Flat roof not draining

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Old 07-09-18, 08:17 PM
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Flat roof not draining

Getting water pool in one corner .
there metal fascia along edge of roof. Someone suggested to remove this so it could get into gutters easier.
 
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Old 07-18-18, 05:05 PM
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How should a flat roof with flashing be done properly? I have gutters on one side. Maybe I ll post pics

Water is pooling in one corner and entering into garage and soaking drywall.

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Old 07-18-18, 07:11 PM
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The flat roofing overlaps and is glued to the metal edging. If you have added flashing after the fact, it means your roof needs to be redone.
 
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Old 07-18-18, 07:24 PM
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Why would someone add flashing after the fact? Can I remove the flashing or hammer down some low spots so that the water pours into the gutters?
 
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Is there any fix to help slightly with this corner that the water is pooling
 
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I tool some more pics . Why would someone add facia afterwards?
I get water pooling in one corner and leaking only there . I wanna add tar and gravel just there as a temp fix .
1.Should I go under the fascia or seal the roof to the fascia .
2. also I took a pic with the facia lifted what is this gap in there for ,











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Old 08-08-18, 04:36 AM
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The flashing at the edge of the roof is is not installed correctly, The roof side should be under the roofing material. Last 2 pictures need some clarification. In one, there appears to be a egg colored drip edge on top of some flashing not shown in other pics. Where is this? In the pic where you said you removed the flashing, it appears the roof stopped short of the outside wall. Is this correct?
 
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The LAST PICTURE shows the "real edge flashing". It is galvanized and is under the roofing like it is supposed to be.

As I said in post #3, someone added flashing on top after the fact. Why? For looks. The real flashing that does the waterproofing is the galvanized one that is already under the tar.

Someone suggested to remove this so it could get into gutters easier.
That may be the correct thing to do. We would need to see the top of the white aluminum that is UNDER the face of that flashing (shown in the 2nd to last pic).

But in short if you are getting water inside, the roof is compromised and needs to be redone. The standing water is just making it worse.
 
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How is the flashing supposed to be installed ?
The last pic is me bending back the flashing to ask what that little gap is . From the "real edge" theres a gap how does water get into the gutters ?
the second last pic is me facing the roof where the gutters are.
 
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My concern is if I remove the flashing . Why is there that 1 inch gap there. And how will the water get into the gutters. Wont that little gap cause it to drain into the soffit area instead??
 
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It would help if we could see the front of your galvanized flashing. (No closeups! Get back far enough that we can see the entire gutter) Because any gutter flashing should be tucked behind it. No doubt the people who installed the gutters are responsible for this cluster.
 
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Pic 4 is from the front!
is it possible that the gutter is under that 1 inch gap ?
 
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Reread what I said. We need to see the front of the GALVANIZED FLASHING. It is behind the white one. Remove the white flashing in picture 4 and take a picture from farther back so we can see both the roof and the gutter.
 
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Oh ok will do . I was thinking just the beige needs to be .
 
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Yes, need to see what's behind the beige flashing. (Thought it was white) Hopefully the white below it goes behind the galvanized... because that's the inside of your gutter, right?
 
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I dont think the gutter goes below the galvanized. It's all perforated soffit underneath . I ll remove the beige and take a pic and try and figure what's going in . Seems like they want the water to somehow go above the beige lip .
so the gutter needs to be behind / before 1 inch galvinized gap cauae otherwise it's just draining into the soffit ??
 
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Q: And how will the water get into the gutters.
A: By flowing downhill.

Water is not supposed to go under the white flashing. If that white flashing acts as a dam then you need to remove the white flashing and reseal the entire edge and/or re-engineer and put a new covering on the entire roof to achieve a down slope..

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Look at pic 5 with the beige flashing pulled back . My question is with the one inch gap is the water not leaking into the soffit and not getting into the gutters ?????
 
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The roof edge should extend beyond the outside wall so the center of the gutter (installed against the outside wall) is in line with the edge of the roof. Do you have this? Also, in the last pic it appears the galvanized drip edge (or whatever it is) has the edge turned up so the water on the roof must rise above this level to drain. Unfortunately some of the draining water will wick along the underside of the drip edge onto the material below (assume wood) if this is the case. Not good. Is the drip edge bent up at the edge of the roof?
 
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Yes seems like there is material missing gravel and "tar" and that the beige flashing is too tall .
that's what I'm not sure of if I should remove the beige flashing or hammer it down or seal it to the roof .
cause underneath has the galvanized edging that has a one inch gap . Confusing .

Hi I want to seal the metal fascia where it meets the membrane on the flat roof . What should I use .
caulk? What type metal or roof
roof tar ?
Liquid rubber?
 

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