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Old 10-29-2012, 11:14 PM   #1
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Check out what this hurricane did to my shop.

This is what I came home from work to see......



60 ft long 16.5 ft high including the 10 ft high x 16 ft industrial door . Notice how it ripped out my office? I was replacing the entire roof from an insurance claim from last Feb. You can see how far I got before this storm reeked havoc.

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Old 10-30-2012, 02:08 AM   #2
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Hopefully you had insurance.......

edit.....nadorp...reading my original post...I sound like a jerk....my appologies....I didn't want to sound that way....my first thoughts were that being that far inland, you should not have had that damage....but now that you posted that you were in the process of redoing the roof...makes sense....

But I'm still surprised that one wall came down. Did you have rebar in it?

Best wishes on getting it back together.

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Old 10-30-2012, 07:43 AM   #3
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Rotten timing----what a mess----are you out of business without that building?
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Old 10-30-2012, 08:54 AM   #4
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Only loss is the building. This is the second time this year wind damaged the building. I was in the process of replacing the entire roof structure when this happened.
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Old 10-30-2012, 09:02 AM   #5
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Sorry for your misfortune. But at least you weren't in the shop when this happened. Still sucks though. I live in the Eastern Panhandle of WV (Harpers Ferry). Other than a couple of inches of rain, we got nothing from Sandy. Didn't even lose power or satellite tv, though we fully expected to.
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That is too bad. (unfortunately, timing is everything...)
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If I read right you were replacing roof so equipment was covered or else where?
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Cost less to rebuild it this time, no over head.
Sorry man, when the chips are down you have to laugh or cry.
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If I read right you were replacing roof so equipment was covered or else where?
Covered as best as I can. The good stuff is stored elsewhere.

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Cost less to rebuild it this time, no over head.
Sorry man, when the chips are down you have to laugh or cry.
The crying is over. I'm just trying to stay positive about this. I needed that laugh! Thanks
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Oh wow, I would be just overwhelmed, I really hate that you have to go through this, sorry buddy, but at least your good big tools were spared.
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Old 10-30-2012, 10:27 AM   #11
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Was that left side at one time just an open car port type thing?
With the last storm damage, was the roof lifted off of the rafters or that beam?
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Was that left side at one time just an open car port type thing?
With the last storm damage, was the roof lifted off of the rafters or that beam?
No car port just a square building. It had a mansard all around. The last damage was done to the left side (block wall and mansard) so I decided to replace the entire top and get rid of the mansard.
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This is what it looked like a week or 2 ago.....



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So....basically, the front part of the roof acted like a sail and pulled the wall down? And without ties your roof rafters...nothing to hold that wall?
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" no over head." So its not true what they say about Ohio being round on both ends and high in the middle? Ohio? Dang, that is a storm.

Francois claimed his roofs vertical sides gave it greater wind resistance, I guess you showed him. I never did like Mansards, aside from the flat top, all that extra room just meant more stuff crammed up there till the ceiling collapsed. I reckon you didn't get a chance to get to that point.

It is a shame man, that was nice lookin shop, at least you, yourself, came thru storm to be met by such a sight. Once you get all over the emotions, and take your time on that. Post a pic of new and improved shop. Hang in there, we're rootin for you.

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