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Old 09-13-2010, 12:03 PM   #16
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the roof looks nice though
We are having issues with the roof too, I already had an inspection done. Maybe I should take a picture of the repairs they did

Oh, and our glass block window is leaking too, I need to check on that next.

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Old 09-16-2010, 04:18 PM   #17
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we are getting a new roof and the roofer said we need gable vents do they all leak or only if installed wrong?
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Old 09-17-2010, 11:31 AM   #18
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It depends a lot on the exposure.

It's pretty hard to get keep any type of louvered vent watertight if it's directly in the path of 40mph wind driven rain, OTHO a vent under a substantial rake overhang on the generally leeward side of the structure... not so hard.
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Old 12-26-2010, 09:15 PM   #19
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Did you find a solution to your gable vent leak? We live in Boerne and have a similar problem and not sure where to begin looking for assistance to repair.
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Old 12-27-2010, 09:28 AM   #20
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I had a couple of contractors come out and we decided to have the gable vents removed and installed ridge vents on our roof. I didn't want to take anymore chances of those vents leaking ever again.

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Old 12-28-2010, 07:11 AM   #21
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One possible solution:

Do you have soffit venting? If not you could have them installed. Then have a reputable metal roofing company come install a ridge vent and terminate the gable vent.

This is a basic but good video to help you understand what I am proposing.
http://www.easy2diy.com/cm/easy/diy_...ge_id=35720174
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Old 12-28-2010, 07:50 AM   #22
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It almost looks like when rain hits it, it's bouncing into the attic. The blades are probably not designed well enough to suppress this. They should be doing some kind of zig zag or something so water can only go one way (out not in). Is there any kind of adjustment you can do or is it all solid non movable? You could maybe try closing it completly for now or at least when it's raining. (obviously not a fix, just a temp workaround)

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Do you have the name of the contractors you used? Would you recommend them? We already have the ridge venting.
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Old 01-01-2011, 04:20 PM   #24
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The carpenter we used is "Derrick Flory" 210-605-7206. We are happy with the job he did for us.

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Thank you!
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Michaela, could you tell us who your builder was? My wife and i were just looking at new homes in the New Braunfels area last weekend.

Thanks, Mike
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I had a couple of contractors come out and we decided to have the gable vents removed and installed ridge vents on our roof. I didn't want to take anymore chances of those vents leaking ever again.

Michaela
Just noticed this thread but this is what I'd have recommended. Some people like the look of gable vents and install fake ones but still use ridge vents for the actual venting.
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even ones that don't actually vent can leak,it still needs proper flashing
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even ones that don't actually vent can leak,it still needs proper flashing
That's good to know. I had one guy come over and he was going to install a vent on top of the existing ones
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Michaela, could you tell us who your builder was? My wife and i were just looking at new homes in the New Braunfels area last weekend.

Thanks, Mike
The builder is James Simek http://simekcustomhomes.com/
I don't know if he is going by "Simek Custom Homes" or "S & S Builders" now. There are other issues with this builder, I would stay far away from him.

After what we have gone through I would NEVER sign another contract with any builder without consulting with a real estate attorney first. It will cost a few hundred dollars but will be so worth it in the end.

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