When the wind decides to turn a barn into a chicken coop!

jyoutz

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That would be very much appreciated and I agree that 10' would be a good height from the floor to the underside of the trusses.
I got home early today and snapped some photos.
 

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fried1765

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Not sure how things work where you live, but here in New Jersey, unless you get a public adjuster, you will get ripped off. The insurance company isn’t working for you, they are working for themselves and trying to pay out as little as possible. I’ve have severe wind damage three times. And hired a public adjuster for them all. Even with the money they charge. You still make out way better. Just my 2¢ Best of luck

Rich
"public adjuster"........was .not needed at all in my case!
I had a major fire loss (years ago), and used only the USAA adjuster.
Great guy, .....very fair.....absolutely no issues!

Obviously though, every situation is different.
 

mcmxi

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I am confident that mine would also survive those conditions. He welded frame never creaks or moves.
One of the problems with the barn that collopsed is that the side facing the wind was a flat 15'x40' wall. I want a symmetric pitched roof to reduce the wind load.
 

mcmxi

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I got home early today and snapped some photos.
@jyoutz, thank you so much for all of those great photos. You have a fantastic barn there and it'd be a dream to have something as nice as that. I hope I can post some photos in the next year that show a structure as well built, functional and practical as what you have. Thanks again and much appreciated.
 

jyoutz

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@jyoutz, thank you so much for all of those great photos. You have a fantastic barn there and it'd be a dream to have something as nice as that. I hope I can post some photos in the next year that show a structure as well built, functional and practical as what you have. Thanks again and much appreciated.
You’re welcome. When I bought the place, I thought that the span distance between the trusses would be a problem. But 17 years later it has withstood high winds and 3+ feet of snow without any damage. I think the thick walled tubing and purlins provide the strength needed to withstand these events. I have been working inside with 60+ mph winds and have never heard the structure creak. Welding the structure together instead of bolting makes everything rigid.
 

fried1765

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I got home early today and snapped some photos.
Are those flourescent bulbs?
I just changed my 34 four footers, and 24 eight footers to LED.
Much lower cost to operate, and much longer life.
No need to replace fixtures, just rewire to bypass ballast.
 

jyoutz

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Are those flourescent bulbs?
I just changed my 20 four footers, and 24 eight footers to LED.
Much lower cost to operate, and much longer life.
No need to replace fixtures, just rewire to bypass ballast.
Yes they are. I’m going to look into doing that when my current box of bulbs is used up.
 

mcmxi

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A State Farm adjuster showed up this afternoon. He drove here from CO! He's estimating around $40k to replace the structure but I'll know in a few days how much they'll pay out. He did say that if a contractor comes back with a quote that's greater than the pay out, they'll cover the difference ... within reason.
 
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