Tuesday, May 13, 2008

When it Rains it Pours.....in My Dining Room...OH S#%@!!!!

As you may have noticed from my previous post, we're getting a new roof. Well, the weather hasn't exactly been real cooperative lately. We seem to have had more rain days then sunshine lately.

When you're trying to replace your roof, and it keeps raining, well that can cause a few problems.

After a short mother's day weekend with the inlaws, we returned on Sunday to find it raining, in not one, but TWO rooms of the house.

The dining room, which yes, is on the first floor, got it the worst. Water poured in through the cracks in the plaster and drained out of the box beams onto the oak hardwood floors. Both ceiling and floors are screwed.

It also rained in the top floor of our second story sunporch. We had partially finished that room with new drywall but hadn't yet painted the walls because we wanted to do the floors first. I guess, it's a good thing we waited. Because now we need to re-do the ceiling.....again.

Here's a shot of the dining room ceiling with water stains and cracked plaster:

Dining room floor aftermath...notice the warped floorboards:

Sunporch ceiling water stains on drywall:

Our contractor feels terrible. I understand. I would too. It wasn't his fault. It was the roofing contractors fault. Luckily, they've offered to pay for all the repairs. Depending on what the final cost is, they may turn it over to their insurance company.

It could have been worse. I'm over it. And that's why, boys and girls, it pays to make sure your contractor has insurance.

On a positive note, all of the plants we stored in the sunporch over the winter didn't need watering when we got back.

Now playing: Starsailor - Good Souls


carmen said...

omg. i can't believe this happened. and you have such a good attitude. good luck for your plants though.