You’ve probably had some quality time spent shoveling the driveway and sidewalks in the past few weeks, and thankfully, you probably don’t need to worry about those areas anymore. But, is there snow covering your trees and roof? The storms are over, and we know the snow will melt soon, so why is it important to keep an eye out for your trees and roof?
With the heavy snows in the past few weeks, you may have seen fallen branches and limbs around your neighborhood. All around the Kansas City metro, tree branches have been falling in the roads, on power lines, and on homes and cars. Falling branches can have serious impacts on your house, car, and property. The heavy wet snow can mean serious damage to your roof and your trees.
If there are no safety concerns such as down power lines or tree limbs, you may want to take a broom to the lower branches to gently remove some of the snow. We certainly don’t want you to climb up to reach higher branches, but instead stay on the ground and carefully brush off what you can reach. To avoid broken limbs in the future, keep up on your tree maintenance, as long term weight from snow can have an impact.
Along with regular tree maintenance, you need to watch your roof for heavy snow. Several roofs have collapsed in the after effects of the storms this month. When a thick layer of heavy snow blankets your roof, you are at the risk for costly damages and safety hazards for your family. To keep this from happening, it is important to take care of your roof and entire home.
As the massive amount of snow melts, your home is at risk for major water seepage, causing rotting, destroyed insulation and flooded attics. To keep these risks low, consider using a snow rake or having snow removed professionally, cleaning gutters twice a year, and making sure your attic floor is well insulated.
Navigating snowy roofs and trees is not only difficult, but it also is very dangerous. However, we want you to stay safe and prevent your home and property from being damaged. If you’re worried about your roof, check out our roofing care and preventive maintenance and call us today to come check out your home.