Mystery Leak

Old 05-03-04, 12:52 PM
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Question Mystery Leak

Help, we have a sunroom attached to our colonial - it was once a screened in porch that sometime down the road, a previous owner enclosed. It has a slate roof and vinyl windows on the 3 walls. After a bad rain, water comes in from just above the windows on one wall. It cascades down the wall, drips on the wooden sill and onto the wood floor! The windows, however, are completely dry. Also, the flashing is completely dry. Moreover, this weekend we cauked around the window frames because we noticed gaps there. Yet the water still comes in (although it doesn't come in until after it has been raining awhile, suggesting that it is travelling or pooling somewhere before coming in). How do we locate the source of the leak? Whom do we call for help/repairs?

Thanks a million,
Old 05-08-04, 01:00 PM
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Id look in the phone book there for some one that works on slate roofs. You can take a water hose and start at the bottom and work up slow on the roof till it starts to leak. Or any shingles gone they do slide out some times.

Old 05-10-04, 02:41 PM
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Does it matter what why the wind is coming from? How big is the over hang?

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