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BeckyG

03:50AM | 01/01/05
Member Since: 09/11/02
13 lifetime posts
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After the last huge snowstorm our carport collapsed on top of hubby's car. Now the snow is gone but how would we get the car out?

The carport collapsed in a "V" shape with the V's point between the car and the house so only one side of the car is under the carport and one side of the V is sticking up over the car. But it seems to be pressing down pretty hard on the car on that side.

Surely this has happened to someone else!

Jim D

11:01AM | 01/01/05
Member Since: 01/06/01
342 lifetime posts
BeckyG - hi, I've never had this happen to me but it seems to be similar to any other partial roof collapse. You'll need to find a way to get under the collapsed roof portion and get that portion raised off the car, then some bracing to hold it up.

Whether you can do this yourself or not may be based on what the carport roof was made out of, and how it was attached to your house (if at all). If you're looking at sheet metal-type roofing, you may just need to get some 2x4s in there to push the roofing up and away from the car. As you get the roofing raised, you'd probably want some pieces of plywood between the 2x4s and the roofing to help hold the roofing up. I don't know if you'd need any type of jacks to help raise the roofing or hold it up.

If the roofing is more substantial, e.g., plywood sheathing and shingles, the only way you may get the collapsed roof portion raised is via jacks (because of the weight). You may have to call in a construction contractor as the types of jacks needed may be well beyond what you can rent at the big box stores or local rental centers.

Good luck on extracting the car and I hope this was helpful in some small way. Happy New Year! Jim D/West Point, VA

Piffin

05:00PM | 01/09/05
Member Since: 11/06/02
1281 lifetime posts
have you thought about calling your insurance company?

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