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Trees add natural beauty to any property. However, sometimes, they can do more harm than good. 

In this post, your best gutter systems provider, Gutter Helmet® of Northern Minnesota, discusses when a tree is likely to damage your home. 

1. Foundation – Trees with an intrusive root system can penetrate your home’s foundation via pre-existing cracks. Larger root systems that reach beneath the house can lift up the foundation. Roots can absorb moisture from the soil under the foundations and cause the structure to evenly sink.

2. Fire Hazard – Trees that are located near your home can be fire hazards. Soffit vents can easily allow flames to enter your house.

3. Pests – Trees are home to insects and small animals like rodents. Tall trees hanging over your home can act as a bridge, letting these creatures gain access to your living space.

4. Drainage Pipes – Roots can penetrate underground drainage pipes. Water leaks from drainage pipes encourage roots to grow in the direction of the leak. This can cause the roots to enter the pipe and block the water flow.

5. Property Damage – Branches and falling trees are huge dangers to property and even lives. They become even more dangerous when harsh weather strikes as they can fall over power and communication lines.

6. Gutters – Debris from trees like leaves and branches can settle in the gutters and clog them. This can lead to water damage to your siding, landscape and foundation.

Keep debris from building up in your gutters by installing the best gutter systems by Gutter Helmet of Northern Minnesota. We are your leading provider of gutter protection products. Call us at (866) 937-3508 or complete our online form to learn more about our services. We serve homeowners in Culver, MN.