4 Reasons to Keep Trees Away From Your Roof
By Admin • 06 Feb, 2019
1. Reduce ProperGutterFlow
The excess water is also absorbed into the plywood subfloor of your roof, which leads to wood rot. If you experience freezing temperatures, the water that can’t flow through the gutters freezes, which causes the development of ice dams. Severe ice dams will cause the shingles to separate from your roof. Severe ice dams can also cause your gutters to pull away from your home.
2. Invite Pest Activity
Squirrels and other four-legged pests can use your tree as a ladder to your roof, which provides easy access to your attic. Those four-legged pests also chew on your shingles to provide materials for their nests. They’ll even chew through your roof to gain access to your home.
3. Encourage Excess Moisture
Leaves and Debris
The leaves and pine needles that are deposited on your roof create the perfect environment for mold and algae growth, especially if you don’t take steps to remove them quickly enough. The piles of leaves and pine needles generate heat and moisture, which is what mold and algae need in order to thrive.
Unfortunately, mold and algae can destroy your shingles and will continue to grow through to your home if left alone
Limited Sun Exposure
Those same branches that create a protective shield over your roof, prevent your shingles from receiving adequate sunlight. Unfortunately, your shingles need sunlight to dry out the moisture that can cause damage and wood rot.
4. Increase Risk of WeatherDamage
When branches become packed with snow, the weight can be too much for them to bear. As a result, weakened branches often collapse under the pressure and fall. If these branches are near your home when they fall, they can do considerable damage to your home and roof.
When branches sway in the wind, they create an abrasive movement across your roof. Over time, that abrasive movement will destroy your shingles, which will result in the need for costly repairs or a roof replacement.
Don’t let your trees destroy your roof. If your trees are resting against your home, you need to take measures to protect your roof. If your roof has been damaged, contact the professionals at Landmark Roofing. We’ll take care of all your roofing needs.