Small Leak in roof

Old 10-25-07, 08:03 AM
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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
Old 10-25-07, 04:46 PM
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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.

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