Steps to Help Prevent Trees from Falling on Your Home?
When people are looking to purchase a new house the curb appeal, amount of acres and layout are the primary focus. Counting the number of trees that surround the house is possibly the last thought on a prospective buyer’s mind. It’s essential, however, that house hunters do take into account how many trees there are near or on the property for the protection of their investment. Severe weather may pose the most likely risk to that investment through the possibility of ice storms in the winter and powerful winds in the spring.
An ice storm and powerful winds may cause weakened trees to fall on your property; through a window or even the roof. Pertaining to ice storms a quarter-inch of ice may begin to weigh down branches and a half-inch of ice may even lead to them breaking. Likewise, powerful winds from a hurricane, tropical storm or any other strong system that has the potential to spawn tornadoes may result in down trees. Especially if the ground is saturated from recent rainfall.
To help reduce the possibility of a tree falling on your home our team has listed several steps you can take below.
- Look to see if there are any trees on your property or even near it that may be weakened and pose a risk to your home. Perform this task regularly especially at the beginning of the winter and spring.
- Consider having a professional tree service company cut down trees that are weakened or are in close proximity to your property.
- Continuous severe storms can cripple a tree’s integrity leaving it vulnerable to a strong ice storm or hurricane completely toppling it over. After every storm makes sure to examine the trees around your home for abnormalities.
- Check with your home insurance provider to ensure you’re properly covered if a tree does fall on your roof.
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