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Oiii House Repairs plague

My parent’s house is getting ohhhh so old…I walked into the garage last night and looked up at the ceiling and *gasp* water spots!

With a brand new roof and new skylights put in this last Spring, I got freak-me-out  nervous at this discovery. So I put in a call to our roofer – you gotta know there have been previous problems with our roof when you are on a first name basis with your roofer – LOL.

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He was very kind and popped over today to check out the problem (he works Sundays too!!) but he couldn’t find anything wrong – EXCEPT we didn’t get the inside of the skylights areas “sealed” — oops forgot — the new windows were a different size than the old, so there are gaps….and it appears to be a condensation problem going on up there. The hot air is getting into where it shouldn’t and there is condensing all the way from the kitchen to adjoining garage. We were able to peek through a crack and sure enough there are tons of water droplets hanging off the metal –oopsie! LOL

So he’s referred us to a company that some of his customers have used with good results and a fellow is coming over on Tues to give us an estimate to put in a vapor barrier, dry wall, etc…Wow being a house owner sure is expensive with repairs. We are hoping this will solve the condensation problem. *crossing fingers, toes and eyes*

 

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Office cat Chee Chee napping – I think she has finally caught on that Emily is not around anymore as she has stopped looking for her and still continues to be more affectionate than usual. Poor CheeChee.

Hope you all had a great weekend!!

Hugs,

jan

2 responses

  1. mikey2ct

    Doesn’t the contractor who put in the windows last year have some responsibility in this situation? Isn’t there a consumer agencyyou can consult?

    December 2, 2013 at 11:01 am

    • Hi! When we had the skylights put in, the installer said he was only doing the external (roof, skylight base etc) but nothing internal. So we were supposed to hire someone to seal the inside of the area where the skylights sit on…not sure what it is called but apparantly drywallers do this sort of stuff.

      We had someone come in the summer to look at it but he never came back to do the job and we just let it go.

      Here in Ontario Canada stuff like this isn’t regulated – the only course people have is to report to the Better Business Bureau or take them to court but since it wasn’t in the contract that he had to do the inside, we are on our own to find someone to put in the drywall, vapour barrier etc…Don’t u just love the laws here??? lol

      I just hope that solves the issue. 🙂

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      December 2, 2013 at 11:56 am

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