First house, water leak?


Old 02-25-16, 06:53 AM
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First house, water leak?

Hey guys... I am new here, and also a new home owner. We haven't even been moved in a week and we already have this issue. It never even came up on inspection. Anyway, My front room wall which also serves as the front of the house is connected to a vaulted ceiling with no room or plumbing near it. I noticed in one spot the latex paint started bubbling up after some rain last night. No other spot along the seam where the wall meets the ceiling seems to have any problem, just this one spot. I opened up the blister a bit to drain it out because of mold etc. I looked on the outside to check the roof and while I cannot see any missing shingles from the ground, I was wondering where would be a good place to look to see where water is coming through? I want to try to be able to fix this myself but I have no experience on this kind of thing.Name:  house.jpg
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Old 02-25-16, 07:11 AM
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Just a note. With just being in there only one week, the previous owners knew there was a problem and gave it a nice coat of fresh paint. They should have completed a full disclosure form where they should have acknowledged that problem. They should pay for this repair, not you. This assumes the closing wasn't a year ago and you are just now getting around to moving in or other varied situations like a bank repo.

But sellers can't hide problems they are aware of and lie about them.

Others will be along with the "how-to" help.

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There is no substitute for getting on the roof for a closer inspection. Besides the shingles you need to inspect the flashing at the bottom of the siding.
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Welcome to the forums!

Is the leak you noticed right under that wall to roof transition?

I'm afraid you're going to have to climb up there and give us a close up picture of the flashing in that area.

A wall/roof transition needs to be flashed properly to not leak and it's an area that is often done incorrectly or poorly, especially when the roofing is redone.

How old is the house and is this the original roof? And is it the original siding?

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