Oh Ice DAM(IT)

We really aren’t trying to be bad bloggers leaving you hanging without any posts! Truth is we have had our hands full with an uninvited guest. Somehow, someway melting snow on our roof is making its way down an interior wall and right into to our living room. Initially it really wasn’t a huge concern until we noticed that our hardwood floors were starting to buckle. After some thorough research, dangerous maintenance and working with our insurance adjuster we were glad to stop the leak and find that our insurance would cover any damages.

After ripping out some drywall and a rooftop investigation we have concluded that the leak has been an off / on one that has gone unnoticed for some time. The only reason we ended up with so much (enough to pool on our floor) is because of all the snow we have been having.
And the more we look at it the more we continue to question the design / build of the placement of the furnace vent.

It has also managed to seep into the portion of our basement that is actually finished and warp trim and mouldings as well as bubble parts of the paint....

Our dining room as of today:
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Our dining room/living room floors:
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Our poor ladder will have to stay put until Spring with the crazy amount of snow that we have had just this week!
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A temporary hole in the gutter to avoid any further ice build up.
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The good news? We enough extra flooring to replace the damaged section. The bad news? It won't be done until spring is officially here to avoid any further damage. So it looks like we will have to sit and be patient for now.

And thanks for your patience, and wish us luck that we have it under control!