Could A Ridge Vent Be The Cause Of A Leaking Window?

Old 01-08-05, 02:37 PM
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Could A Ridge Vent Be The Cause Of A Leaking Window?

I have a window that leaks around the top of the inside casement where it meets the molding. It used to only leak when the rain blew from the north east. Now it seems more persistant. I had a roofer out and he resealed some shingles, recaulked around the vents & fixed shingles where necessary. I caulked around the window, under the sofit and behind the j channel on the top row of siding and yet the leak still persists.

I don't have an attic so how can I inspect the inside? There are NO visible water marks anywhere.

Is there a chance that I have a bad ridge vent? It is the type made out of the mesh with a top layer of shingles.

By the way, this is a 5 year old modular home that I just bought 3 months ago. Could the leak be in part of the house being delivered in 2 halfs? Can anyone tell me what I might be missing?

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Old 01-12-05, 11:40 AM
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i dont think its the roof vent, you would have other leak elsewhere.
i would check for any crack in caulking along the window and the roof edge of the shingle.


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