Originally Posted By: sandra simkus
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My husband and I bought a new home 3 years ago. We knew there was a problem when each year during the late winter/ early spring we had a leak in the cathedral ceiling over the living room/ dining room area. Since the builder would do absolutely nothing about it, we were forced to hire a lawyer and threaten to sue. The lawyer also has us hire a structural engineer who discovered that there was no ventilation in any portion of the roof. The ridge vents were never cut and the gable vent is just for decorative purposes. Part of the roof has since been replaced but there is still one troubling problem. The entry way is 2 stories, so there is a portion of wall that drops to where it meets the cathedral ceiling. On this wall there is a dark line where every 2 X 4 is located. The nail heads are also turning black, and these show up as “polka dots”. I have also noticed that the outside wall on the other end of the room is showing these lines and darkened nail heads. Has anyone seen this? The builder just wants to paint over it.