Most trees growing close to buildings cause no harm, but in some cases, structural harm is caused by tree roots. Knowing how trees can damage your building, specifically your roofing system, will help you prevent problems.
Dynamic Roofing Concepts, Inc. explains how tree maintenance, particularly pruning, can protect your roof and your home.
Why Prune at All
Pruning trees near your structure is something you can do to prevent roof damage. Doing this may also improve your tree’s growth, strength and life span.
Experts recommend that you trim all branches within six feet of your roof. This will help shield your roof from potential damage caused by severe weather and prevent little animals from scampering and creating noise, especially if you have metal roofing systems. Allowing vermin easy access to your roof via nearby tree branches would just invite them to nest in your attic.
When to Prune
The frequency of pruning depends on many factors. However, there are some general rules to follow. If there are dead branches present, you should remove them immediately so newer ones can grow.
Pruning during winter is also a common practice. After the coldest periods have passed, pruning trees while they are dormant can promote a healthy growth come spring. On the other hand, one shouldn’t prune during the fall. Fungi spread their spores faster in this season making the healing time for cuts longer than usual. During this time, it is best to keep your pruning tools and allow the trees to grow naturally.
If you need any assistance with pruning or any of your residential and commercial roofing needs, contact Dynamic Roofing Concepts, Inc. today. With over 40 years of experience in the industry, we bring only the best quality of work for our clients. Call us today at (813) 257-9355. We serve Florida areas, particularly Tampa, FL.