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virtualmert 12-30-2007 05:53 PM

Help My Roof is Leaking!
 
My roof has been leaking for awhile, I couldn't get up there in my small crawlspace so today I cut a hole in my roof to see what was going on:

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now obviously this is a big deal, i have a friend of the family coming over tomorrow to look at it, but how serious is it? it seems to be leaking between the cracks of the sheathing boards, some of which are pretty rotten. the joists and beams seem fine, solid as a rock. can you just replace that secion? or does the whole roof have to be ripped up?

Bondo 12-30-2007 07:41 PM

Ayuh,.......

Your Problem is on the Outside,.... The Roofing is Leaking.......
Any Repairs needed will be done from the Outside......

Well,........
Except for fixing that new hole in your Ceiling............

troubleseeker 12-30-2007 09:19 PM

This looks like more than a leak. I would call it more like total roof failure from the pics. From the extent of damage it looks like, it seems to be a flat roof deck, is it.? I would do no less than strip the whole roof and assess the damage to the decking and framing. Looks like lots of deck replacement at best, and some extended drying time before closing the space up again.

virtualmert 12-30-2007 10:46 PM

its not a flat roof, it is angled, not sure on the pitch, its not real steep. the boards i can see farther up the roof look like they are in a lot better shape, this is right on the edge above a window.

Bondo 12-31-2007 11:41 AM

Quote:

can you just replace that secion? or does the whole roof have to be ripped up?
Ayuh,.........

Without knowing What's on the Outside,+ Whether It needs Replacing,.......
This whole thing is kinda moot........
Until you Stop the water, Before it penetrates the Roofing,.....
There's Nothing that can be done Inside.......

Once the Roofing is Removed, the decking can be repaired in the areas that need it,....
Then New Roofing can be installed.....

redline 12-31-2007 11:47 AM

Can you post a photo of the exterior roof shingles where this leak is?

virtualmert 12-31-2007 11:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by redline (Post 84232)
Can you post a photo of the exterior roof shingles where this leak is?


yeah i can post one later when i get home from work.

the shingles are new from right b4 we bought the house.

from what i understand, finding out where the water is coming from is the tricky part?

redline 12-31-2007 11:56 AM

The roof was installed before you bought the home.

How long ago did you buy the home?

virtualmert 12-31-2007 12:05 PM

about 2.5 years ago i guess, supposedly the roof had a three year warrenty.

redline 12-31-2007 12:09 PM

Do you have a written warranty?

Does the roof currently have snow/ice on it?

Does the roof have shingles or is this a membrane style roof?

virtualmert 12-31-2007 12:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by redline (Post 84245)
Do you have a written warranty?

Does the roof currently have snow/ice on it?

Does the roof have shingles or is this a membrane style roof?

my wife is looking for what paperwork we have as we speak.

no snow or ice yet.

its the asphalt shingles, or whatever they are made of.

redline 12-31-2007 12:18 PM

Do you know if this was a re-roof or was the old roof torn off down to the wood and replaced?

If it is only 2 years old then this newer roof should not be leaking.

Is there a chimney or other type of roof penetration near/above this leak?

virtualmert 12-31-2007 12:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by redline (Post 84247)
Do you know if this was a re-roof or was the old roof torn off down to the wood and replaced?

If it is only 2 years old then this newer roof should not be leaking.

Is there a chimney or other type of roof penetration near/above this leak?

thats what we are trying to figure out, it was presented to us as a "new roof" we want to find the paperwork to see what work was actually done, i remember looking at it, but i dont remember what it said.

there is a chimney, but it does not penetrate the roof.

redline 12-31-2007 12:30 PM

Did you hire the roofing contractor or did the previous owner have the roof installed?

virtualmert 12-31-2007 12:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by redline (Post 84255)
Did you hire the roofing contractor or did the previous owner have the roof installed?


previous owner.


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