Jan 12, 2013

Disaster

 We woke up Friday with this in our kitchen ceiling.  Seems the snow on the roof of our upstair porch had caused it to leak and it came in here.   We called our insurance and put buckets under this all day and night.  Bob went up on the porch and shoveled off all the remaining snow and ice.

 This is what happened at 6AM this morning!  
What a mess and we were not happy with what we saw construction wise in the ceiling even when you take into account this house was built in 1929.  So  this may turn out to be a huge project!
Why did this not happen BEFORE we redid this kitchen a few months back?

13 comments:

Susan Turney said...

Oh, no. This looks like there's going to be a mess for quite some time. What a pain.

WoolenSails said...

That is a shame and I hope you can get it fixed without messing up your beautiful new kitchen, anymore than it has. We had our roof replaced this year, that was one of our fears and it was time.

Debbie

Exuberant Color said...

What a nightmare! Unfortunately there were shortcuts in construction in lots of houses. I hope you find a good and fairly painless fix for this.

Knatolee said...

Oh no Barb!!!!! What a drag. It's funny you posted about this, because my friend Eugene was just explaining to me why everyone shovels their roofs around here (ours is metal and the snow slides off.) He has a friend whose ceiling collapsed like this last week.

I feel for you and it really sucks that this happened AFTER renos. :(((

Rian said...

Oh, NOOOO! How awful. Damn snow, who invented that stuff anyway.

Good luck, hope you get it fixed without hassle.

Debra Spincic said...

My thoughts exactly!

Libby Fife said...

Oh my goodness! I don't even know where to start. Snow can be so destructive. I hope that everything can be fixed and cleared up pronto!

Beverly said...

My first thought was about your beautifully redone kitchen- why couldn't this have happened last winter, indeed? I hope you are able to get it resolved soon, and I hope there are no more issues from all that snow!

Loris said...

oh man...so sorry this happened. I hope the fix comes easier than hoped. Hang in there.

Terri Stegmiller said...

Oh ugh!!! So sorry for your mess.

Minta Gatlin said...

The leak in the roof must have been due to ice dams. It's important to check your home regularly during winter to curb the damage it might cause. Attics with poor ventilation are what's usually vulnerable to this mess.
Minta Gatlin @ IntegrityRoofingTN.com

Julio Wells said...

More than just shoveling the snow in your roof, it's necessary to check on the bits and pieces of ice accumulated on the edge of your roof. That could result into water flowing which lead to rotten roofs and destroyed insulation and ruined gutters.

Julio Wells @AderholdRoofing.com

Lino Kosters said...

It’s too bad you weren’t able to fix it in time with the kitchen remodel a while back. Still, you couldn’t have known since the leaks only happened because the snow has started melting. At least you were able to do something about it before it collapsed completely.

Lino

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