|Depressing...and GAH!!!! Like I have TIME to deal with leaky roofs?|
Well guess what?
Not us, that's for sure.
Anyway, we had a neighbor/contractor come over and they cut out the section of the ceiling that was damaged, and they say that some of the wood beams and the plywood has to be replaced which (BY THE EFFING WAY) needs to be done from the TOP,* so some of the roof is going to have to be replaced as well.
Oh the joys of living in an older house**
* That's what she said (for you G)
** Circa 1948...but really, the living room with the leaky roof is an addition made by the previous owner circa 1979...and also in the interest of full disclosure, we re-did the roof (which showed signs of leakage) when we bought and remodeled the house in 2000. The original roof on the addition was flat (which caused me to consider it the cause of the aforementioned water leakage damage), so when we remodeled the house in 2000, we added some pitch to the roof precisely so that rain would flow OFF the roof and not sit on the FLAT roof and eventually leak INTO the house...and it all worked out really well until we installed the solar water heater for the pool, which apparently caused water to sit ON the roof and not flow OFF the roof. Thusly, water leaked INTO the house. So THAT worked out really well...