Shade is good for a home, but too close is not.

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Home Inspector with Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections 10072923

Shade is good for a home, but too close is not.

I inspect a lot of homes in Southeastern New Mexico.

They all have a lot in common when it comes to wanting to have shade trees. In the summer we can get temperatures that reach triple digit without even trying.

Then you mix the high winds we get and it's a recipe for a damaging time.

Remember to remove any parts of trees and bushes that rub against the home when the wind blows.

Tree limbs too close to the homes roof.

Here the tree limbs are just starting to damage the shingles on the roof.

Tree limbs causing damage to roofing materials.

Here the tree limbs have already caused significant damage to the roofs shingles. And that is never a good thing.

Damaged roof shingles from a tree limb.

Here is some damaged caused by the tree limbs rubbing the roof.

Now this needs to be repaired. Remember to keep the tree and bushes cut back away fromt he home. It's a lot cheaper to do that than repairing the damages caused by the winds and tree limbs.

Have a great day every one.

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Clint  McKie

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Clint Mckie
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Hi Randy,

This is true, not right but true.

The insurance company should give you 30 days to cut them back. After that and you did'nt do it. You get cancelled.

Just the way it is my friend.

Have a great night in Big Rapids.

Best, Clint McKie

July 24, 2012 05:13 PM
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Jay Markanich
Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC

Shade is good!  Trees might not be!  I don't know what the percentage is, but a good deal of houses have existing damage from tree limbs here.  That's the way it is!

July 24, 2012 06:49 PM
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Rob Ernst
Reno, NV-775-342-4767- Inspector & Energy Auditor
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That is a good point and I mention vegetation to close to the house all the time. I recently inspected a house that had a large bush growing around the fireplace and a big section had been cut out before the inspection. The bush had worn the block down some over the years.

July 25, 2012 03:36 PM
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Clint Mckie
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Hi Jay,

Everyone wants trees. That's a given. But they don't think about the long term consequences of where you plant them at.

Have a great night.

Best, Clint McKie

July 25, 2012 08:53 PM
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Clint Mckie
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Hi Rob,

Worn the block down over the years? Really.

What was it a Iron wood tree? Wow now that is something I would like to have seen. Take any pictures of it?

Thanks for the comment.

Best, Clint mckie

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