We all know the damage that storms can cause for homeowners via flooding and fires. Often overlooked is the damage that trees can cause from high winds. Preventative maintenance is the best insurance and way to avoid damage to your home or auto.
When homes are built, the trees around a home are normally cleared away from the home far enough for the construction activity to get done. Over the years, the trees grow back and the canopy (the high branches of the trees) slowly get bigger and closer to your home.
In the photo above, the tree experts at AB Tree Service, LLC are “walling” off the trees along the garage of this home. Left uncut, the trees would slowly threaten the home during high wind storm events.
Tree trimming also has the added benefit of allowing light to get to your lawn areas. Some call it “raising the canopy” and it can give a nice look to any yard and home which increases your property value.
So in summary, instead of paying your insurance deductible AFTER damage occurs, spending a little on preventative tree trimming maintenance will give your home a better look and help reduce the headaches of property damage in the future.