A damaged roof could collapse on your property, encourage mold growth, and even be a fire hazard if water drips on your electrical systems. Therefore, you’ll want to keep your roof in good condition, free from damage, and keeping it safe from unhealthy trees is a risk you need to be aware of.

But if you have rotten trees near your property, how can they cause roof damage? After all, if you haven’t encountered this issue before, you may be unsure if unhealthy trees are really a threat to your roof.

Unfortunately, rotting trees can be a serious problem, and there are several risky situations that you need to look out for to ensure you can protect your roof.

Read on to find out more.

Extra Weight From Fallen Branches

Most people would be wary of a tree that is listing to one side as a fallen tree could crash through your roof. However, fallen branches can also pose a severe risk. You may not always be aware if a branch has landed on your roof, but it could be adding extra pressure to the surface.

This could cause cracks to appear and threaten the structural integrity of your roof. If you see a rotten tree near your property, you should hire professionals to trim any loose branches.

Trapped Moisture

If a tree drops old leaves or needles on your roof, moisture can get trapped underneath and contribute to moss, mold, and algae growth. This could weaken your roof and reduce its lifespan.

By keeping an eye out for overhanging unhealthy trees, you can take rapid action to remove the danger.

Blocked Gutters

Your gutters take excess water away from your roof, but a damaged tree could shed its leaves and clog your drainage system. The water can then overflow and flood your roof, softening the material and leaking into your property.

While you can hire gutter cleaning services, it is better to remove any rotten trees and prevent the problem from occurring in the first place.

Insect Infestation from Roof Damage

One of the most overlooked risks of property damage from rotten trees is the danger posed by an insect infestation. Insects that are living in a nearby unhealthy tree could move onto your roof, and you may not know they are there until the damage is done.

Groups of insects such as termites or carpenter ants could hollow out your wood, leaving it severely weakened. This can leave your roof weak and unfit for purpose, potentially posing a serious risk to your health and safety.

Protect Your Property From Roof Damage

At Grace Tree Service, we have the experience and expertise to perform tree trimming and removal tasks to keep your roof safe. We offer a 24-hour service and can even take care of emergency and storm damage jobs.

Don’t wait until it’s too late, to discuss your rotten tree removal needs and protect against roof damage, contact our friendly team today.