So here is my issue. We bought our first house this past Sept. We had of course the inspection done and we were aware of a roof leak. We asked the previous owners to fix it and it was in our contract. Supposedly they had it fixed. They were not there the time it was fixed but just hired the guy who did the addition (where our room is and where the leak was) to do it for them. Now, we knew that there was a bit of water damage at the top from the leak and we were prepared to fix the sheet rock. Well, the roof was leaking even worse and its not the first time it did it. We finally took the sheet rock off only to expose panneling. I guess the previous owners put sheet rock over top. They are not the ones who did the addition. This house has only had 3 owners-we are the third.
Upon taking the paneling off, we found severe water damage to the entire wall including the framing and mold everywhere. They didn't even put plywood behind the wall (in between the siding and framing). I can literally push out separate pieces of the siding and see outside. We had bugs, ants, grass growing inside the wall, insulation completely damaged, water damage to the bottom portion of the frame work and water damage behind the siding! WTF???
we have our insurance guy coming to take a look but I wonder if there is something else we can do here. The roof WAS NOT FIXED!!!
Answer by LittleBirdFly at 8:59 PM on Jun. 13, 2011
Answer by dullscissors at 9:02 PM on Jun. 13, 2011
Answer by twinsplus2more at 10:57 PM on Jun. 13, 2011
Answer by lovingmy4babies at 10:35 AM on Jun. 14, 2011