But, when the first Summer rolled around in our new house, I realized I had overlooked something immense.
I had a feeling that it would be good to finally live in a home with no risk of tree destruction. In 2 of the locales I have lived in the course of our life, falling tree trunks while in thunderstorms caused extreme roof destruction to the building. One of those instances occurred while in a tropical storm and I was uneasy I would have a mildew ridden attic from the rain pouring down through the hole in the roof. As lucky as I was to only need brand new shingles and had only minimal water destruction, it was a stressful situation with a lasting impact on our mental health. You can’t control this all of the time, although I set out to try to only live in houses where I could avoid problems with falling tree debris. Therefore the moment that I found this home that had easily no tree coverage, I was ecstatic to say the least. I figured I had finally ended our search for the perfect condo for the dangerous storm season here in the southeast. But, when the first Summer rolled around in our new house, I realized I had overlooked something immense. During the times living in homes with lots of shade, I took for granted how much it affected our energy expenses for the good. Once that shade was removed, I had an outrageous electric bill from increased cooling system use. With the sunlight coming down hard on my roof all morning, it made the home warmer and thus harder to keep cool even under the most ideal circumstances with the strongest cooling system currency can buy. Maybe I should have appreciated our shade when I still had it, but now I can’t get it back.