I have recently agreed to help my girlfriend remodel an old house in southern Saskatchewan, Canada. The house was built in 1912, and is structurally very sound.
I have no problems with almost all of the renovations, except one.
in accessing the space between the ceiling and the roof (farm house vaulted style ceiling) I am pelted with small square… well.. stones. I am assuming that as the old roof was ship-lap, the process of removing old shingles (before my time) sent the grains from the shingles into the space between the roof and the th ceiling, hence when I make a hole, they rain down on me.
Am i to assume I am correct, or is there another possibility that I am unaware of before I rip down the ceiling?
Thanks in advance for your help, I will check often to answer any questions.