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sounds like the roof pitch over the bay window...

sounds like the roof pitch over the bay window may be too slight,Also comes to mind,why would the window protected mostly by the overhang leak at 1)unless there`s an ice and water backup,traveling...
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3" soffit vents aren`t enough---the eave flashing...

3" soffit vents aren`t enough---the eave flashing system I use has survived harsh NY winters for about 20 years now--MOST ice + water backups occur when the water backs over the gutter into the...
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done right,copper can last a century or more,Get...

done right,copper can last a century or more,Get an experienced professional
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Try calcium chloride instead

Try calcium chloride instead
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no,your detail at the gutter is lacking.you...

no,your detail at the gutter is lacking.you should have a metal eave flashing behind the gutter,so water doesn`t back up behind the gutter,and over the fascia...
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ice dams are prevented by 3 things,proper...

ice dams are prevented by 3 things,proper insulation
proper ventilation,and waterproofing-you need proper insulation,and ventilation to keep the heat off the bottom of the roof where it melts the...
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either raise the height of the gutter,or install...

either raise the height of the gutter,or install a raised metal edge called a splashguard in that area
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The roofers here fully understand waterproof...

The roofers here fully understand waterproof shingle underlayment
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the flashing could be the problem,or in those...

the flashing could be the problem,or in those wind driven conditions,the water can be blowing into the flashings,which would mean that "whoever" didn`t install Ice ,and Water shield around the frame...
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CALCIUM CHLORIDE,AND SNOW RAKES---YOU NEED TO ADD...

CALCIUM CHLORIDE,AND SNOW RAKES---YOU NEED TO ADD THE INSULATION,AND VENTING TO KEEP THE HEAT AWAY FROM THE BOTTOM of the roof,as far as soffit area venting,I drilled large 3" holes thru the existing...
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no problem doing the roof in the lower temps-be...

no problem doing the roof in the lower temps-be sure to flash behind the gutter properly,before installing the ice +water shield, Dan put it best with his two principles,but I always go with 3,The...
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I believe ALL shingle manufacturers require...

I believe ALL shingle manufacturers require balanced venting,and overall code is to have continuous venting per a cathedral ceiling,I believe it`s Certainteed that actually has the guideline of...
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okay,1st leave the 1x8(which is usually 5/4 by...

okay,1st leave the 1x8(which is usually 5/4 by 8-nominal 1" thick),don`t worry about the spaces,install Osb over the "1x8",add a drip edge to cover the perimeter height difference---if you remove the...
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it really depends on the type of metal,corrugated...

it really depends on the type of metal,corrugated galvalume is very cheap,and surface screwed ,so labor is less intensive----At prices more like the 30,000$ for 32 sq. price,the standing seam roofs...
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1ST yOU`RE REMOVING ALL THE OLD,THEN either...

1ST yOU`RE REMOVING ALL THE OLD,THEN either system ?I would reline the existing drain sleeves in your box/yankee gutters,line them with smooth surfaced APP ,from the outside edge thru the gutter,and...
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bathroom vents not being properly routed to your...

bathroom vents not being properly routed to your homes exterior is a big mold source (because they provide heat,and moisture) if left alone,and mold is life threatening,SO make sure it`s taken care...
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you can also use Geocell 2300 caulking(lifetime...

you can also use Geocell 2300 caulking(lifetime warranty),comes in colors to help it blend in also
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a 2nd layer is like a paint job,no more,no...

a 2nd layer is like a paint job,no more,no less---you should remove the old roof 1st,In most cases,a 2nd layer roof closes off roof breathability,and when it`s time to replace,you end up with quite a...
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concerning the insulation in the cathedral...

concerning the insulation in the cathedral area,it`s the right amount ,but you should have air space for venting--only closed cell sprayed foam insulation can be used to entirely fill the rafter...
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take out "your" repair area,and have the shingles...

take out "your" repair area,and have the shingles replaced by a Roofing contractor,also have them check the roof for any other problems,or actual leak cause
If you post roof pics of the area (close...
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check your building supply store for zinc...

check your building supply store for zinc strips,which can be installed high on your roof,the water running off provides a chemical the fungus doesn`t like---as an example,roofs similar to yours...
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look to your other topic for what to do--yes you...

look to your other topic for what to do--yes you can also buy heat tape from your local hardware store,I don`t care for them as ,over time (some years)the plastic around the wiring will crack,and...
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you can buy new lites with a curb mount flashing...

you can buy new lites with a curb mount flashing set up,it doesn`t sound like the gasket so much ,from what you said,if the melting snow gets in that seam,There should be torrential leaking thru it...
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pasting this from another as it`s a popular...

pasting this from another as it`s a popular problem:
You are getting an ice/water backup,the escaping home heat is melting the bottom of the snow,melting it,and it runs down to the overhang...
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I doubt it`s the soffit vents,You are getting an...

I doubt it`s the soffit vents,You are getting an ice/water backup,the escaping home heat is melting the bottom of the snow,melting it,and it runs down to the overhang area,where it freezes there ,and...
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