A Cleveland Heights Tree Company Homeowner’s Guide to Buying a House with Big Trees

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What advice can a Cleveland Heights Tree Company give you about buying a house? There is an abundance of beautiful homes in the Cleveland Heights area. When looking for your ideal home, a beautifully landscaped yard can have a big impact in your decision to purchase. If you are in the market to buy a new home, make sure to not only look at the trees around the property, but examine them before signing anything.

Pros of buying a house with mature trees

As long as the trees were properly planted and maintained and in good health, there could be a lot of potential benefits to buying a home with big trees nearby.

  • Energy savers – According to the USDA Forest Service, “Strategically placed trees save up to 56 percent on annual air-conditioning costs. Evergreens that block winter winds can save 3 percent on heating”. Trees are a natural way to save energy in your home!
  • Privacy and noise reduction – Trees serve as a way to offer privacy from neighbors, but they also reduce noise by 50% according to the USDA National Agroforestry.
  • Shade – Trees offer natural shade and can cut down on cooling expenses if they are located in the right spots
  • Home value – A house with a nicely landscaped yard with trees is aesthetically pleasing and adds to the value of your new home.

Cons of having big trees near your new home

While there are a lot of great benefits to having trees on your potential new home, there are also some drawbacks to consider.

  • Dead trees – having a dead tree on a property is always a large risk. You never know when the tree couple topple or large branches could snap off and damage your house or property. We suggest checking for dead trees and removing before signing or moving in if possible.
  • How close is too close? Check to make sure that the trees are not affecting the foundation of the house. You can usually tell when branches are touching or overhanging the house. Also, the trees should not interfere with any cables above or below ground.

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If you have your eye on a house to buy and need the trees to be inspected, our arborists at Cleveland tree company VanCuren Tree Services are happy to provide a free inspection! Call us to get started or for any other tree services like tree trimming and tree removal.

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    - Meghan( Gates Mills, Ohio Tree Removal May 2017 )
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    - Matt( Gates Mills, Ohio Land Clearing May 2017 )
  • I had a lot of tree trimming done and removals and I barely noticed the crew was at our house. They did their work quickly without interfering and cleaned up very nicely.

    - Lurlie( Independence, Ohio Tree Trimming and removal May 2017 )
  • VanCuren came to my house after I left for work and when I came home, all of tree removals and trimming were completed and the yard perfectly cleaned up. Very professional company.

    - Paul( Bainbridge, Ohio Tree Removal April 2017 )