Weeks 19-25 The Moisture Saga

26 03 2012

It’s been one month since the last post, which was spent trying to determine the cause of the moisture problem in our new vaulted ceiling.  After the roofing company repaired the top section of water damaged plywood and felt, our architect suggested doing a condensation test before closing up the ceiling with drywall.  The architect had the contractor cover the open ceiling with plastic and said to watch if any moisture forms.

Well guess what, by the next afternoon the top side of the plastic facing the ceiling was dewy and even a few water droplets had formed and dripped onto the plastic.  It was like a sauna in each joist bay in the peak of the vaulted ceiling and this went on for a few days.  Science Experiment 1 ends, but we clearly still had a moisture problem.   Read the rest of this entry »


Week 18 – Fiddling with the Roof

24 02 2012

The roof/ceiling moisture saga continues.  The roofer came and removed a 2′ section along each side of the center ridge over the vaulted ceiling in the bedroom only.  The roof over the rest of the addition is fine, that’s why we suspect this might be a condensation issue.  Now we have to sit and wait for the wood to dry out, and then the roofer will replace everything.

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Once the roof moisture issue gets resolved (hope they can figure it out), then there’s only painting, wood floors, and bathroom fixtures to install.  Also waiting for a landscaping bid for the backyard.  Separately I’m getting estimates for gas logs and chimney relining, gutters, drainage, walkways, a new garage door and a new front door. It seems never ending for such a small house.