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

Owner of Desert Sun Home Inspections Carlsbad, New Mexico. Eddy County's only certified home inspection service WITH OVER 30 YEARS EXPERIENCE. Serving all of South East New Mexico. We inspect the homes entire structure from the roof to the foundation, and everything in between. Most reports within 4-24 hours from time of inspection completion. We issue a PDF report with pictures Starting at $250.00 for each home inspection. Why settle for less when you can have the best?

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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
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Hi Michael,

No problem my friend. Thank you for the comment.

Have a good night in Virginia.

Best, Clint McKie

July 24, 2012 03:52 PM #49
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Adrian.

That's easy for you to say. It's been right at 100 for three weeks now. Even this morning when the storm was rolling in it was 90 already.

Have a coooool night my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

July 24, 2012 03:55 PM #50
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Joan,

You have a lot of trees there in Denver to have to worry about keeping them off the roof.

I bet it's a full time job just looking for problem areas around the homes you sell.

have a good night in Denver.

Best, Clint McKie

July 24, 2012 03:59 PM #51
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Al,

I bet you run into this as well.

Have a very good evening in Ormond by the Sea.

Best, Clint McKie

July 24, 2012 04:02 PM #52
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hello Mellisa,

Just plant the trees back about ten to fifteen feet from the start.

Then it will be a lot longer till there is a problem.

Thank you for the comment.

Best, Clint McKie

July 24, 2012 04:05 PM #53
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Ginny,

I remember the shot of him way up a tree from a while back.

Good for you and him.

Take care my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

July 24, 2012 04:08 PM #54
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Chris and Dick,

Not to mention the termites and other unwanted "pets" from the wild.

Have a great evening. Thanks for the comment.

Best, Clint McKie

July 24, 2012 04:12 PM #55
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Chris,

Good call my friend. Can't be too careful about how close the tress are to the home.

Have a great evening in South Simcoe.

Best, Clint McKie

July 24, 2012 04:25 PM #56
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Jon,

This is so true. keep the vegetation back a distance from the home. Don't let them touch the home though.

Thanks for the comment my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

July 24, 2012 04:29 PM #57
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Anthony,

You have a lot better weather out there in San Fransisco.

Better leave this heat alone .

Thanks for the comment.

Best, Clint McKie

July 24, 2012 04:42 PM #58
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Bradley.

That is "IF" they have gutters. You did'nt see the post about no gutters? I'm shocked. LOl

Got to keep them cleaned out as well.

Have a great night.

Best, Clint McKie

 

July 24, 2012 04:48 PM #59
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Susan,

Glad to be of some help for you. Forward them this post and they can see for them selves.

Thanks a lot for the comment.

Best, Clint McKie

July 24, 2012 04:52 PM #60
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hello Ed,

 They just had some of those things happening today in Illinois. 300K without power due to downed trees.

Have a great night in Connecticut.

Best, Clint McKie

July 24, 2012 04:57 PM #61
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
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Hi Bryan,

Too many tree's are not a good thing either. You don't want the tree's choking out the grass as well as the septic problems.

Thank you for the comment.

Best, Clint McKie

July 24, 2012 05:02 PM #62
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Joshua,

You make a valid point. Way too many owners look the wrong way when thinking of trees.

Have a great night in New York City.

Best, Clint McKie

July 24, 2012 05:07 PM #63
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

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 #64
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Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia

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 #65
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Rob Ernst
Certified Structure Inspector - Reno, NV
Reno, NV-775-342-4767- Inspector & Energy Auditor

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 #66
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

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 #67
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Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
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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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