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Old 04-16-2011, 04:21 PM   #1
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The roof is new, but the leak remains.
Any ideas?
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Old 04-16-2011, 07:39 PM   #2
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Is the leak inside or is the water running down the exterior wall where the rotted area is ?

How many layers ?

Can you take a close up picture of the area the red lines are pointing to ?
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The last foot or so of the roof flattens out too much to be shingled. I can't see what's been done on the roof from the photo, but there should be a membrane or metal "pan" where the roof edge, valley, and chimney flashing converge. There's a lot of water coming to that area moving pretty rapidly and then stalling out before it can leave the roof. In a hard rain, you probably have a little pond in that area.
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That whole corner should have been addressed at the time of the new roof installation.

Remove and replace the curved crown molding
I'll bet there's rot behind that.
See you is right on... a metal pan detail along with a membrane is needed.
I would also question the counter-flashing in the chimney.

Shame on the the roofer
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It's hard to say what's going on from those pictures.

A couple up close from different angles would help.
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To me, the only fix is a redesign of that roof section. That middle gutter has got to be the shortest horizontal length that I have ever seen.

Whoever put in those three gutters couldn't have picked a worse color with no attempt to blend in with the house.

To make it at least aesthetically appealing, I would get rid of the top of that center section (chimney?) and get rid of that curved slope and have just two normal shaped dormers with a long horizontal section in the middle.

Also, I would recommend some nice copper gutters vice those white ones.
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Yes, should put some kind of "cricket/saddle" on the right side of the
chimney - copper pan?! - I&WS.
If copper is "out of the budget" - brown, gutters & downspouts? -
something, other than white. (Copper would look good!)
Looks like a "Accident waiting to happen"! Ouch!
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The roof is new, but the leak remains.
Any ideas?
More pics different angle.... And pick up that hose before someone trips over it
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@handy man88
Yes, should put some kind of "cricket/saddle" on the right side of the
chimney - copper pan?! - I&WS.
If copper is "out of the budget" - brown, gutters & downspouts? -
something, other than white. (Copper would look good!)
Looks like a "Accident waiting to happen"! Ouch!
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yep cricket/saddle is your best bet.....

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