Florida room leaking from both ends!


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Old 08-30-20, 08:02 AM
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Florida room leaking from both ends!

I have a Florida room (aluminum and glass! That is massively leaking during heavy rains. The roof is leaking at the end of the sloped side (outside wall) and if we get a ton of rain, the yard floods and it seeps in through the foundation. On the roof, I think the water is not draining quickly enough and is backing up under the roof layer. Not even sure where to start to fix it. The debris in the roof was not there before the last storm and the gutter last were recently cleaned out although looks like they need it again. Why is the roof separated like that. Do I need to replace (looks like itís in rough shape to me)

 
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Old 08-30-20, 08:51 AM
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Welcome to the forums.

I'm not the pro here.... just checking in.

I don't understand a roof system like that. A roof that looks to naturally hold in the leaves and garbage. You can see the problem. The gutter backs up and the entire area fills with water until it leaks inside. I was doing some research and it appears to be somewhat common construction.

 
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Old 08-30-20, 09:01 AM
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Thank you! That is definitely the construction style. Still not sure how to fix it. Should a regular roofer or a florida room company?
 
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Old 08-31-20, 09:30 PM
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I dont think anything needs to be "fixed", it just needs regular maintenance to keep the gutters clean. No wonder water is leaking in. Take a couple half sheets of plywood up there to work off of, to distribute your weight.

Looks like it was intentionally cut back, probably to make it easier to clean.
 
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Can't see the downspouts, but I see a need for one between each gutter support (extension of metal roof rafter) because the gutter supports act as a dam (only a small opening to the next section) allow water level to rise in the section and leaking into the wall. Personally, I would remove existing gutter and gutter supports, scab in a pressure treated wood braces between and at end of the metal roof rafters, extend roof material and install new gutter anchored into the pressure treated wood. The roof extension should stop in the middle of the gutter opening.
 
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Old 09-01-20, 06:18 AM
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When you clean the gutters out you might also cut some hardware cloth to put over the top to keep the big leaves out. A few truss head screws will hold it on. If you rented a metal brake you could even bend some hems or bends on it to help it may flat.

Robin, just so you know... those "gutter supports" are not beams or rafters, they are the edges of the roof panels and the way they did it, they cannot be removed or altered. Also treated wood should not directly contact aluminum.
 
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Use synthetic wood boards for braces instead of pressure treated.
 
 

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