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The Seven Deadly Barn Sins
There are a number of things that can go wrong with your barn, when you’ve got the wrong barn. We call those things the Seven Deadly Barn Sins. The below list may be alarming. It may be frightening. But it’s probably the most important list of barn sins that you’ll ever read.
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A leaking roof is a real hassle. Unless you’re a handyman (or woman) or you feel like doling out cash for a contractor, dealing with a leaky roof is can be disheartening…especially if it begins leaking in more than one place. Sure, it goes without saying, but your barn should not have a leaky roof.
What’s worse than a leaky roof is a collapsed roof. A number of factors can contribute to the ultimate collapse of your barn roof. It’s important to prepare by getting a barn that will resist collapse.
What’s worse than a collapsed roof? When your entire structure begins to collapse. It can begin with a single pole or post. The strain on the structure will succumb. You end up with more work than what you began with.
Water damage typically comes with wooden construction. It is a side-effect of a leaky roof. It’s not always just the building that’s damaged, either. Sometimes it’s your precious storage Your barn should be dry inside!
A barn that’s susceptible to wind damage is a terrible pain. How do you know when your barn can withstand the weather?
Your barn shouldn’t be exactly like everybody else’s. Because you’re not everybody else. Don’t settle for the duplicate of your neighbor’s barn. What if you need more space than her? What if you want a different style? It’s important that you be able to customize your barn.
A derelict barn may seem rustic, quaint, even charming… but it’s actually a big heaping pile of rusty nails, sharp tin sheets, and swelling, splintery wood that’s bound to collapse any moment. It’s the result of neglect. Wooden barns require a lot of maintenance, after all.