Here in the Pacific Northwest, plants have a funny habit.
They grow. A lot.
Sun, rain, and moderate temperatures bring things out of the ground at a rapid rate. While that’s great for gardeners, it’s not always a good thing when it comes to your house—specifically when things are overgrowing its exterior.
Recently, I inspected a house in Skagit County that looked like a jungle had overtaken it. Plastic corrugated roof coverings—covered with plant life—were actively leaking. In my report, I recommended trimming back and maintaining this vegetative growth to prevent elevated moisture conditions and water/insect damage.
Vegetative growth is wonderful, but sometimes it needs a haircut.
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