Leak in Bay Window with Copper Roof

Old 07-18-05, 07:52 AM
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Leak in Bay Window with Copper Roof

I just noticed a large wet areas on the dry wall cieling under a bay window in the front of my house. The roof of the bay window is 10 years old and has a Copper roof that appears to be almost a single sheet. The roof to brick house interface appears to be sealed with a fairly thick black tar-like substance. Any ideas on how fix the leak? Do I need to pull off the old black caulk? This looks like it would be a big job. Also, how should I seal this up so it does not happen again? Thanks
Old 07-18-05, 11:00 AM
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If it has never leaked in 10 years, then yes- I'd suspect the area that has been tarred. The best thing to do is chisel off any tar that has become dry and brittle, or any tar that has "checked" and cracked. You could also get a bricklayer to come look at it. Sometimes window installers don't do the best job of flashing against brick, whereas bricklayers usually know what to do in such spots.

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