Leaky Roof - Professional Opinion Please


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Old 05-31-05, 07:17 PM
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Leaky Roof - Professional Opinion Please

Hi,
I had a new roof put on last year. My kitchen is directly under the roof. This means there's no 'attic' or space between the kitchen ceiling and the roof.

There has been 3 leaks or wetted spots on my kitchen ceiling. These happened ONLY after a severe and continuous downpouring. They occured on an exterior wall, and an interior wall.

My roof is ONE year old. I suspect my flashing and/or where the roof meets my siding is not sealed.


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I refrained from showing the siding and trim, because I was wondering if the leaks themselves provide enough evidence?

Your professional opinion will help!!!
Thanks!!!
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Old 05-31-05, 08:25 PM
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From your first picture, it looks like the drip edge has been pushed up too high by the gutter. It appears that the shingles near the downspout on the right side are laying flat with the pitch of the roof. But above the window, the drip edge appears to have been raised up (pushed up), likely by whoever hung the gutters. This would result in a flat spot where water could get behind your flashing. And since it appears that you have very little soffit (if any), any leaks would probably show up right away where the ceiling meets the exterior wall. Your leak has showed up where there is a vertical butt joint in your drywall.


Regarding the other leak, since it's on an interior wall, it likely doesn't have anything to do with the roof leaking. Cathedral ceilings are often problematic when it comes to ventilation. Frost can build up in the wintertime, then when it gets warm, it melts and runs down the drywall on your ceiling until it hits a horitontal seam in your drywall. You may begin to see another spot like this 4 ft closer to the peak of your ceiling, where there's another horizontal seam in the drywall.
 
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Old 06-01-05, 12:14 PM
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i agree with the gutter pushing the drip edge up and rasing the shingles. heavy rains could cause the gutter water to back up into the facsia metal and cause your leak there. i would call the roof insaller and demand they fix it, and repaint the stain with kills.
from looking at hte out side pic it looks like they notched the drip edge (instead of pulling the spikes out) and forgot one (right above your window).
the other leak could be hard to tell check your gas vent for a leak (from the roof and the attic) to see if the water is travelling down a truss
 
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Old 06-01-05, 04:25 PM
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Thanks!!

Thanks to both of you who replied.

I appreciate your expertise!

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Old 06-01-05, 04:40 PM
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I wouldn't call the roofer back if the *gutter guys* are the ones who pushed his flashing up like that. Glad to help.
 
 

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