Help!! Need quick fix for roof...thunderstorm starting again

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by 2mnypets, Aug 9, 2007.

  1. 2mnypets

    2mnypets Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The coops sustained quite a bit of damage from the thunderstorm last night. Shingles and roofing paper were blown off as well as some of the sheets of wood that made up the roof. Winds were somewhere around 60-70 mph at least. Our tarps that we had strung over the enclosed runs (for sun shelter) are ripped to shreads and we are still under a thunderstorm warning and heat advisory until 7 pm tonight. Any suggestions on how to fix this til tomorrow when I can go buy some things to properly fix the problem?

    Also what is the best way now to dry the pressed wood floor boards. I need to remove the wet straw and have dry straw to put in its place, but will a fan be enough to dry the floor (if I can get the roof temporarily covered). The humidity is right around 92% right now so it will be a chore. Any suggestions would be great.
     
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  2. Newchickenmom&kids

    Newchickenmom&kids Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow! Sorry for the damage you got.....but I do wish it had dropped a little further south so we could have gotten some rain!

    I think it would be hard to dry things right now since humidity is so high ...but the fan should help alot! I wish I could help more....hope others have some suggestions for you! Good luck!
     
  3. 2mnypets

    2mnypets Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! My biggest fear with the floor being wet is any permanent damage that will cause weakness and or instability. Granted we have the floor framed well with support beams going in sections of 3, 2, 3 etc. across the entire frame, but I don't want someone getting hurt and falling through the floor later on down the road due to water damage that weakened the integrity of the floor. The humidity right now is my biggest battle next to the severe thunderstorm warning that we are still in. I need a quick fix while the rain holds out.
     
  4. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

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    More tarps for the roof, weighted down and a fan for the floor are all I can think of. All you can do is your best. It mainly just takes time and a weather change, to really help you.

    Try not to worry about the floor too much. The adhesives they use now are a lot better than they used to be. I think you'd be able to tell if there was a difference in how solid your floor feels, before it got bad enough to be a hazard.

    I hope you get a break in the weather, soon.
     

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