So, I really put my foot in my mouth this time.
In the Comments of the tour of our 8th flip, there was this exchange:
You see, the house is surrounded by gorgeous, huge trees – our inspector didn’t mention any of them being a problem and I just assumed everything was fine.
But you may have heard that a huge ice storm hit Dallas late last week – that thing was no joke!
And much to our dismay, the prettiest, biggest tree on the property fell right on our brand-new roof.
(I take small consolation in the fact that the tree fell just 24 hours after Mike brought the potential problem to my attention, so we couldn’t have realistically done anything to prevent this tree-tasrophe in such a short amount of time.)
Talk about major suckiness.
Would you like a little tour of the carnage?
We filed a claim with our insurer and got some tree guys out there ASAP to get that sucker off the roof. I was shocked that what was really just a limb looked like an entire tree once it had been chopped up and set by the curb. (And yes, we feel majorly lucky that the tree didn’t hit those power lines or our neighbor’s house!)
While the tree didn’t damage the framing of the roof, it did punch right through the shingles and decking into the attic and on down through the ceiling of the back bedroom on the second story.
Here’s how our former beauty-queen-tree looks now:
Not quite as beautiful, but I’m still hopeful that we can save the remainder of the tree. :(