husband & wife disagreement

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husband & wife disagreement

We recently had a huge tree taken down that was leaning against an enclosed back porch on our rental house. The tree was leaning on the roof and since the walls are attached to the roof, it actually bent the wall studs and shoved the roof over 3 inches. The foundation and the base of the walls are still where they should be.

Rather than take the whole thing down, my husband wants to remove the siding and realign the doors and windows, not doing anything with the roof.

My suggestion is since the tree was leaning on the roof, just take the roof off and realign the studs, replacing what studs need to be replaced, which in turn will realign the windows and doors.

Please you experts in construction, give me your opinion. Which way do you think would be the easiest and best.
 
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The right way is almost the easyest.
Unless you at least post some pictures not even sure how anyone could even guess.
Really would be best to have someone one site.
It would be next to impossible in most cases to just straighten this out.
All the nails are now bent and jambs out of alignment.
 
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Old 06-10-13, 01:11 PM
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It would be next to impossible in most cases to just straighten this out.
All the nails are now bent and jambs out of alignment.
To the OP... Joe may not be giving you the best advice if this is even advice at all.....

Please wait for one of our carpenter pros to chime in...

Thanks
 
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I've been working on and building houses, garages, sheds, decks ECT. for over 40 years.
If the poster can post some pictures it would sure help.
 
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Repair

replacing what studs need to be replaced
Replacing studs will require removal of the interior and exterior wall covering/siding.
 
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Old 06-10-13, 04:12 PM
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While we wait on the OP to produce pictures of the situation, let me remind all involved that we give information to enable them to do things themselves. This advice must be based on code, experience, logic and economics. Deviating from these premises will result in posts being deleted in order to protect our "clients" seeking advice from us. So if things get out of hand, look for your posts in the trash can. Forewarned is forearmed. Thanks.
 
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