Old 12-13-02, 02:49 PM
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Question Leaky Stuff

I just replaced a 14 year old roof that did NOT leak, but I did it
because I knew that sooner or later the original roof would be
worn. Builders very seldom use the best materials on a new
house unless told to do so.

Now I have a beautiful roof. Since installation it leaked around
a sky light and the top a a door (close to skylight). After 2 trys
they fixed it. They were very responsive.

Now there is an area of soffit (don't know how to spell this)
that is dripping. How bad is that. Did they just move the
problem at the skylight to another place. This soffit is right below
where the original problem was.

They will return soon so I want to know if this is a real
problem and if so how is it fixed?
Old 12-13-02, 08:29 PM
bungalow jeff
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Yes, this could be a bigger problem then the first. The water that is not dripping out of the soffit could be dripping down arond the cap plate and into the insulation in the exterior stud wall.

This is a shame because even low end roof materials offer a twenty year guarantee and should last 25 to 30 years if installed correctly. Conversely, top of the line roofing will leak immediately if installed incorrectly. I hope that others can take a valuable lesson from this.

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