help on roof leak


Old 07-12-04, 05:28 PM
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Unhappy help on roof leak

it's raining cats and dogs right now, and I found a leak on the roof, coming from where the ceiling meets the roof.

can I apply the foamy insulation to stop it temporarily?

as for the proper fix, would something like this require tearing the roof or just the flashings.

this is happening on a 2-year old house and during those 2 years, it has never rained like this, or maybe I just didn't notice the leak. What tipped it off was water drops from one of the recessed lighting housing near that spot.

here's a pic:

if this topic is a regular repost, I apoligize in advance for not searching....I'm rushing right now.
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Old 07-13-04, 06:18 AM
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The spray foam would just divert the water to the next vulnerable spot. so it may do more harm than good. As for a permanent fix, there appears to be a vertical structural member there going up through the sheathing. Perhaps framing for a dormer or chimney? If this is the case it looks like a poor flashing job to me. Re-flash the area properly and your troubled waters should subside.

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