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Old 10-30-2012, 10:29 AM   #16
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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?
I was about to get rid of the mansard on the front and then put the front rafters in. Didn't make it before the storm. I had it braced, but nothing was going to hold it up with this wind we had.

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Old 10-30-2012, 10:31 AM   #17
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Any chance you had a tornado? Or was it really just that windy?
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Old 10-30-2012, 12:20 PM   #18
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Sorry to hear your misfortune.

Tall block walls are somewhat subjective to this when there's roof, weight or tie at the top of the walls especially with the door jamb right there. I did something similar to my own shop about 7 years ago in winter. I did everything I possibly could before I tore the existing roof off, and had raised the walls 5 courses and had the roof back on within 2 weeks because I really didn't want to deal with something like this. Best of luck with the rebuild........
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Old 10-30-2012, 12:47 PM   #19
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Any chance you had a tornado? Or was it really just that windy?
Hurricane Sandy. Wind gusts around 60mph
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Old 10-30-2012, 02:09 PM   #20
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It will be interesting how the insurance company handles this claim.
I think I'd be concidering replacing the whole thing with a metal building.

The reason I asked if it was an open carport was the point dawg was leading up to.
There was a building built in a field next to me that was blown apart twice from storms coming off the bay, being funneled between two rows of trees.
It was built like garages on the two ends but an open carport in the middle with a roof just like you were trying to build. The building was 16' high but they closed in the back wall, so as the wind came in the carport it just lifted up the roof and the two ends collaped. All they had to do was leave the top of the wall open so the wind would blow through.
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Old 10-30-2012, 04:32 PM   #21
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Nature can be very humbling and quite seemingly unfair in the process. I am sorry for your loss. Good news is you were not hurt.

We on this site have not heard from many of our East Coast friends. I hope they are alright and the worst is they are facing temporary communications challenges and outages.

NYC really continues to get it as will those now in the path of the merged inland storm. The hurricane lost power but it is almost irrelevant with the two storms meshing and the Canadian cold front dropping temps within the combined storm. Add in remarkably high tides and you have a total mess. It looks like it is not going to move out of the way any time soon! And remember at 8-9 million or so people, the population of NYC is greater than the size of some Midwestern states!

It is grey, gloomy and the temp has dropped here. People are being warned to stay off of Lake Michigan and near where I live waves are expected to reach 27' high later and tomorrow. It may force evacuation of some residents near the lake and closing of LakeShore Drive. And we are just getting the influence of the far West of the storm fronts so it is ripple effect from the East. It is not hovering over us! This Frankenstorm is packing alot of energy!

One thing that will come out of all this is scientific and engineering examination of what caused buildings to fail and adjustments to building codes to make things better and, to the extent possible, more adapted. The problem is it takes practice 10 or more years to catch up to the research.

Meanwhile, I am pleased that most people seemed to have taken this storm seriously or things could be a lot worse.

I am not sure what prompted the captain of a tallship replica to take her and a crew out to sea thinking to escape the reach of the storm. I have been in situations though, in nasty storms, where it is safer to be at sea in deep water than stuck in a Bay or harbor or near rocky shores and shallow water. Sorry to hear she and two crew members were lost. Yet again, I am reminded of what Coast Guard search and rescue pulls off on a regular basis and under impossible circumstances.
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Old 10-30-2012, 04:55 PM   #22
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Nature can be very humbling and quite seemingly unfair in the process. I am sorry for your loss. Good news is you were not hurt.

We on this site have not heard from many of our East Coast friends. I hope they are alright and the worst is they are facing temporary communications challenges and outages.

NYC really continues to get it as will those now in the path of the merged inland storm. The hurricane lost power but it is almost irrelevant with the two storms meshing and the Canadian cold front dropping temps within the combined storm. Add in remarkably high tides and you have a total mess. It looks like it is not going to move out of the way any time soon! And remember at 8-9 million or so people, the population of NYC is greater than the size of some Midwestern states!

It is grey, gloomy and the temp has dropped here. People are being warned to stay off of Lake Michigan and near where I live waves are expected to reach 27' high later and tomorrow. It may force evacuation of some residents near the lake and closing of LakeShore Drive. And we are just getting the influence of the far West of the storm fronts so it is ripple effect from the East. It is not hovering over us! This Frankenstorm is packing alot of energy!

One thing that will come out of all this is scientific and engineering examination of what caused buildings to fail and adjustments to building codes to make things better and, to the extent possible, more adapted. The problem is it takes practice 10 or more years to catch up to the research.

Meanwhile, I am pleased that most people seemed to have taken this storm seriously or things could be a lot worse.

I am not sure what prompted the captain of a tallship replica to take her and a crew out to sea thinking to escape the reach of the storm. I have been in situations though, in nasty storms, where it is safer to be at sea in deep water than stuck in a Bay or harbor or near rocky shores and shallow water. Sorry to hear she and two crew members were lost. Yet again, I am reminded of what Coast Guard search and rescue pulls off on a regular basis and under impossible circumstances.

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Old 10-30-2012, 05:13 PM   #23
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Nothing constructive to say...but all material things can be replaced. Sandy will be remembered like Irene and Andrew, all natural disasters. It's fortunate that your devestation didn't include life or limb.

Good luck on the rebuild.
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Old 10-30-2012, 07:56 PM   #24
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Insurance co. told me to go ahead and put in another claim. So we'll see how that goes. I hope this check doesn't take 6 months to get like the last one did.
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Insurance co. told me to go ahead and put in another claim. So we'll see how that goes. I hope this check doesn't take 6 months to get like the last one did.
You'll be lucky, if your insurance company pays again for your roof replacement, since they paid earlier and you were just getting around to putting on the new roof.

You may be out the cost of the roof...minus what you haven't spent from the earlier claim.
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You'll be lucky, if your insurance company pays again for your roof replacement, since they paid earlier and you were just getting around to putting on the new roof.

You may be out the cost of the roof...minus what you haven't spent from the earlier claim.
They are honoring my claim. The last claim was for the roof this claim is for the front wall. As far as "getting around to putting on the new roof." They took 6 months to get me a check. Then I had to send that check to my mortgage bank and wait for them to send me "some" of the money to start the project. They still have $9000. I took 2 weeks vacation at the start of the project and removed the entire roof structure. It took all 2 weeks doing this all by myself. I just started rebuilding when this happened. I also would like to mention that it has rained maybe 20 of the 31 days in October. Including the last 8 days straight. I have waisted no time trying to get this project completed.
Another point I would like to make is, this building is 2400 sq ft (60X40) and the front wall is 60X16.5.

Thank you all for the kind words and support!
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Sorry to hear and see about your misfortunes, good luck with the rebuilding!
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Happy to hear that the ins co is honoring your claim. Good luck...post images when your done.

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Old 11-05-2012, 09:15 PM   #29
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OMG, Hurricane Sandy was such a disaster. Hope you get to rebuild your place in no time!
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Well I just got a big fat check today! Let the rebuilding begin

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