Attic showing some potential leaks

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Attic showing some potential leaks

We had our roof checked a few yrs ago and given some estimates. Each contractor said the next 3-5 yrs we will need a roof.

We are trying to save some up the money and I am wondering based on the photos, if I can wait until next summer or possibly have it checked and at least have it repaired. I think some shingles may be off.

It appears most wet spots are near the vents that run up from the bathrooms.


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Old 10-02-16, 02:40 PM
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I can assure you spray foam is not a way of stopping a leak. It is obvious the boot above this vent pipe is compromised. It would help if you posted pictures of the corresponding parts of the roof so we can see what is happening on the other side.
 
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You cannot stop a roof leak from inside. Trying spray foam or other things inside can actually make things worse because it won't stop the leak and it will prevent the wood from drying out which will lead to rot. You must address the leaks from up on the roof. It doesn't have to be expensive. A can of roofing cement can do wonders and buy you some time to save up for a new roof. Or, if your vent boot is shot they are pretty inexpensive.
 
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The longer you wait the more it's going to end up costing because of all the added damage to the sheathing, insulation, sheet rock ECT.
That vent leak could likely have been stoped from the outside in about 5 min. with one of these.
https://www.google.com/search?q=vent...DYRi64hObHM%3A
 
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The foam was there from a long time ago that I recall.

The roof was checked a few yrs ago and they replaced the boot if i recall.

The pics were of both sides but I will get a few more and post.
 
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If it's wet meaning something is leaking more pictures from inside won't help. We need to see pictures of the outside.
 
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Unfortunately i cannot get up onto the roof as it is too high for my comfort zone.

3 level colonial home. I could take pics from the ground with a 35 mm zoom lens if I stand back in the yard
 
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I added some new pictures.. The first 3 of the right roof vent pipe match the inside of the next 4. The next left vent pipe match the last tow of the inside.
These are the only areas on the inside I see possible leaks. As i said, I am wondering if this will hold until next spring or with some fixing

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