During the winter months, trees can cause you to have to file a homeowner’s insurance claim. However, there is something you can do to minimize the likelihood that this will happen. Preparing your trees for winter can help decrease tree-related problems this winter. Here are two ways you can do this.
Remove Dead Trees
If your tree is dead, remove it in the fall, before the winter months come. A dead tree has a bad root system and can easily topple over when the wind blows. This can cause significant damage. Removing the tree is the best way to prevent this. If you are unsure if a tree is dead, a landscaper or arborist can help make that determination.
Trim Away Overgrown Branches
The second way you can prevent hazardous tree accidents is to trim away overgrown branches. Overgrown branches can fall off when the wind blows or if large amounts of snow or ice accumulate on the branches, weighing them down. Trimming them away in the fall months helps prevent this problem.
Failing to prepare your yard for winter can lead to dead or overgrown tree branches falling on your home or your car. In turn, this may cause you to have to file a claim with your homeowner’s insurance company. If this has got you thinking about homeowners insurance, you may be wondering if you have enough coverage or you may be looking to change your policy. Contact E.S.T.I.R. Inc. serving the Newark, NJ area, for all of your homeowner’s insurance needs. Let us review your policy, determine what coverages you need and even provide you with quotes for a new policy today.