A couple of weeks ago, a tree fell on my house.
It happened during the middle of the day, when no one was at home.
It had been raining for three days straight before the tree came down. The roots and the trunk were saturated. Luckily, the tree didn’t cause any physical harm to anyone in our home. The tree did knock out our skylight and it put a huge gaping hole in the middle of the roof near the living room east wall. I tried my best to secure the roof and the hole. I climbed up to the roof while it was raining and I put down a tarp. It was incredibly windy, so I had to put some big rocks on the tarp to keep it in place. I called the insurance company and they gave me the names of some local contractors and roofing companies that could help me with the repairs. Unfortunately, the repairs had to wait until there was a sunny day with no rain. I had one single day without rain since then and that was the day the roofing company came to do the work. The team of four guys worked quickly to patch and secure the roof before it started raining again. We’ve had a lot of rain since the repair and Ihaven;t noticed any leaks or brown water stains. I think the roofing contractor did a great job. I plan to give them a good review online as long as the repair isn’t leaking at the end of the rainy season.