Further on the last post – the builder came and took stock of the situation.  Later on Monday, the insurance assessor came and took pictures.  The builder was asked to supply estimates, which he did and then we forwarded them to the insurance assessor.

His research says that the maximum wind-speed in nearby Martos was 93kph and he says that a number of places have suffered damage, so he sees no reason for the company not to pay.

More was to come.  Thursday night/Friday morning, we got another dose and there was a huge crash.  The power was on and off all night.  Daytime and we could see to establish what new damage had been caused.  Some of the tiles that were loose on the roof had blown off and the cause of the loud noise was obvious.  One of the gutters still with some tiles attached had blown off the roof and landed on the roof of the outbuilding (belonging to the house round the corner) which abuts our dining room.

Gutter from dining room window

Gutter from dining room window

view from terrace

view from terrace

the recovered gutter in our lounge

the recovered gutter in our lounge, still with one tile attached

On Friday (yesterday) afternoon, where the tiles at the edge of the roof had been blown off, the roof started to leak.  The builder was called and he came by and saw the situation and promised to be here today.  The other pieces of gutter and the loose tiles have been removed; repairs have been made to the roofs with new tiles.  The gutters will take a few more days since they are made by people who are not local.

The other gutter brought down from the roof by the builder

The other gutter brought down from the roof by the builder

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