I purchased a home approximately 2 years ago (July 21st 2006).
So water starts coming down on my head… I purchase shingles / felt / tar and start ripping the old roofing off. Underneath, I discover a huge quantity of old OSB that is falling apart. After stripping the entire roof of shingles and felt, I started pulling up the old OSB only to discover a whole nother roof underneath.
At this point I remembered the disclosure statement. In 2003 the previous owners had “replaced the roof” according to their disclosure statement. Unfortunately it appears that they had simply buggered over the old stuff without so much as drying it out (the rot is on both sides of the OSB).
Has anyone run into this problem before? What are the chances that I can get the previous owners to own up and fix their mistake? Are there any specific actions that anyone can recommend?