The Project Begins...(pic heavy) update: new pics

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Buster, Feb 28, 2008.

  1. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    Well, the crew is coming to tear out the carpeting, ceiling and walls today in my sunroom. I had a leak in a poorly designed roof to an addition to my house. It was here when I bought the place. So insurance will cover the water damage, but I have to pay for the roof to be re-designed and built, so any input will be appreciated on what I can do. I will keep this thread updated with pics as the project continues.







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  2. Wow! Congrats on a new roof! [​IMG]
  3. Dixiedoodle

    Dixiedoodle Songster

    Apr 14, 2007
    I worked with an elderly lady who had a greenhouse attached in this same way! Every time it rained the roof leaked like crazy. I called a crew out to gutter the main house so that the water coming off the main roof was directed away from the greenhouse/sunroom. Then the glass roofing panels were all resealed and she never had another problem.

    I would have gutters installed, have that sunroom roof removed and insulate the main roof better and the new roof really well. It looks like a metal roof and if that is the case you may need to caulk/seal each seam and nail/screw hole. Good luck. Dixie
  4. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Lots like the same nimrods that did mine did yours.

    We had 2 huge windows and a skylight which leaked like a sieve.

    It caused the whole ceiling to fall in back in 02 and insurance paid for it. We had carpenters ants galore, and hornets too. blech

    The skylight was so well put in that it wasn't bolted in or anything, just ducttaped in.
  5. SweetLilRachy00

    SweetLilRachy00 Songster

    Oct 30, 2007
    Simpsonville, SC
    GOOD LUCK! I hope it gets it all fixed up and nice and warm!
  6. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    Ok, the crew was here today and they tore out the ceiling and paneling. They say they won't need to tear out the carpet. They have fans and de-humidifiers set up now.


  7. miss_thenorth

    miss_thenorth Songster

    Dec 28, 2007
    SW Ont, Canada
    JMO, but I'd say that carpet HAS to come out!!! It will STINK!
  8. HenHappy

    HenHappy Songster

    Feb 16, 2007
    on my way to you....
    I'm sure you are going to love it when it's all fixed up!!! How it going to be a Chicken room??? Brooding room? Incubating room??? huh, huh, ...
  9. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    The floor will be wet and the padding under that carpet. Tear it out now while insurance is paying for it or tear it out later and have to pay for the floor and flooring yourself. I bet it will start to stink when warm weather comes.
  10. DrakeMaiden

    DrakeMaiden Overrun with Drakes

    Jun 8, 2007
    Kitsap County, WA
    I agree -- take the carpet out. Carpets collect nasty stuff under them that a vacuum cleaner can't suck up and then if it gets wet it'll be really really gross. At the very least take it up, clean both the carpet and the subfloor and then re-install it with new padding. At that point though, you might as well get a new carpet.
    Last edited: Feb 28, 2008

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