So there were some storms Friday night and rain early Saturday.. but this mess happen sometime Sunday from what I was told. I was NOT at home but up in Tupelo with family. As I stopped to check my mail, I looked up at my house to see a mess of green leaves and brown limbs laying on top of the roof. I think my heart stopped beating for a bit.
WHY is it when you get things paid off.. something always happen?
With the limb still hanging onto the trunk however, it may be the power of the heavy limb did not hit .. too hard onto the roof. Thankfully the tree has not entered into the living part of the house. Last time when I checked this morning before going to work, it had not even come into the attic. The limb must be removed before I can truly see what has happen to the roof. Will update you all later.
UPDATE - Aug. 28 -
It seems IN THREE PLACES, the decking is cracked and with any weight at all will bow downward. The shingle are still there.. but a bit wore looking as they are missing some of the asphalt.. like as if they were rubbed down. However folks who have looked at them feel they will still do the job as to keeping the rain out. The beams inside and under the roof seem to be all looking ok and have taken the weight of the tree limb without cracking. The game plan is to shore up the weaken areas of the decking from within the attic area and keep an eye out for water spots. However the three different guys that looked at the roof, feel it is all going to be fine even without any extra support under the roof. This with the removing of the tree which is the only that might cause problems(weight) in the future.
The main cost will be the tree - I am removing it and the danger of any more falling limbs.. all feel the roof will be fine. Other nearby trees would have to uproot to reach the house. I do have a pine tree on the northeast side, but since it saved my house during the last hurricane, I have a special feeling for it. Look at the full picture of the house from across the street. You can see it is missing half of it's limbs.
I will take my time on looking at the different types of roof covering and will replace the whole thing within the next two years.. sooner if I find any wet spots in the attic.
Updated: 2:25 PM GMT on August 28, 2007
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