The Day the Tree Fell on Our New Home
Just our luck – a tree fell on our new home! Scroll down to see the damage it caused.
Just eleven days after closing on our new home, a storm blew through the area with strong winds. Unfortunately, the winds caused a tall oak tree to fall onto the family room. Luckily it only caused minor damage and none of the windows were broken. However, it did tear off the gutters and put a huge hole in the roof.
That tree has been there over 100 years, but it waited until that night to fall.
Keep reading to see the damage the tree caused to our family room and to read the positives I’m choosing to see in this situation.
The photo below is taken from the kitchen window and you can see the damage the tree did to this side.
The below photo is taken from the living room window. Not exactly the view I want to see when I look out those windows!
The following photos are taken from upstairs. Here you can really see where the tree went through the roof, causing a huge hole.
From the opposite side of the family room, you can see where the top of the tree whipped around when it fell. When that happened, small sticks from the top of the tree impaled the wall and stuck.
Now let’s take a look inside the family room at the damage to the ceiling.
As you walk into the family room, you can see the busted ceiling. Luckily, I hadn’t unwrapped our new couch and loveseat yet!
From the other side of the living room, you can see that it damaged the top of the built-ins and ripped the light down. Luckily it didn’t take out the ceiling fan, though!
And if you look straight up, you can see the sky!
We were fortunate enough to have a tree company come out and remove the tree the following day. Also, a roofer came out and covered the roof after the tree was removed. There were more storms on the way, so I’m glad they were able to come out so fast.
We’ve contacted everyone that needed to be contacted, but we’re still waiting to hear back from a contractor to repair the damage. Everyone is booked up so it’s taking forever. I’m not sure when this will ever get fixed!
I was so excited to move into our new home and get things settled and make it our own. However, I’m thankful now that we decided to refinish our bedroom floor first, otherwise, we would have been there the night the tree fell.
God is grateful in His mysterious ways!
Another positive I’m seeing from this tree falling is getting a new roof. The entire roof was going to have to be replaced in the near future, and that’s a lot of money. Now, we will be getting a new roof on the entire home and our insurance will be paying for it.
One more positive I’m choosing to see – my husband wanted to change the kitchen stovetop to gas, because “it will save so much money”. (Those are his words. I don’t cook enough to use THAT much electricity! AND I don’t want a gas cooktop!) So, now that the tree fell on the house and we have to get a few others cut down before they fall – we don’t have the money to buy a new cooktop. (Thank you tree!)
Have you ever had a tree fall on your home? Do you have any crazy stories that you’d like to share from when you moved into a new home? I’d love to hear them!
146 thoughts on “The Day the Tree Fell on Our New Home”
OMG, so sad :/
Yes it is! Thank you.
I’m so sorry Michelle, but thankful you were not there. It’s going to be beautiful when you get in there!
Thank you! I’m glad we weren’t there either. It could have been a lot worse.
That is crazy that the tree was over 100 years old but chose to fall 11 days after you moved in! That’s so unfortunate, but I’m so glad nobody was hurt! It’s great that you are able to look at the positives, such as getting a new roof under the insurance! x
Right? It could have fallen before we bought the house! LOL! Yes, getting a new roof is the best part. ?
Oh no! I am so impressed with your ability to see the positives in this. What a crazy situation! But I’m glad everyone was safe and it wasn’t worse. I also hope everything gets fixed smoothly and quickly. How are repairs going? Sending prayers your way, friend <3
Thank you for your prayers! We finally had a contractor come out and he said he’s booked up for 3-4 months. But at least it’s a start! It’s just so frustrating waiting.
I am so glad you were safe and no one was hurt. Hang in there during the repairs and keep counting your blessings… like that paid for roof. That is awesome!!
Thank you! I agree! That’s the best thing that came out of this. ?
Oh no, what a disaster! Its good that you are looking at the positives though, and so lucky you weren’t there when it happened!
I hope you can get it sorted out as soon as.
Sending you lots of positive vibes!
Thank you! It’s been frustrating waiting on people. They’re all booked up for months! I think we finally found contractor but it will still be 3-4 months before he can start. Ugh!
I haven’t seen any updates on the repair of your house. How’s it going? Thinking about you…
Thank you! We finally had a contractor come out and he’s booked up for 3-4 months. Everyone is booked up! He did say he may be able to get to the roof sooner, which would be wonderful. Thank you for checking in!
I will pray it won’t take that long. I’m so sorry you are going through all of this. Keep us posted. God loves you!
Oh gosh Michelle, thank god no one was hurt! I hope you’ll be able to get someone out soon to repair the damage.
Thank you! Yes, I’m so glad we decided to wait before moving in. Or this could have been a lot worse.
OMG! Thank goodness you all are okay. I’m so sorry about your house. Hopefully, this will be fixed quickly. Sending you lots of good energy! xx
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So sorry to read this. The important is that you are all ok. 🙂
Thank you! Yes, I agree! It could have been a lot worse.
For sure, God’s hand was protecting you. I hope your house is repaired quickly and you have no more damage from rains.
Yes, He definitely was! He’s so amazing! Thank you! ?
Oh wow. Glad everyone is safe.
Me, too! I’m glad we decided not to move in right away.
I am so sorry to see this happened to you, but glad you are all ok! Kudos to you for looking on the bright side! xo
Thank you! ?
Thank God none of you were hurt?
Yes, I agree! Thank you for reading!