3 Major Reasons Why Tree Removal Requires A Tree Service Company

Posted on: 18 August 2018

Do you have trees that were damaged in a recent storm? Are you thinking about getting rid of them before they cause any further damage? Although it can be tempting to take a chainsaw to the damaged tree to get rid of it, a better idea would be to call in professionals for removal. There are a number of reasons why you may want to at least consider this course of action, but some of the most important reasons include:

Little to no cost: Depending on your homeowner's insurance, the removal of storm-damaged trees may be covered under your policy. If it is,  this means that you may be able to get a tree service to remove your trees essentially for free. At least, the insurance company will pay for their removal rather than you trying to pay for it out of your own pocket. With all of the equipment that you would otherwise need to purchase or to rent in order to remove the trees yourself, having your trees removed at no out of pocket cost to you can save you a lot of money in the long run.

Better safety: Cutting down a tree, especially a tree that has been storm-damaged, can be dangerous. Incorrectly gauging which limb to remove next could result in the damaged tree toppling over onto your home or in an otherwise unexpected direction when the tree becomes unbalanced. Trees that have been damaged in a storm may have relatively weak roots, something that must be accounted for during the removal process. Tree service professionals have been trained in how to handle this type of damage and will have access to additional equipment that would otherwise be too costly or too difficult for you to obtain for your own use.

Faster removal: After a heavy storm, a tree may be starting to lean precariously to one side. If left like that for too long, the roots will weaken even further and the tree can come crashing down abruptly even without any additional catalyst. As a result, time is of the essence. But if you plan to cut down a tree yourself, you'll need to set aside time to do it. Depending on what else you need to do, you may not be able to get around to dealing with the tree for several days or even weeks. Fortunately, tree service companies have employees who know how to work quickly and efficiently, allowing them to tackle your tree problem in a more timely manner. If the situation is especially serious, you should even be able to find a company who can cut down the tree on the same day.