Do you have a tree that's dead, too big, or that has otherwise become a bother? Have you been thinking about cutting down the tree so that you can do something else with the space? Although you might be tempted to do the removal yourself, this isn't necessarily the best idea. Instead, you should consider hiring someone to take care of it for you. There are a variety of reasons why you should hire a professional to get rid of the bothersome tree, some of which are:
Safety: Trees that are medium to large size can be dangerous to deal with. A tree that is larger than a sapling may weigh several hundred or a few thousand pounds. Cutting off a single limb could send dozens of pounds of weight crashing to the ground, potentially resulting in injury. Professional tree removal services will know how to remove and dispose of tree parts so as to minimize the risk to your family and to your property. If the tree has grown too close to your house, these additional precautions can prevent potentially costly damage from occurring to your roof, damage that could cost more to repair than simply hiring the tree service company would've cost in the first place.
Save money: In addition to saving money by preventing costly damage, tree removal services can also save you money by not requiring that you rent expensive specialized equipment. For instance, in order to safely access the upper portion of a tree, it's not uncommon to use a cherry picker to be able to reach the necessary tree branches. Renting one of these can be quite costly but many tree service professionals already have their own. The use of this equipment will be included in the total price that they give you, a figure which may be significantly less than the rental or purchase of even half of the equipment that you'd need.
Avoid insurance issues: If you accidentally damage your home or vehicle while trimming or removing trees on your own, your insurance company may be reluctant to compensate you for your losses. They may have to launch a lengthy investigation to ensure that the accident was, actually, an accident. By hiring professional tree removal services, any accidents that might occur should be handled promptly and with less fuss. Now, you'll have unbiased confirmation, in the form of the tree service employees, that the branch that knocked shingles off of your patio roof was dropped accidentally and wasn't done simply to claim insurance money.