Flat Porch Roof Leaks


Old 05-01-00, 03:10 PM
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a
Thumbs up

I have an ongoing problem with my front porch flat roof. It has been re-shingled 4 times by professionals. I have had new gutters installed on it. And I have put "tar" in the "corner" between the top of the gutter and the bottom of the shingles. The rain still gets in and runs down the fascia board and even worse, water runs on top of the porch ceiling and then down the bricks. Water even runs down the chain to the porch light. CAN ANYONE HELP ME?
Sponsored Links
Old 05-01-00, 05:19 PM
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a

What the heck are you doing with shingles on a flat roof!!!?

First, they all come off.
Replace any rotted, or punky wood. Preferrably build up even a 2%(minimum) slope-away from the home.
Find a pro that is familier and can apply a torched-on modified bitumen polymer, with flashing, counter flashing, and scupper boxes. Good luck, did I forget anything guys?
Old 05-05-00, 07:19 PM
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a

Get rid of the flat roof and put a 5:12 on it.

MTAC - Van Buren,MO
Home repair & Construction

"Where the character and work are always upright"

Anything worth cutting down a tree for, is worth doing right.
Old 05-05-00, 10:29 PM
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a

Shingles on a flat roof are a guaranteed leak. If you have no other choice than a flt roof in this area, due to headroom considerations, then install a patio type roof in it's place -- either a 'flat pan' or an insulated roof panel cover.
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Your question will be posted in: