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

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.

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.

Tree trimming also has the added benefit of allowing light to get to your lawn 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.

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About Greg Hanner, REALTOR®, Broker, e-PRO

Greg has been an agent with Garden Realty since 1989 (and became a Broker in 2008) specializing in single family, condo, and land sales. As a senior Project Mgr. for BROM Builders, Greg stays on the cutting edge with custom single family home and land sales. Greg also serves on the Eastern CT Asso. of Realtors Technology and MLS Committee (former 2014 and 2012 Chairman). If you would like information on custom building in eastern CT, visit www.BromBuilders.com . Greg holds a bachelor's degree from the University of CT and also holds a private pilot's license with an instrument rating. If you are looking for an agent who uses today's technology to maximize their communication abilities, then Greg might be the agent for you. As an e-PRO certified agent, Greg is proactive and savvy about the Internet and he can take the connected consumer seriously as well as meet their online needs.
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