Small Leak in roof


  #1  
Old 10-25-07, 08:03 AM
S
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: USA
Posts: 10
Upvotes: 0
Received 0 Upvotes on 0 Posts
Small Leak in roof

I have a small leak in my roof, which is ten years old.
When I go into the attic the drip is coming from a "plywood clip" the joins two pieces of plywood. That may not be the source but that is where the drip is coming from.

I am having trouble locating the leak on the top. Any suggestions on what to do locate and isolate where it is coming from.

Thanks, Tom
 
  #2  
Old 10-25-07, 04:46 PM
XSleeper's Avatar
Group Moderator
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 27,023
Received 1,900 Upvotes on 1,706 Posts
Water can travel downhill quite a ways before coming in, so locate where the water is dripping... then go outside and find that spot. The leak will likely be occurring anywhere from 1 to 20 feet above where the drip is.

Things to suspect are ridge vents, can vents, vent pipe boots, chimneys, valleys, etc.
 
 

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
 
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: