This is a special issue to give you the update on the barn roof timely. There is more news to tell which will come in the next issue.
Since the last update and the help of ISCOWP members, we were able to begin the rebuilding of the barn roof. However, we found more structural damage then we thought existed which increased the cost. Please read the first article on the barn roof and please help us finish rebuilding the roof!
May begins the first influx of guests to ISCOWP. Years ago we had thought how nice it would be to have people visit us and see the cows in their natural surroundings then for us to travel all over the country with the oxen. Now that is happening.
(Irene M. Dove)
ISCOWP Co-Managing Director
The Barn Roof is Almost Done, But We Need Your Help to Finish It!
Thank you so much for your help in rebuilding the old barn roof!
Due to your help, the roof rebuilding began. We ran into more structural damage than we anticipated. Once we took off the old tin we could see it. The rafters had sunk weakening the purlins (the wood going horizontal to the rafters). Much of the purlins had become bent and cracked which made the platform to lay the metal roofing upon not level and unstable.
To correct the problem we first thought of leveling the roof by jacking up the rafters from underneath the roof, but due to the weight of the roof it was not possible. The solution was to cut square blocks, (2″ thick, by 8 inches wide, by 18 inches long) and nail them to the rafters at varied heights to level the roof platform and then nail the purlins to the blocks. The metal roofing then had a level platform on which to be laid.
This meant added expense to what was estimated. Please help us meet this additional expense and send what you can so we can finish rebuilding the roof right away!
You can read more about the rebuilding of the old barn roof, how you can help and our gifts to you at our website. Remember, a gift of a $1000 gives special treats to the ISCOWP herd of 20 with prayers for the well being of you and your family and a picture of the event! Thank you in advance for whatever help you can give.
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