Cleary Building Corp.Substandard building design & construction

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Before buying a Cleary building do your homework. Our metal building was less than 90 days old when the wind blew off half the roof. Cleary immediately stated that they only insure the building up to 90 miles per hour and this windstorm was an act of God in excess of 90 miles and we needed to submit the claim to our insurance company. We submitted a claim to our insurance company and they hired an engineer. Cleary's building design was not engineered to stand up to even 90 miles per hour and was not constructed to withstand the proper snow load for the area it was constructed. They used poor construction - did not use hurricane clips or strapping which would have helped prevent the wind from taking the roof. This has cost us time & money not to mention having to file an insurance claim against our insurance company. Not only do we have to repair the roof but we need to do additional work to the building to make it structurally sound to withstand wind and snowloads. We expected better from a company like Cleary. I would not recommend a Cleary Building to anyone!


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    Shamrock of Shame Jan 12, 2012
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    Tim Johnson, sorry but we were not offered the difference between standard design product and higher windload/rated building. Never even had the conversation with the local salesperson. It certaintly was not recommended to us or we would have purchased the higher standard building if it had been brought to our attention and we had had the opportunity to review the differences between the two. We would have never decided against a recommended product unless it was not brought up to us in conversation and instead you buried this fact in the fine print of the contract. Now that Cleary building brings this standard design product issue up, it further reinforces my recommendation to potential buyers that it is a buyer beware world and you should do your homework and ask questions - don't just rely on your salesperson. Hire an engineer to look over the building plans to insure that the building that Cleary has designed and sold you meets your local area for wind speed and snow load. Ask them about this standard design vs higher windload/rated building issue as Tim Johnson brings up. Question everything and get second opinions!

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    Cleary Building Corp. Jan 12, 2012

    The Client made the choice to buy a standard design product instead of higher windload/rated building. We have built over 86, 000 buildings and have not had a building failure when the Client purchases the recommended product. Tim Johnson – General Manager of Operations, Cleary Building Corp.

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