September Home Maintenance To-Do List

Tree limbs that need to be trimmed away from roof.

To-Do #4: Trim Tree Limbs Near Roof and Chimney

In addition to inspecting and cleaning your fireplace and chimney, trim tree limbs growing close to it to prevent fires and chimney damage.

Make sure you have at least ten feet of clearance around all sides of the chimney flue.

While you’re up on the roof, make sure your chimney is screened and protected from falling leaves, as well as birds and animals like squirrels and raccoons, which like to make nests inside.

Trim any branches growing near your roof, especially dead branches that overhang it. Not only are dead branches more flammable than live ones, but they’re also more likely to fall in a wind or snow storm and cause considerable damage to your roof, chimney, and gutters.


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September Home Maintenance To-Do List