The curb appeal of this colonial home has improved greatly. Aside from removing the 22 ton maple tree, we also added an overhang/entrance to the front door. The exterior took a different color scheme- greys, white, and a punch of red in the front door.
When the tree fell on the house in late May, just as we were about to finish up the exterior work, we had to stop everything, repair the roof, repair the siding (which included removing a few branches), and repair the interior where the tree had compromised the window and plaster work.
The back deck was unharmed by the events of the fallen tree. We used moistureshield decking – the most low maintenance deck material on the market. It’s also a very sustainable material. It’s rated for boat docks so they won’t have to deal with water damage to the deck.
A rain garden sits just beyond the deck to help control water run-off. Next year it should be in full bloom.