Updated: Feb 11, 2020
Being a barn lover and also a barn owner can be a double edge sword. In our case, our barn was falling apart before our eyes. With a failed attempt to acquire a grant to help us and estimates ranging from $60,000 - $80,000. Well....lets just say throwing in the towel was an option.
We began to look at the bare necessities to save the barn. The facts? The west side was off the foundation, the east side was barley hanging on. Several holes in the roof, rotten wood, sagging. We knew we needed to start with keeping the weather out. New roof? Well, good idea. But before that, it needs rotten wood replaced and needs to be straightened. To do that it needs foundation work. So with a 30,000 budget and an experienced barn reno crew, it began. Saving the barn.
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