Seeking help with entryway roof problem


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Old 03-29-05, 07:43 PM
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Seeking help with entryway roof problem

I have a rear entry door to the garage that is built out. During last night's heavy rain, I noticed water is leaking in from where the entryway roof connects to the side of the house. The water is coming down a wall right below. Because I just moved in a couple weeks ago, I don't know much about the history of how the roof was done, I just know it was re-shingled 6 years ago, and it appears they also shingled this entryway at the same time. I'm just seeking advice on what may be causing the leaking and how I can correct it. Thanks in advance. Below is a link to two pictures.

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Old 03-30-05, 05:33 AM
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Finally, someone shows a PICTURE!

I don't see any flashings, tieing the roof in with the wall.
It should have step flashings {1 step flashing interlaced with each row of shingles}, and a metal counterflashing...or step flashings "counterflashed" by the wall itself.
It looks like you could caulk the roof wall abutment if you want to defer a more thourough re-do.
It's such a small area, it shouldn't cost much to just take off the roofing, then refoof with step and counter flashings.
 
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Old 03-30-05, 05:37 AM
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Looking at that pict again, it looks like there MAY be some type of flashing. You can sort of see it sticking out at the top of one pict. But, if that's it, it's clearly not counter flashed. Again, have all layers of roofing removed, then reshingled with all appropriate flashings.
 
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Old 03-31-05, 07:49 AM
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Basically, here's what I'm looking for:

1. A temporary fix to seal it up until the weather warms up so I can re-shingle, and-

2. A resource (maybe the forum), where I can learn how to properly do the flashing.
 
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Old 03-31-05, 08:05 AM
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just get some 5"X7" step shingles bent 3"by 2" and slip them up under each shingles now. Nail a counter flash over them. Id make it in two piece one on each side and go up to under the window sill do the same on the other side up to the siding edge. Would be in line with the sill. This can be done now. Small job cant get to cold.

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If you're just looking for a small quick fix, just pick up a tube or 2 of GOOD caulking {ployurethane, for instance}, and thouroughly caulk the shingled/wall abutment. But push that caulking into it with your finger, so it's not just laying there.
 
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That "ployurethane" I mentioned is one more piece of the puzzle indicating my old-age-dyslexia.

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Ed, when you say "nail it in", do you mean into the roof? The siding is aluminum. Also, and forgive me because I'm just learning, but why wouldn't step flashing cause water to go under the shingles and also behind the flashing and down the wall if it's not secured to the wall? Thanks to everyone for their help!!
 

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Screw or nail just at the top of the counter flashing there under the sill and siding edge to hold it over the step shingles. You start at the bottom with the step shingles under the first shingle on the roof so you will see as you work up the roof one step will shed on down to the other.
Might go look at the paper on a pile of roof shingles at a store lots of time they show how this works .

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I got some 5" X 7" step flashing today, I'm just a little unclear of how to attach them to either the roof or the siding (I'm a little leary of nailing or screwing into the aluminum siding until I know exactly what I'm doing). In order to install the step flashing, am I going to have to take the shingles off?
 
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work them one at a time up and under each shingle 3" down 2" up. start at the very bottom. Some roof cement on the bottom of them will hold some if you dont want to put one small nail in each as high as you can into the wall. after they are in then edge the counter flashing will cover their tops.

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I put them in, and hopefully they will keep water out for the time being until I can re-roof the entryway. Thanks to all for their help!
 
 

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