Trimming, Watering, and Beyond

Why It's A Good Idea To Remove Trees Less Than 20 Feet From Your House

Many people dream of living in a quiet home, surrounded by trees. And indeed, this can be a really relaxing existence. However, you really need to be careful not to let the trees get too close. You want them to surround your home and give you a sense of calm nature, but you really don't want them any closer than 20 feet from the walls of your abode. In fact, if you do have trees less than 20 feet from your house, it can be smart to have them removed. Here's why.

They can cause roof damage.

Trees that overhang your roof are a recipe for disaster from the roof's perspective. They can rub on the shingles and cause those shingles to lose granules faster. They also create shade, and shade is an open invitation to moss growth. Not to mention, whenever there is a storm, there's a chance your tree will drop a branch and crack the roof's wooden base. That's an expensive problem to fix. In fact, most roofing issues are expensive to fix. Removing the tree is, by comparison, a more affordable approach.

They tend to invade sewer lines.

Trees have roots, and those roots tend to invade anywhere that's a source of water. The sewer pipes, and even the freshwater pipes leading into your home, are a great source of water. All it takes is one small crack, and the tiny tree roots will grow into the pipe. The roots will then grow bigger and bigger, cracking the pipe apart. This may lead to sewage backups, clogged drains, and a whole host of other messy and smelly issues you simply don't want to deal with. Removing the tree is an easier solution than having to replace your sewer pipe and mop sewage water off the bathroom floor.

They tend to grow into power lines.

If the tree is not already growing into power lines or telephone lines, it's only a matter of time before it does. Sure, you could have a tree trimming company visit every year and keep the tree trimmed back to reduce interference. But this is a hassle, and it also puts the tree trimmers at some risk for shock and injury. It's easier to remove the tree in one fell swoop!

Trees close to your home are nice, but trees too close to your home are not. Have those close-by trees removed, and plant some new ones further back instead. Contact a tree removal service to learn more.