we thought we dodged a bullet when the kitchen ceiling didn't cave in from the water last week...
until it dried out and a big crack formed about 6 feet across it where it was bowed from the water.
Are you going to get an estimate for the damage?
hehehehe...uh huh....I estimate I will stand there in my kitchen with a trashbag while my hubby yanks our ceiling down and then spend 3 days cleaning up drywall dust while in installs the new one and probably hold the ladder while he paints it!
Well, wouldn't it be better to use your home owner's insurance, get an estimate and let professionals do it? Isn't it a bit more than just drywall and painting?
Well my husband has done drywall for years. We have completely gutted and redone whole rooms in our house. He has practically done whole houses in the past. We know exactly where and why the leak occurred and that is a matter of a loose flashing and ice damming outside, not anything structural. And we could see through the attic exactly where it came in and where it ran across the drywall. He has done ceilings in the past and he has done ceilings in our house. We don't like to turn things into the insurance if we don't have to. We actually had trouble getting insurance when we first bought the house because his ex-wife had turned a dozen minor things into theirs after he left the house. And we have a very low rate right now with a very good company.
While I would like him to consider a professional for the time factor, and the sake of hopefully matching the texture of the ceiling without having to do the whole thing...having a professional is ALSO a time thing because we both work fulltime with long commutes. I would have to take time off work to have it done.
So I don't know. I will ask him to consider it, but right now he has his hands full with a problem at work. And I do not want to add to the stress.