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Old 08-04-2010, 02:42 PM   #1
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I am wondering if anyone can make suggestions about how to find the source of a leak coming from the top of a slider style window into my house.

It only happens when it is very windy and raining hard. It is a new development that seems to have started after I had the brick moldings replaced.

I have had the window caulked repeatedly since the problem started so I don't think that would be the solution. One contractor said that a small piece of flashing on the roof near the gutter was improperly installed and may be the source, but the flashing has been like that forever.

I should probably also mention that the location of this window is near the point where the first story roof meets the aluminum siding of the two story part of the house.

I have had 3 contractors here without any success. Two were not interested in the work. I'm not sure if the job was too small or too difficult for them.

Any input on what to do and/or who to call would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.


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Old 08-04-2010, 04:40 PM   #2
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Get out there with a hose or pressure washer and systematicly start low and slowly work your way up the wall and onto the roof if needed with someone on the inside looking.

You should find the leak.

Posting a “stand back” picture here would help too.


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Old 08-04-2010, 06:10 PM   #3
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Thanks a lot for your help. I'll get that picture as soon as I can.
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Old 08-04-2010, 07:13 PM   #4
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Pics would help, for sure. This homeowner asked me to troubleshoot a "roof leak" for him. It turns out, it was more of a siding issue and nothing to do with the roof. It's likely there could be issues that have nothing to do with the brick molding, or it may very well be the brick molding.

Three guys tried to fix that leak before I did. It's been 2 years now and the homeowner loves me.
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