Planting trees around your house is a great way to beautify your property and add bits of nature to your living spaces. Trees are a great way to improve the landscaping around your home, thus improving your home’s curb appeal and ultimately increasing your home’s resale value.

While we can recognize the beauty of trees and nature in general, they contribute to our properties in ways that you might not be aware of. This article details how the trees on your property can affect your home’s roofing system.

 

Clogged Gutters

During the Fall or even during some windy weather conditions, trees tend to shed their leaves, cones, and needles. These materials often end up being blown onto your roof and clogging your home’s gutter system.

Clogged gutters prevent excess water from draining away from your roofing system. These leaves and needles tend to become heavier once they absorb any excess water. This weight leads to the sagging of your gutters, eventually leading to them breaking.

 

Falling Trees

During severe weather conditions, it is common for the wind to uproot or snap trees in half. If a tree is planted close to your home and it falls, chances are it will come crashing down onto your rooftop. A tree falling onto your roof can cause significant damage to both your roofing system and your home.

 

Discoloration

If a tree’s shadow blocks the sunlight on parts of your rooftop, this could lead to discoloration over time. This discoloration is caused by the sun fading the shingles around the tree’s shadow, which leads to uneven color blotches across your rooftop. These varying colors are pretty unsightly and can affect your home’s curb appeal.

 

Mold Growth

If your home has many trees planted all around it, chances are your rooftop doesn’t get much sunlight. This can lead to warm, moist conditions on your roof, which can encourage the growth of mold and mildew.

 

Protection Against UV Rays

Having trees shade your home isn’t always a bad idea. Their shadows can protect your roofing system from the sun’s harmful UV rays, which are one of the most significant contributors to the aging and deterioration of your roof.

 

Increase Your Home’s Value

Beautiful landscaping is the easiest way to transform a dull property into a dream home. Being surrounded by nature and beautiful things has improved people’s moods and overall quality of life. Large, majestic trees will also increase your home’s curb appeal and the value of your property.

 

For all your roofing needs and more, give Apal Roofing Company a call today!

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