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Old 10-26-2012, 11:24 AM   #1
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Flat roof leaks

the flat roof leaks at the joint to where it meets the dormer wall


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Old 10-26-2012, 01:30 PM   #2
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Flat roof leaks

Hello Rick, welcome to the forums.
I have to admit your post leaves a lot for imagination

There are many here that could offer advice, but need more info.
What is current roofing material now? Does it have tar and gravel on it?
Many different ways to tackle this problem.


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Flat roof leaks

And a picture would sure help.
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Flat roof leaks

..........and, all flat roofs leak........eventually.
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Flat roof leaks

All roofs leak eventually. The only difference between a good roofer and abad one is how long it takes to look.

All roofs need routine maintenance. The difference between a flat and sloped roof is gravity.

A flat roof requires professional installation, or at least a very very very great attention to detail for a DIYer.

You can make a minor mistake on a flat roof and it will leak. You can make a minor mistake on a sloped roof and it might not leak for awhile or might only leak on occasion.

The point I am trying to make is it's not the flat roof's fault that it leaks, it almost always installation error.

What type of roof and what type of wall material? How many layers of roofing material on the roof?
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