90 yr old house with sagging tile roof
I have a contract on a 90 yr old house. The inspection is on Monday, and from reading here, my main concerns are the roof, type of piping (galvanized v. copper) and electrical.
The roof is red clay tile and has a sag across the ridge. I know this is not a good thing, and could be very expensive to repair. It is a 1.5 story, and there are two bedrooms and a jack n jill bathroom upstairs, so there is no attic. If the inspection recommends support work for the roof, how is this done if there is no attic? Rip out the ceiling and add a beam? Would that create a domino effect? ie, movement from the repair causes cracks in the ceilings/walls, roof tile replacement, etc?
If everything else in the house is ok, (it does look well maintained by the PO, who lived there 60yrs.), I would probably get a structural engineer to do an inspection too.
I really love the house, the yard and the location, but I know not to let that blind me to reality.