Tree removal improves the quality of your property in many ways. It can make the environment cleaner or safer, especially if the tree is a potential health or safety hazard. Sometimes removing a pest-ridden tree is the only way to deal with it, for example.
But whether or not this means it is considered home improvement is up for discussion. This is one discussion homeowners might find interesting since home improvements can be tax-deductible in many cases.
In most cases, tree removal is not eligible for tax reduction on a personal residence. But many property owners wonder if the removal is considered a home improvement if it is classified under landscaping.
Home improvements are considered capital improvements, meaning the property owner is usually eligible for a tax break. For a project to be considered a home improvement, it needs to increase the value of that particular home. With this in mind, home repairs and maintenance to a home are not considered home improvements because they do not raise its value. Therefore they are not eligible for tax deductions.
So there are some cases wherein a tree removal is considered home improvement, and there are cases in which it isn’t.
If the tree removal is part of a capital improvement to your home, as part of a bigger construction project, then it is considered home improvement. This applies to homeowners who want to build a walkway, a patio, etc. They can claim it as a tax expense.
This is not set in stone, and property owners should still consult with their tax or legal advisors before moving forward.
There are other ways to save money even while having a tree removed. Depending on the circumstances, a tree removal job may be covered by insurance. Usually, homeowner’s insurance will not cover tree removal for a tree that has not yet fallen on your home. But if this is the case, then insurance can cover the cost.
There are a number of reasons why property owners might want to remove a tree. It is not always because of home improvement. Sometimes you just need to remove a tree because it is dead or in danger of falling on your home or area power lines. In other cases, trees have gotten too big and unmanageable, despite efforts to prune it. The solution is to just remove the whole thing.
Whatever the reason for wanting to remove a tree, Traverse City Roofings is there to help you through it. Joel’s team of certified arborists can get the job done quickly and efficiently, using state of the art equipment and only the safest techniques in the industry.
Whether it is for home improvement or not, you will want to work with a professional tree service provider for this task. Tree removal is not easy—and it is not something that could be done without experience or training.
Traverse City Roofings is well-known for their upfront pricing and high-quality customer service. Homeowners can get a free estimate within hours.
Contact Traverse City Roofings at 855-212-1464 today!