Sometimes it isn’t something you WANT to do…..sometimes you just HAVE to do it.
Off of our dining room, is a little bonus room that was added as an extra family area in the somewhat distant past. When we were moving in, there were problems during the inspection with the leaky areas around the sky lights. Money was spent to correct these-supposedly- but after our warranty ran out and these were still leaky, we tried drastic measures to get it to stop.
“DANG SKYLIGHTS!” was an often heard exclamation around our house, any time it rained.
And then the sheetrock from the ceiling began to crack and fall.
This is the year we get RID of the sky lights – they were never installed right in the first place, and we really don’t want them. At the same time, we are replacing the roof. It’s going to be red metal! And I’m excited about it…our cottage will look much MORE like a cottage in the woods by the time we are done, and for those of you who said “oh, it will be too noisy when it rains!” Never fear – We are hearty stock! We lived in a single wide mobile home for the first 10 years of our marriage, and by the time we got a “real” house, I really MISSED hearing the rain on the roof!
Having a metal roof will also help tree debris from STAYING on the roof…my mom and step dad live up in Idaho and their house has a metal roof also, helping to rid roof of the copious amounts of snow they receive during the snow season. We don’t get THAT much snow, but knowing it is not sitting up there soaking in to anything or creating extra weight where it doesn’t need to be is another bonus.
While I was gone to NY & CT, DH and Jeff started to do the demolition of the old ceiling inside, and boy, am I glad they did. This picture has way too much backlighting from the back yard to see well, but the demolition is in progress!
The plywood will ALL have to be replaced…and the insulation was BLACK with mold. BAD SKYLIGHTS! BAD! I’m so glad to see them GOING AWAY!
The work on this should be started in the next week or two. There will be a lot of pounding and hammering and nailing and hanging more sheetrock…..I am looking forward to the next time we get a rain storm, and I don’t have to worry about placing buckets strategically around this room!
The thing that makes me maddest? That company that did the orignal fixing – they never removed the sheetrock from the ceiling to find out just WHERE the leaking was coming from. They assumed it was all fixable from the roof side….but they never really investigated just where it was coming from and where, and so none of the repairs they made did ANYTHING.
This room is usually DH’s office and indoor bike trainer riding room. Needless to say, all THAT stuff is now pulled out and is clogging the living room, the dining room, and some of it has been moved down to the basement. I’d like to get it all back where it goes, and soon!