STORM DAMAGE

STORM & TREE DAMAGE

When storm damage occurs, you can rely on Beacon Restoration to provide complete structural and clean-up services. Many times, when a tree lands on your home, it will puncture holes in your roof, break windows, and can even cause damage to the structure making the building unsafe. If you have a tree fall on your roof and home, the first step in the process is to remove the tree and review the extent of the damage.

Beacon Restoration is a full-service restoration company, servicing Detroit Lakes and the surrounding areas. We can help you assess the damage and come up with a plan to reconstruct the damaged portions of your property.

Being prepared on whom to call next can be one of the best things you can do for preparation. Letting a tree-sit on your house after it has fallen can cause secondary damage. Insurance companies always want homeowners to take proactive measures in minimizing the amount of damage. When a storm comes through the lakes area, it can wreak havoc on households and businesses.

Call us today to begin the process of restoring your home. For more information on preparation for tree damage, here is a checklist:

Other than the storm damage, is the tree healthy and vigorous?

If the tree is healthy, is not creating a hazard, and did not suffer major structural damage, it will generally recover if you take first aid measures immediately.

Are major limbs broken?

The larger a broken limb, the harder it will be for the tree to recover from the damage. If most of the main branches are gone, the tree may have little chance of surviving and removal should be considered.

Has the leader, the main upward-trending branch, been lost?

In species where a leader is important to upward growth or desirable appearance, it’s a judgment call. The tree may live without its leader, but it will be stunted or deformed.

Is at least 50 percent of the tree's crown (branches and leaves) still intact?

This is a good rule of thumb on tree survivability. A tree with less than half of its branches remaining may not be able to produce enough food to survive another season. Removal should be considered.

How big are the wounds?

Larger wounds are less likely to heal, leaving the tree vulnerable to disease and insects. A 2- to 3-inch wound on a 12-inch diameter limb will seal over with new wood and bark within a couple of years.

Can remaining branches replace the missing branches?

The remaining limbs will grow more vigorously as the tree tries to replace its missing foliage. Look to see if branches are in places that can eventually fill out the tree’s appearance