive Tree Care. We will look at the whole tree and make sure that your home is not under any risk of damage from the trees that surround it.

Looking at the tree’s health and removing branches that could be threatening to your roof is our priority. Our certified arborists will ensure that the job is done right and completed with the utmost care and attention to detail.

Most homeowners and property owners are not equipped to handle the job of trimming branches hanging over your house. This can be a dangerous job, especially on windy days when limbs over your house or tree branches hanging over your roof are at their most vulnerable.

For this and other tree service jobs in Portland, including planting trees so they are not hanging over your home or the property line, you should work with Inexpensive Tree Care. In just a few days, they can strip all dangerous material from your property’s trees. Usually, it doesn’t even take that long.

Contact us today for information on how to properly care for your trees, trim tree limbs, or trim the tree so that it no longer poses a threat to your roof. We’re ready to help!

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