Possible leak

Old 10-30-01, 04:44 AM
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I have a house that may have a roof leak. The floors seem to get wet when it rains. Mainly in the middle of the house the corner bead of the plaster walls are rusting at the bottm near the floor. There seems to be no water damage on the ceiling or upper walls. All of the evidence it very low on the walls. Is this a leaky roof problem? The house was built in 1952 with plaster over drywall. I have inspected the attic and see no evidence of water coming in but I did not look everywhere accept above the areas of damage.
Old 10-30-01, 05:01 AM
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If your floor only gets wet when it rains, then most likely it is a roof leak.
Roof leaks can travel across rafters and other framing and leak down far from where the actual leak is in the roof. The most likely leak area suspects are a chimney, a vent, a valley, or a missing or broken shingle.
Look for dark or wet wood throughout your attic. If necessary, have someone shoot the roof with a water hose while you're in the attic with a strong light.
You should be able to find the leak source.
Good Luck!


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