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What would cause this?

We had our roof done last summer today I noticed water running down the side.of the brick.
 
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Old 12-24-13, 07:59 PM
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An ice dam is probably causing water to back up under the shingles. Water melting above the ice dam can't drain so it backs up and runs uphill. It's also possible that the water is getting into the soffit and fascia near the gutter, fanning out on top of the aluminum soffit and running back toward the house.

Many localities will have a code that specifies one or two rows of "ice and water shield" along the perimeter of the roof in order to help prevent this sort of thing.
 
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Thanks for the quick reply. Is this something I should contact the roofer about?
 
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If the shingles where left to short on the outside edges water can end up getting in under soffit material.
Need a picture of the edge of the roof and one in the yard so we can see the whole roof.
 
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The roofer could have done everything right and an ice dam can still cause it to leak. But yes, you should probably have him look so that improper or inadequate installation can be ruled out. It could be something simple.
 
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Need pics of what is above that section of roof to shorten the list of possible causes. Photos of the roof edge, then if there is a dormer or second floor above that, pics of how that section of roof ties into the structure. It is an issue with flashing at a roof tie-in above that area, a problem with ice-damming, or some other issue at the roof edge causing water getting behind that section of gutter. This can include sagging or improperly adjusted gutters, torn up fascia boards, and missing/damaged drip edge flashing.

If you are seeing nothing come out closer to the roof's edge, it makes me suspect there is an intersection of some sort between that roof and a second story wall or dormer above that brick wall that has a problem with the flashing.
 
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Here is a pic just above the area of the roof.
 
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I don't get on roofs anymore, but I would question the quality of shingles, and why all the leading edges are pooched. Too much for a one year installation. In addition the ice dam materials should have been especially applied in this area. Without it, you are certainly getting capillary movement of melting snow under the shingles Do you not have a ridge vent?? If this is a chimney I wonder why no cricket was built to move water and stuff to the side?
 
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Oh my! Yeah definitely call the roofer back. It is an ice dam, and its not his fault that roof is so jacked up (who designs such a thing???) but that's such a small area he should have been able to seal it completely with ice and water shield. I would suspect the weak link is probably the flashing that tucks under the counterflashing.
 
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