The roof over the large family room is a flat roof and has tar paper over it with box gutters. The box gutters should be removed and replaced with regular gutters and the whole roof needs to be taken off and replace with a roof that is sloped. As of right now water is pooling in the middle and in the past the tar paper has lifted due to high winds. It has been tacked down but has already caused damage in the ceiling of the room below.
The second roof issue has to do with the room to the left when facing the house. When my client purchased the property the previous owner who was an investor and a real estate agent did some renovation. However, the renovation work was not up to par. The limbs from the trees had damaged to roof shingles. They were replaced however; water had penetrated the structural ceiling beams. They covered it up by installing two layers of 5/8â€ drywall to â€œstopâ€ the leaking. Of course this did not work and the ceiling has collapsed in that area. One of the 2 x12â€™s in the ceiling is completely rotten and needs to be replaced. Another one may need to be â€œsister joisted.â€ A structural engineer would have to investigate.
The third area of the roof is along the soffit on the right side of house and is visible from the master bedroom upstairs. The tongue and groove soffit has blow away due to the high winds we had in the late fall. It seems as they are all still there but they need to be re-installed.