So, we finally had the roof redone. We knew there'd be surprises, because it's an older house and has a history of weird inhabitants. But some of the stuff that was found when the singles had come off... wow.
Apparently, at some point, some of the weak spots had been stuffed with cardboard in some jack legged attempt to shore them up. Much of the front porch area had been rotted, including some of the supporting 2x4. And it just kinda went on from there.
It totally could have been worse, though. We only needed 2 extra sheets of osb. The roofer was telling us about some houses where they needed 30 sheets. So I'm not complaining.
I'm just aghast that someone had stuffed cardboard... I just... wow. That's about all I can say.
It looks so much better now. And no more of those thermostatic vents. Now we have a full ridge vent system.
But, now, after the gutters go on, I'll probably need to paint the house. Damn.