First of all, let us start this off by saying pine trees are beautiful. They provide wonderful shade in the hot, summer months we experience in Ashburn Virginia and be honest, they’re just nice to look at. There is also something about the smell of a pine tree on a warm summer’s evening. Additionally, many families use their pine tree as over-sized Christmas trees, and decorate them with lights and Christmas bulbs in the winter.
But as pretty and beautiful as pine trees are, they can also become quite a nuisance and neighborhood eye sore when age sets in and the tree loses its natural beauty and luster. Quite frankly, a worn down pine tree can resemble something out of Charlie Brown’s Christmas and can seriously detract from your home’s curb appeal.
Fortunately, it is actually an easy process to get an old pine tree removed from your Ashburn yard. This doesn’t mean you should go grab a chain saw and start hacking away. Leave that for the pine tree removal experts. Removing trees can be quite dangerous, and you should always hire a reputable business to remove any trees from your yard.
Tree cutting tips and tricks
Sadly, many people have been financially burned in Ashburn by so called “experts” who aren’t properly equipped to remove trees, or businesses that have accepted payment for services, and never returned to actually perform the service. So before you even take your checkbook out, there are some things to keep in mind when hiring a pine tree removal company.
In many states, tree service companies are required to carry insurance that covers property damage, as well as worker’s compensation. Ask any contractor you are interested in hiring to provide a copy of that insurance. Failure to do so can result in a costly lawsuit if a tree removal worker is injured on your Ashburn property.
Get it in writing! While this seems like common sense, many people don’t get a removal estimate, or scope of work from the provider. It is almost a given that if you don’t get an estimate for the work, you will undoubtedly pay more than you need to. Even if you’re in a hurry to get that ugly tree out of your Ashburn yard, take the time to get a quote and inform the company that you are only seeking the services provided in the estimate, and nothing else. Reputable tree removal contractors will provide this estimate free of charge, so if a company is charging you for an estimate, it is best to steer clear and go with someone else.
Keep your money in your wallet until the job is completed
Last, and definitely not least: Never pay money up front. Many people have learned this lesson the hard way. If the company will be at your house for an extended time for a large project, it’s fine to pay a portion of the cost, and many Ashburn companies will require this.
With so many uncertainties regarding Ashburn pine tree removal, it’s best to choose a company that has a reputation for being fair, affordable and fast. That company is Genesis Tree Service. Contact us for a professional, thorough job you’ll be happy to tell your friends about.