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xusword 02-06-2011 08:56 PM

Inside of the deck a little moist, is it normal
 
Hi

I had my roof done this summer. There has been pretty huge rain and quite a bit of snow this year and I haven't noticed any leaked yet.

As of now, there's a lot of snow on top of my roof. Yesterday, I went into the attic to check on the insulation. I have notices parts of the deck are a little wet. Places where there are ventilation are fine and pretty dry. The only wet part is the inside of the top of the roof. Everywhere else are dry as far as I can tell.

I am not sure if I convey adequately. There are some pictures:

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/_2...8i7M/00983.JPG

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/_2...R5Hs/00984.JPG

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/_2...f-GA/00987.JPG
There's ice on one of the roofing nail. Is it normal?

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/_2...ob0g/00988.JPG



Is this normal? Should I be calling the roofer?

Roofmaster417 02-06-2011 09:26 PM

Looks to me the ice on the nailheads is a good indication that water/snow/ice is backing up under your shingles.I would call.

xusword 02-06-2011 09:42 PM

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Originally Posted by Roofmaster417 (Post 586086)
Looks to me the ice on the nailheads is a good indication that water/snow/ice is backing up under your shingles.I would call.

thank you

Could you tell me what the cause of water backing up and what I would ask him to do? I am just curious and I want to make sure if he comes he would do the right thing.

Also, should water not be dripping through roofing nails? Earlier this year when it was raining pretty hard, I told him that I have seen trace amount of water dropping through his roofing nails and he told me that was normal. Was it poor workmanship?

Roofmaster417 02-06-2011 10:47 PM

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Originally Posted by xusword (Post 586097)
thank you


Also, should water not be dripping through roofing nails? Earlier this year when it was raining pretty hard, I told him that I have seen trace amount of water dropping through his roofing nails and he told me that was normal. Was it poor workmanship?

Well that changes everything.Nope,the object of having a roof is to keep ALL weather AND moisture out.It could be daming and now that you mentioned about his comments pertaining to it being normal for water to seep into your home it could very well be poor workmanship with improper nail placement.Now I would DEFINATELY call him back.Keep these pictures for your records too.If I was the type that was a good one to tell the customer its normal for water to be dripping off my nail heads.Actually your nail heads......now how about that check?:eek: Oh and from your pix it is obvious you are several stages PAST moist on the saturation scale.Although I have seen a little condensation on a nail head and that was because the customers attic door was always open and the cold outside and the forced heat in the attic caused a slight condensation but NOTHING resulting in a constant drip.

Slyfox 02-07-2011 06:42 AM

I wouldn't guess as to why your roof is leaking with out better pictures but there's absolutely something wrong and you should be having it looked at by the roofer.

xusword 02-07-2011 09:55 PM

I live in Toronto, Canada. There is a big amount of snow on the roof right now.

At this point I am worried about mold as a long term affect.

I have called up the roofer and he said that he wouldn't be able to tell what's going on by just looking at the attic and he will have to wait until the weather gets better to check on my roof instead.

I am thinking of getting a second opinion. Is it true that he can't tell what is going on by looking at the attic? After all, it is where the water comes in.

Roofmaster417 02-07-2011 10:33 PM

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Originally Posted by xusword (Post 586721)
I live in Toronto, Canada. There is a big amount of snow on the roof right now.

At this point I am worried about mold as a long term affect.

I have called up the roofer and he said that he wouldn't be able to tell what's going on by just looking at the attic and he will have to wait until the weather gets better to check on my roof instead.

I am thinking of getting a second opinion. Is it true that he can't tell what is going on by looking at the attic? After all, it is where the water comes in.

Anyone can assume or speculate and thats what gives wrong diagnosis for roofing problems.I agree that to find out what the problem is it will have to be looked at topside.When I do interior repairs due to water damage I put a dehumidifier in the attic to assist with the moisture issue.I feel they work great.Although I have never used one to try to remove the moisture under the roof deck.I really don't see how it could hurt.

xusword 02-07-2011 10:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Roofmaster417 (Post 586735)
Anyone can assume or speculate and thats what gives wrong diagnosis for roofing problems.I agree that to find out what the problem is it will have to be looked at topside.When I do interior repairs due to water damage I put a dehumidifier in the attic to assist with the moisture issue.I feel they work great.Although I have never used one to try to remove the moisture under the roof deck.I really don't see how it could hurt.

thanks

I will have to wait until this spring then.

Roofmaster417 02-07-2011 11:32 PM

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Originally Posted by xusword (Post 586748)
thanks

I will have to wait until this spring then.

Hopefully your warranty will still be valid then right? If not I would have them either get with it now or at least get a letter of intent showing that they have intentions on taking care of you when the weather breaks.Always cover your hinney.(Butt) (***)(Arse) :laughing:


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