Hello guys and gals, i have a leak that just started last week and i was looking for some direction. I searched here through 4 pages of vent talk which helped a ton, but also confused me some.
I have two metal "slanted box type vents" on the back side of my roof. I recently noticed my tile ceiling looked wet and sagging on a few tiles so i touched it and my finger almost went through.
I went in the attic and couldnt find any sign of water so i went outside and noticed the vent was about 3-4' above the leak so i knew where it was imediately. Back to the attic i went and sure enough found the leak at the vent...
1) I've read conflicting opinions on whether i should put sealant around the top and sides of the vent. Some say no, some say yes???
2) Here's a tricky question, should i replace the other one that isn't leaking, or should i stay by my old motto of "if it ain't broke dont fix it"?
They both look beaten and weatherd, so i can only imagine it will leak eventually(soon). The leaky vent is over the tile ceiling, the other one is over the kitchen area where we have popcorn ceiling that i really do not want to fix the popcorn. (Replacing a few ceiling tiles that i already have seems ok to me, popcorn fix sounds like no fun)
Thanks for reading this book, hope i didn't bore anyone but any help/advice/concerns would be greatly appreciated!!