A-Frame House Survives Tornado

Parts of Iowa were ravaged by tornadoes last week that killed 5 people and destroyed about 400 homes. But one of the homes in Parkersburg, IA managed to withstand the 200mph winds and it’s owners are attributing it’s A-Frame construction to saving their home.

“We assume (the storm) couldn’t get any purchase. It couldn’t get any lift,” said Bob Nemeyer, who works at Waterloo’s Grout Museum.
The stringers, essentially the roof studs, are also closer together than standard roofs, he said.

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Timothy Dahl

Timothy Dahl

Founder/EIC at Charles & Hudson
Timothy’s background includes stints at This Old House, ELLE DECOR, Metropolitan Home and Woman’s Day. His work has been published on Wired Design, Bob Vila, DIY Network, The Family Handyman and Popular Mechanics and he has been featured on the Martha Stewart radio show and as a speaker at the ALT Design Summit, K/BIS and the National Hardware Show.
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