Mature trees are wonderful assets to have on your property – they fulfill practical roles, such as giving you privacy and providing shade and they are also delightful to look at. However, the trees that have limbs extending over your roof might be dangerous for the roof – here are some of the risks involved:
- The accumulation of debris on the roof – trees produce various types of organic debris, such as fallen leaves, blooms, fruits, even twigs that can accumulate on your roof and in your gutters. The debris that gathers on the roof surface collects the moisture from the air and stay permanently wet, which might weaken the roof surface underneath, while the debris that accumulates in the gutters and in the downspouts might form clogs that prevent the gutters from directing water away from your building;
- The risk of impact-related damage – as the wind moves the branches that overhang the roof, the limbs might scratch the surface of the roof, causing damage in the Longmont roofing material. The other type of impact-related damage that tree limbs might cause is more severe: storms and high winds might break large branches and drop them on the roof, causing mechanical roof damage, such as punctures and cracks.
Fortunately, there is a solution to all these issues: trim your old trees to make the safe for your roof. Cutting the dead branches will also prolong the life of your trees.