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Now Is The Time To Protect Your Home - Trim Trees BEFORE Storms Hit

April 27th, 2015 11:21 AM by Greg Hanner

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. 

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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.  Bob York, Owner of AB Tree Service says "Doing routine trimming with me is much cheaper than calling me after a major storm event which results in my phone ringing off the hook. Calling then is like trying to call around to get your driveway plowed after a blizzard".  If you are one that suffers property damage to your home from a tree during a storm, the worst part may be a high wind deductible and the added frustration that the building repairs will take time and energy that's better spent doing anything other than restoring a home back to the way it was before the storm event. 

Tree trimming also has the added benefit of allowing light to get to your lawn and garden 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.
Posted in:Home Ownership and tagged: Tree Trimming
Posted by Greg Hanner on April 27th, 2015 11:21 AM

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