It sure is beautiful in North Carolina this time of year. Everything is in bloom, it's not too hot out (yet), and the clouds of pollen have started to subside. Now that the trees and shrubs all have their leaves, it is easy to spot the ones that are overhanging your roof and touching your siding. This close contact is not good for your house for several reasons - vegetation touching siding and/or roofing can trap moisture, cause wear and damage, and be a conduit for insects. Trimming back all vegetation at least 12" from the home is recommended. So call your local landscaper today and have him or her give your greenery a little TLC. Your home will thank you!
With Halloween just around the corner, we thought we would show you something REALLY spooky! These vines growing up this home's siding are scary indeed. Not only can their roots damage your siding, but the vines serve as a conduit for bugs and can trap moisture. Trim all vegetation at least 12 inches away from your home.
NO DIVING ALLOWED - This standing water at the edge of the home's foundation is a big no-no. It can seep into the foundation walls, lead to wood decay, and is a breeding ground for insects. This particular area should be filled in with soil (plant a shrub!), landscaping rocks, or other material to prevent water accumulation.
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