Roofs? Rooves? Pretty sure it's the former but either way I have two of them. One on top of the other, and I need help. And I ramble so please bear with me.
So, a couple of weekends ago we had some storming and a leak in our bedroom. I cut down one mystery tile to investigate. Well, ta-da, they are styrofoam that has been painted! Anyway, I found chewed up insulation, lots of mouse droppings, and significant signs of water damage on the tile itself. So I thought, we wanted to fix this stupid ceiling anyway so I'll just tear it down. (Yes I wore gloves, mask, goggles, protective clothing, etc.) Well in that process I discovered the material making up our mystery walls! It's wood paneling with thirty layers of paint! At this point I say, you know we want to remodel but we've been flailing around about when and where to start, so screw it lets just start here. Demo begins.
Of course we realize the futility of repairing the inside without repairing the outside so I did call a roofer. He comes out, tells me it will last a bit longer if I do just this, this, and this and shows me how to do. Says that may not stop the leak though and if it doesn't I should think about a new roof. He gives me a fair, respectable price and goes on his way. The ceiling and insulation was halfway down in the bedroom at that point and I did have him come inside to look but he didn't say much about it. Also couldn't see much to be fair.
Now that the whole ceiling is down we have made a startling realization, which is one we suspected all along, there is a fairly flat roof built directly over our bedroom with a roof built about a foot over the top of that which slopes more appropriately (not sure of the run though, sorry).
I've included a ton of pictures.
#1-4 is the outside of the side of the house. Now that I am posting I realize I should have got some of the back too. I can get more if needed.
#5, those middle boards are what the tile system was stapled too. I am removing those because it was obvious they were not involved in the support system in any way.
#6-11 various spots of water damage, craziness of people cutting through boards they shouldn't have for pipes, weird connections between additions, etc
#12 just for funsies this is our awesome electrical work! (Updated electrical my butt)
#13 one of the corners full of muddobber nests, and yes you can see daylight through this corner
So I know for sure I am calling the roofer back out to see what he says. This needs to be fixed for sure, but what I'm unsure of is how much does the roofer do? We would like to do as much ourselves as possible. My husband has experience roofing but we don't have the time, so we will pay the professional. The inside however, we have all the time in the world so I can do it. But I'm not super duper comfortable if we are talking the structural integrity of the house. I feel confident enough to fix wall framing, but ceiling and roof? Maybe not. Are these things the roof guys can fix or is this a second professional involved?
I guess I don't have just one question, I need lots of general all around advice. Where to start, what's most important, or someone want to hunt down the previous owner for me and slap them around a bit? Ya know, all of the above?
Oh man, please know one chide me for buying this house, I already feel bad enough.