Are the Trees Near Your Home Threatening Your Roof?

Trees are beautiful and necessary and can add a decorative touch to the landscape of your Chicagoland home. However, when they are situated very close to your house, they can lead to damage to your roof. The editors at Networx.com recently tackled this subject in an article entitled Trees & Black Roof Spots.

In this article, you can learn about some common hazards caused by trees as well as what you can do to prevent them from becoming more costly problems. For example:

  • Leaning branches can scratch and gouge your roof
  • Falling branches can damage or puncture roofing shingles
  • Falling leaves can clog gutters

This article also mentions the problem of black mold stains on roofs. While this is often merely a cosmetic problem, it can lead to dangerous mold inside your home, so it is a good idea to allow a roofing expert to inspect and advise you about your particular situation.

The roofing professionals at Baltic Home Improvements have been performing roofing inspectionsrepairs and installations for residents of the southwestern Chicago suburbs for a decade and have proven themselves to be reliable, courteous and thorough. If you are in doubt about whether or not your roof needs to have work done, contact us for a free assessment of your roofing problem or potential problem.

Full article on Networx.  Image credit: trippinlarry