rotting roof and exterior wall

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Old 09-27-14, 07:15 PM
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rotting roof and exterior wall

I am in the process of fixing a leaking roof. roof deck is rotted pine boards, 2x6 framing. replacing with plywood.
my problem is, winter is coming and I just discovered some of the exterior wall is rotted. not sure how bad it is, i can only see it from the top of the wall, where i took off the decking. the whole roof is 40' long, rotted wall section is about 8' long.
I can see some of the 2x6's are rotted at the end, over the soffit. and the top of the wall, the part the roof rafters sit on, is rotted. I may have to replace the entire exterior wall, down to the footing.
here is the problem. if i found this out in the spring, i would have just fixed the wall first, then the roof.
but now, i am out of time.
can i replace the roof and rotted rafters and leave the wall until spring? in other words, put a new roof on a rotted wall?
i can put 2x6's inside from floor to rafter to support the roof.
then , in the spring, i would leave the temporary roof supports in and demolish the wall.

or, is there a better way?
 
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Old 09-27-14, 09:20 PM
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Yes you can do it that way but be prepared that you will have to remove some of the ceiling to fasten the new top plates to your rafters, as you will probably want to use some rafter ties.
 
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thanks.
ceiling is already gone, due to the leak.
 
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Got some pictures.
Shed style roof?
Hard to suggest how to fix it if we can not see it.
 
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Pictures tomorrow.
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I can post more, but i think this tells it all.
I am sure you can tell where the rot is by the missing trim and the crack in the paint.
looks like the water went under the roof shingles then behind the exterior wall siding.
yes, i know, the yard needs work too.
the monster tumbleweed looking thing to your right is a wild rose bush. didnt know they got that big.
 
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