I am hoping that someone can help me. Have roofing contractors stumped.
I just bought a 1963 ranch on a basement with an open vaulted ceiling. The roof decking is the actual ceiling inside the house. It is made of a press wood like material (squares) that is presently crumbling. It is also a low slope roof. I am looking for solutions. One roofer said he can go over the "press wood" stuff with plywood, but several of the press wood squares are damaged so it wouldn't give a uniform look inside and I don't want to just go over the stuff that's been there 30 years. Another said he can do a full tear off and use OSB decking, but that would look awful inside of the house. Another said he could use sanded plywood which at first seemed like a good solution, but today, he realized that the nails would come through the other side. Another contractor suggested that I sheetrock inside, but that would close a beautiful open ceiling and the house is very small to begin with. I am just not sure how to solve this problem in a cost effective manner.
Does anyone have any suggestions? As I said, the decking IS the actual ceiling that you see inside of the home. So, trying to come up with a solution. There is no insulation in the ceiling and no attic.