Water Problem


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Old 08-04-09, 05:41 AM
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Water Problem

Whenever we get heavy rain, like we got this morning, I get water on the inside front wall of the garage starting at the ceiling. This is at the angle where the front of the house and the garage meet. I'm thinking it might be a flashing problem at the gutter or along the where the two roofs meet I have no idea where to start, or what to look for. Any ideas?
 
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Old 08-04-09, 06:02 AM
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Your instincts sound correct. Can you see anything from the attic area? Other than the valley you mentioned, are there any other protrusions, such as dormers, vents, chimneys, in the area above the leak? Is the valley clear of debris? Can you post pictures, photobucket.com or other and post the link over here?

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Old 08-04-09, 06:10 AM
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I haven't actually stuck my head up into the attic. I'll take some pictures when I get home tonight.
 
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Old 08-04-09, 06:50 PM
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Here's a link to a photo of the garage wall and of the roof where I think the problem might be.

Flickr: bjf123's Photostream
 
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A lot of detail as I suspected. There is a lot of flashing under that siding as well as the valley and when they install the lower trim for the siding, they have to nail right through that flashing. I would suggest pulling some siding near the top of that valley. I'm assuming vinyl siding. Once the siding is out of the way you will be able to inspect the flashing and add some silicone where you think needed. For a siding guy that is a 30 minute job.

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Old 08-05-09, 05:51 PM
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Would I want a roofer or siding guy to take a look at this?
 
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Old 08-05-09, 06:29 PM
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Good question. I would talk to both and describe where the area in question is. If you have to flip a coin, go with the siding guy as they can take something apart, checkmit and put it back together. Hard for a roofer to anything more than add some tar and wait for the next rain.

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