This is a beautiful, 1880’s home in the Stryker area. If you look closely, you’ll see a little square area of the roof where the chimney is located. This portion of the roof has no pitch and was cracked and leaking into the upstairs hallway. I climbed through the attic on a tiny, homemade wooden ladder (quite a trip). Believe me, it was not spacious. The roof itself was only bout 12′ x 12′, so not much room to maneuver. I was able to apply a good coat of fibered roof tar to solve the leaking issue.
As a result of the leak, there was a large area of plaster in the upstairs hallway that was stained and cracking. I chipped away any loose areas, installed some new drywall, and applied joint compound. After repeating the sanding and application process three times, the ceiling was ready for a coat of primer and paint. I used oil-based primer because it is more effective at hiding water stains.
The customer was extremely pleased with the work!