Long after it was needed, we were finally able to re-roof the house and this sunroom and have the 50 year old cedar tree that grew into the outside wall cut down. The tree threatened to break off in a windstorm and fall on to the new roof. Prior to the re-roof, water intruded into the ceiling, bulging the interior wood and filling the globe light fixtures, which caused the electic connections to severely "arc" when the lights were switched on. We have duct tape over the light switch to remind us not to turn it on. There is no window in the back door, which is made of on sheet of plywood and is so waterlogged it is difficult to close. Underneath the exterior door, there is a large gaping hole where the flooring and joists have broken away completely. We have to take a giant step over it to go in or out. This sunroom needs new floor joists, flooring, insulation, interior and exterior walls, repairs where the tree grew into the outside wall, electrical wiring, heat, screens and a ceiling. Since there are no gutters, water damaged the connection the back door and the stairs, causing the stairs to collapse, so a relative gave us a stapled, temporary set of wooden stairs to get into and out of the porch with, but they are going to collapse at some point in the immediate future. This 65+ year old hand built log house on Whidbey Island is inherently nice, but the sunroom is a dangerous eyesore. We are older and will also eventually need a wheelchair ramp as that will be the only way we will be able to get in or out of the house when it comes to that point in our lives.
Cedar Tree Grew Into Sunroom/Leap over Gaping Hole in Joists to Enter or Exit
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