Metal roof over my screen in porch leaking


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Old 11-11-14, 10:26 AM
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Metal roof over my screen in porch leaking

My roof is about 10 15 years old. It has 2 skylights which i replace about ever 2 years.. over the years I have patch around the chimly.
Well now Im getting a leak in side about 2' away from the skylights..
I cant figure out where its coming from. From around the roof leaking down?

I have thought about taking up metal and putting down shingles.
I called the 2 in town places that sell metal roofs for somebody they know
who puts in roofs.. I have not had one call.

Take a look at these pics tell me what you think on what I need to do.
Dave



 

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Old 11-11-14, 10:41 AM
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I have replaced the 2 rows of screws below it thinking maybe the rubbers have gone bad.
Here is a pic of the inside it leaks across
You guys tell what you think and how I can stop the link
Thank you

 
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Old 11-11-14, 11:21 AM
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With the snow you get in WV I really would get nervous using tab shingles on anything less than a 4:12 pitch. You might push it to 2:12 but it doesn't look like you even have that much pitch. If the roof is too shallow a pitch water can back up under shingles causing them to leak.

Honestly there is not much I like about that roof and with that solid wood ceiling underneath it's going to be really tough to locate a leak. I think you're just going to have to spend time up there on your knees closely examining everything that might leak. I'd focus on the skylights looking for any cracks or voids. I'd also look where the flashing goes under the shingle roof and where that flashing meets your metal roof. With a shallow pitch water can wick uphill in tight places and with the wood underneath the source of the leak could be pretty far away so you'll just have to be thorough.
 
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Old 02-13-15, 10:47 AM
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I built 2 skylights to fix my problem

 
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Old 02-13-15, 11:27 AM
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Boy, that looks a lot nicer and more professional.
 
 

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