How Trees Affect Your Roof

When the sun shines onto your yard in the spring and summer months, it can be great knowing you have large trees to provide you and your family with some much-needed shade. And in the fall, all the leaves from the trees can provide your children with plenty of entertainment and arts and crafts materials.

But what if we told you that, while they offer some benefits, those trees could also pose some threats to your home, specifically your roof?

How Tress May Harm Your Roof

Branches Can Wreak Havoc

If there are trees in your yard relatively close to or touching, your home, the branches can knock against your roof and cause your shingle to become loose or come off your roof entirely. Plus, if a harsh storm rolls through your neighborhood, those branches can fall from the tree and onto your roof, causing even more serious damage.

Leaves Trap Moisture

Like we said, falling leaves in Autumn can be fun for the kids. However, if the leaves don’t make it to the lawn and get stuck on your roof, they can trap moisture and cause some water damage. This is especially dangerous if you have missing shingles or exposed areas of your roof.

Gutters Pull on the Roof

Similarly to leaves getting caught on your roof, if your gutters get clogged with leaves, twigs, and other debris from nearby trees, they can end up becoming too heavy (especially when it rains) and pull at your roof, damaging your fascia. Plus, if water can’t leave your gutters, it can flow back onto your roof, risking water damage.

For safety purposes, it’s best to trim back branches of nearby trees so there is at least 10 feet between the tree and your roof.

For all your roofing installation and repair needs in the Norwalk, CT area, trust the experts at JM Roofing & Siding. Contact us today to get a FREE estimate.

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