To JB...thanks for the info. My husband and I are not handy. We have to rely on professionals to help save our barn. Trouble is, we don't think we can afford to save it. Do you have any ideas about how much it would cost to do what you suggested? Also, do you know anyone that still does that kind of work?? and knows what they are doing. I would appreciate any contractors names that could help us, but not soak us!!Our barn leaks enough. WE also have a cupola on top of the barn, do you know where you can purchase one??