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Old 09-12-2011, 07:52 PM   #1
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I have a leak on a end wall the water is running down the wall someone told me that my shingles don't stick out far enough to keep the water from running back underheath and coming in the house is this possible and can it be fixed without replacing the the whole roof

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Can you post a picture. We have added overhangs many times. Might be something else causing that leak though.

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Can you post a picture. We have added overhangs many times. Might be something else causing that leak though.
I will get my son to send me some and post them will you have to replace the whole roof and is it expensive to replace the over hang
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Lets figure out the problem before jumping to conclusions on solutions.

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If you have had the roof for many years WITHOUT a leak, and now you have one, it seems unlikely that the lack of proper overhang would all of a sudden cause the roof to leak. Before concluding that the overhang is the cause of all ills, I suggest you examine the roof to see if it is worn out, are there damaged shingles, damaged underlayment etc. I have limited overhang on two sides of my roof, and it was fine until the shingles wore out, then of course I developed a leak, which had nothing to do with overhang, and everything to do with old shingles. I know this conclusively because the leak stopped as soon as I had the house reshingled, despite never changing the overhang.
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