So I have a porch that has significant rot due to a leaky skylight. This had been fixed with a new roof.
I have the plans for the support wall. It will be a 2 story support wall about 3 feet inside.
My questions are? What order should I tackle this?
The top floor has rot along the top plates and headers. The bottom floors top plate is rotted along with the rim joist.
Should I kick out the entire wall once the support wall is up?
Can I do the repair in stages? Can the top plates be cut in half instead of one 15 foot top plate?
I assume I need to put a double top plate for the first/bottom story as there is only one top plate above the angled 2x12s.
I've had like 6 contractors come out. I've had problems with all of them. Either not knowing how to do it, not wanting a temp wall or refusing the repair and insisting a new porch is better. That and not having insurance.
I'm at whits end, and I just rather do it myself at this point.