Is That Tree Too Close to Your House?

September 24, 2022
September 24, 2022 Ryan McFadgen

Is That Tree Too Close to Your House?

In the tree removal business, we sometimes deal with trees that have fallen on a customer’s house. But we would rather hear from you before that tree ever falls, so that we can remove the danger before anything serious happens. Preventing a catastrophe with tree removal is a lot safer and more affordable than dealing with one after it happens.

When a tree is growing too close to your home, a lot of negative consequences can occur, such as…

  • The tree dies or is damaged by a storm, and comes down on your roof. The damage can be extensive, people can get hurt, and you might face days or weeks of repairs.
  • Limbs that overhang your home come down onto the roof. Even though it’s not a whole tree, your roof can be damaged and leaks (water damage) might even occur.
  • The tree’s roots grow into the foundation of your home, causing serious damage over time.
  • The tree is simply in the way, blocking sunlight to your home. This might not sound like a big deal, but it can lead to rotting wood on your home’s trim or roof.

These events can occur because a previous homeowner didn’t think ahead to the future. Maybe they planted a cute little sapling without much consideration for how large it would grow. And now, 40 years later, you have a massive tree placed way too close to your house.

On the other hand, many trees planted at a safe distance from your home can still become a problem. The roots are far away and there’s no danger of overhanging limbs… But the tree is now weakened by damage or disease, and leaning precariously toward the house. If it’s tall enough, it can still land on your roof when it falls. And the timing of that fall can be unpredictable.

In any of these situations, taking preventive action is the way to go. Give us a call if you think a tree is too close to your home. We’ll assess the situation and help you decide whether tree removal is necessary.


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