Take good care of your trees. After all, you never know when the high winds and heavy rains of spring could topple them. It might not seem like it, but April is almost over, and even if May is summer at the movies, that doesn’t mean it’s summer in nature yet. We still have about two months before summer starts for real. While you’re attending to tree care and fence maintenance, one major question might pop into your head: what do you do if your tree falls over onto your fence?
When Your Tree Falls
When your tree falls on your fence, reach out to your insurance agency. Your homeowner’s insurance policy should contain a clause that addresses damage to any fence on your property. If your tree is still in good health and was damaged or knocked over by lousy weather, it shouldn’t be an issue. The insurance coverage will handle the costs associated with repairing or replacing the fence. Cleanup is something else you’ll have to think about, too; luckily, your insurance should be able to pay for removal of the tree and any nearby debris, such as fallen tree limbs that interfere with the necessary repairs.
When Your Neighbor’s Tree Falls
Even when you are responsible enough to look after your trees and your fences, that might not mean your neighbor does the same. Your consideration of fence etiquette might not be repaid in kind. When your neighbor’s tree falls on your property, you still need to talk to your insurance provider. They’ll determine whether or not your neighbor was at fault for this incident or not.
When a Storm Hits
Spring storms are no surprise, and even if tornadoes don’t happen that often, you still need to be prepared for them. To that end, be sure to take pictures of the damage once the storm passes, as this will help your insurance agent assess what to do next.
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