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Charlottee M…, Real Estate Pro in San Antonio, TX

What's wrong with the ceiling? There is a piece of ply wood on the roof in the kitchen.

Asked by Charlottee Menchaca, San Antonio, TX Tue Mar 22, 2011

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i am the owner. i believe you have the wrong house. Ours is standing seam metal roof and has been professionally built since 2008. ???????
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jan 6, 2014
what property are you asking about because the only plywood on ceiling of 379 private road 4731 is the crown molding throughout the house with ceilings being Mediterranean finished drywall. To correct the acreage it is 10.040 (a combination of native and professionally designed). unless you have physically been to these homes take their info as well as zillow with a grain of salt. most of the info is skewed or misleading.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed May 15, 2013
Damage to the kitchen ceiling would typically be repaired with drywall, not plywood. The bigger question is what caused the damage. Usually damage to the ceiling is caused by water. The only way to find out is to remove the plywood and look up into the ceiling space. If this is a 2-story property, I would look to see if there was a bathroom above the kitchen. There could be a leak in the supply and/or drain lines in the bathroom causing water to come through the ceiling below. It is also possible that the grout and/or caulking in the shower surround has failed and water is getting into the wall and traveling down to the kitchen. Maybe there is no problem with the plumbing or the grout but the tub or sink overflowed. If there is no bathroom above the kitchen, I would look in the attic to see if water is getting in from an old roof. You best bet is to hire a home inspector to get to the root of the problem. It could be minor or could be major. Repairing the ceiling properly wont cost much... but what are you going to do to keep it from happening again?
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Mar 22, 2011
house wasn't for sale in 2011.
Flag Mon Jan 6, 2014
i am the owner of the house and do not have a clue where you're getting this info from, not to mention our house wasn't for sale in 2011 and under builders insurance. so, common sense would tell you even if there was a problem it would have been fixed. just an FYI there is no ceiling problem that we are aware of and can only think you are looking at the wrong house which is common on this type of site. it doesn't even have it located in the correct area.???? my advice talk to our realtor they are the most familiar with the house.
Flag Mon Jan 6, 2014
Hi Charlottee,
Maybe there was a plumbing leak from above and the plywood is a quick patch? Hard to determine without seeing it.
Good luck!

Laura Feghali
Prudential Connecticut Realty
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Mar 22, 2011
house not for sale in 2011. walk in attic.so believe these wonderful sites people are looking at and depending on for the correct info are "trulia" misleading. best bet would have been to call realtor when house was for sale.
Flag Mon Jan 6, 2014
Are you an agent? Then recommend tour the property determine all the what if's.

Roof do you mean ceiling? Roof is exterior surface of the home
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Mar 22, 2011
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