April 18, 2008

  • We knew it was a matter of time.

    And it wasn’t as bad as it could have been!  Messed up the gutters some, and probably didn’t help the roof any, but the roof’s in dire need of being replaced anyway.

    Last night heavy storms moved through, bringing small hail (not enough to damage the roof so the insurance would cover it, darn the luck), high winds, etc. and it was Too Much for the tree next door, or at least part of it:

    Tree

    Tree2

    Tree3

    The guy who lives next door came over last night after the storm had moved on, asking us if our house was alright.  Don was clearly a little perplexed, but assured him we were fine, thanks for asking.  That’s when the neighbor said that a large branch had fallen from his tree onto the top of our house.

    Hmmm….do you suppose his homeowner’s insurance would pony up for a new roof? 

Comments (2)

  • I’d think his insurance would pay for the gutters, at least, and the roof if there’s any damage. That’s what liability is aout. It doesn’t matter in that case if it’s an “act of God,” because ultimately, it was the neighbor’s negligence in not having the tree trimmed. Seems like you need to talk to the neighbor and tell him you plan to have someone look at the gutters and the roof, and that he should alert his insurance rep. That’s what I’d do, anyway.

    Hope it all works out! I certainly wouldn’t want to wait until the next big rain to find out there is damage to the roof.

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  • Now that’s scary.  It’s certainly worth while checking out your insurance and his.  There may be more damage than you’re aware of now.  An expert needs to check it out. 

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