Wednesday, 30 January 2013

How to cure a damp roof

So when I say how to cure a damp roof, I actually mean rip the old roof out and start again. When we moved into the house it didn't look to bad, but this was the appearance of plasterboard and a lick of paint. Once the old plaster board was ripped down we uncovered not just damp but soaked wooden ceiling boards. This hopefully is the rest of the reason for the damp smell throughout the house. 

After seeing just how much water was coming through the roof, and seeing how the roof was 'botched' together the only decision was to replace the whole roof. Now to start removing all the rotten wooden beams and replacing with fresh beams and a watertight roof.
Leaking ceiling

Damp wet moldy ceiling

Rotten wet roof