Your roof is designed to bear the worst that Mother Nature can throw at your house. From hurricanes to heat waves, your roof weathers it all, but even the toughest roof will not be able to survive a heavy branch dropping on it from a height of 30 feet. Regular tree maintenance is the single most effective way to protect your home and avoid a Sugar Land roof repair.
Properly maintained trees without any dead branches will survive high winds much more effectively than an overgrown tree. Small branches pose no immediate threat to your home, but a branch 20 pounds or heavier can damage shingles or even punch a hole into your roof decking. Considering that almost every insurance and Sugar Land roofing company is busy after hurricanes and severe weather events, getting your home repaired might take days or even weeks.
Long-Term Wear and Tear
Most of the risks posed by overgrown trees are not so dramatic, but that does not mean the damage they cause is any less expensive to repair. If you have low-hanging branches that are constantly rubbing against your shingles over a period of months or years, those shingles will begin to disintegrate and allow water to seep underneath. Over time, that water can even work its way into your roof decking and down into your home.
A small dead branch cannot cause much damage, right? Wrong! Roofs are sloped so that water never sits on top of them — it is always moving down and off the roof. Even a small branch sitting on your roof can collect leaves and other debris and create a small water dam, which will cause leaking if not quickly removed.
Water has and always will cause problems for homes. Your home’s gutters collect the water and channel it away from your home’s foundation. Without gutters, water would simply fall off the roof and puddle around your home, which could cause foundation issues. Proper tree maintenance is no substitute for cleaning out your gutters at least once a year, but tree maintenance can help by slowing down the accumulation of leaves and twigs. You will also avoid overflowing gutters, which are extremely heavy and can start to pull away from the roof.
Remember — keeping your trees trimmed is a far cheaper alternative to a Sugar Land roof replacement. However, Paramount Roofing has been in the roofing business for more than 20 years, and we know that accidents and emergencies happen with unfortunate regularity! If you need a Sugar Land roof repair or replacement, contact us for a free price quote at (713) 748-4000 today.