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Four Dangers of Overgrown or Tall Trees during Hurricane Season

Four Dangers of Overgrown or Tall Trees during Hurricane Season

Four Dangers of Overgrown or Tall Trees during Hurricane Season

Are you concerned with living too close to the woods during hurricane season?  Do you have many trees in your yard?  Do you worry that your neighbor's trees are growing too tall on your property line?  When you live near tall or overgrown trees, you may be concerned about how this will affect your home during hurricane season.  Many trees actually cause homeowners to file property claims in Polk County because of the extensive damages they cause during times of heavy wind.  There are a few damages that you will want to know about that can be caused by tall or overgrown trees during hurricane season.

Roof or Structure Collapse

One of the main concerns of residents in Florida is that their trees will fall on their rooftops and cause collapse.  This can happen when your trees grow too tall and are too close to your home.  Also, many people will need to think about other structures in their yard, like greenhouses or sheds.  Be sure to keep trees from hanging over these structures or getting too tall, as high winds can cause these to fall and cause major damage to your roof.

Yard Issues

When your trees become unsightly or even start decaying, they will start to break off and this may cause issues.  You will want to get used to picking up sticks, twigs, branches, and leaves from your yard.  Eventually, this may become a nuisance, especially when it comes to completely yard maintenance projects, like mowing the lawn.   This litter can also pose a major problem during times of high wind, because it can blow around and cause damage to structures, windows, or other yard elements.

Insect Infestation

When you leave a stump in your yard for too long or you have dead or decaying trees, you may cause insect infestations on your property.  This can occur when the insects make their homes inside the decaying wood and start to eat away at the remainder of the tree.  Even though this may not seem to cause too much concern, as these trees are already dying, you must remember that they will eventually work their way into the healthy wood on your property.  They may eventually start to eat away at healthy trees, fences, or even siding on your home.

Damage to Your Pool

Trees that blow around your yard during hurricane season can also cause damage to your pool.  Even during a nice, breezy afternoon, trees can cause issues to your pool.  Leaves, blooms, twigs, and other small tree parts may find their way into your pool and eventually clog your filter.  This can leave you with expensive repairs to your pool equipment.  All of this can be avoided by making sure that you plant the right trees close to your pool and that you treat your trees to remove any issues before they become major.

These are just a few of the damages that trees can cause that may leave you in need of property claims in Polk County.  When you have suffered damages due to trees that you could not have predicted, you will want to trust our insurance adjusters to work on your claim.  Contact us to hear how we can help you today.