The tree fell right through our skylight

It was too wet and I am afraid of heights

One of the reasons why my wife and I bought this house is because of the skylight in the living room. The skylight has a beautiful view of the Moon and the trees. I’ve always liked to lay on the couch and look up out of the skylight. Even when it’s raining, it can be really cool and neat to watch the rain falling on the window pane. The glass is reinforced with two thick sheets of glass and heavy rubber seals so water never gets through. Unfortunately, water wasn’t the problem with the skylight last time there was a storm. A tree actually fell through the skylight and right into the living room. My wife and I were in the living room when it happened. We heard the lightning hit the tree and then we heard a huge crack. We could feel the change in atmospheric pressure when the tree came down on the skylight. The glass was everywhere and half of the roof was missing. The tree took out the entire corner of our house along with the television, christmas tree, and a bookshelf. I couldn’t get up on the roof and attach a tarp. It was too wet and I am afraid of heights. Thankfully, we found an emergency roofing company to set up temporary shelter over the hole. The emergency roofing repair company put several large heavy tarps over the hole and secured the area with straps and plastic sheeting. They advised us to talk with our insurance company regarding the covered damages and losses, but we had to pay them out of pocket for their services.

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