06:00AM | 01/25/07
Member Since: 01/24/07
1 lifetime posts
The rest of the attic looks pretty dry but right next to the chimney there is water damage. It is starting to extend into the second floor. I have a 105 year-old house that is very tired but structurally sound. I have done nothing in it for the last 15 years. I have finally begun to do each room at a time. I thought the small room was a good place to start. However, now I see the water damage that starts in the attic. I have no idea what to do or how to fix it myself. Money is a huge issue! I don't even know where to start. I can take some pictures tonight. This is my fisrt blog of any kind!



02:11PM | 01/27/07
Member Since: 01/26/07
3 lifetime posts
probably need to have a professional roofer look at it. sounds like the flashing inserts that keep the water from running down the chimney, could be damaged, holes in them, or just a bad flashing job in general. this is important to fix soon. water damage will ensue to ceiling, and or walls. there are cheap fixes(roofing cement), but it is usually a matter of having a proper flashing job done to properly fix it.

water is getting in through something it shouldnt be. you can patch it, or fix it for good. they will prob have to pull up some of the shingles to get a good look at it and to fix it. or they will just glob a bunch of roofing cement over the top of the shingles and up onto the chimney.

If a roofer doesnt detect any leaks on his part, check with a masonry contractor. could be cracking which allows water in and runs down to ceilings etc.
Click to reply button
Inspiration banner


Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply choose button


Post new button or Login button

To test the boundaries of small-footprint living, interior designer Jessica Helgerson moved her family to a 540-square-foo... Filling an underutilized area beneath the stairs is a smart way to save space. Doing so with a stash of wood, however, is ... The Audubon Society inspired wallpaper in this Adirondack-styled mudroom will get you in the outdoor mood. Grab your coat ... Chalkboard paint opens up endless possibilities for customizing your dresser time and time again. Use chalk to label the c... A fireplace in the bathroom creates the ultimate setting for relaxation. Homeowners often choose electric or gas over wood... This roomy boot tray made from punched metal stands up to all the elements. Station it in your mudroom or at your back doo... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... FLOR tiles are an affordable way to customize a carpeted floor covering for any space. Make anything from runners to wall-... Chalkboard paint features prominently in this elegant yet unpretentious headboard design. Add a new message daily to reflec... Salvaged boards in varying widths and colors make up the dramatic accent wall in this attic space. The high-gloss white of... The indecisive homeowner need not fret over choosing one (or even two) cabinet colors. The kitchen cabinets in this artist... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... First dress up your metal shelves with a coat of paint in an accent color that complements your kitchen decor. Then arrang... Dark wood shelving and a matching upholstered bench keep this closet sleek and refined. The large window brightens the sub...
Follow banner a
Newsletter icon Flipboard glossy Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss icon