Leaking Roof - Roofing/Siding - DIY Home Improvement | DIYChatroom

Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Roofing/Siding


Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-13-2010, 10:27 AM   #1
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 21
Rewards Points: 10

leaking roof

I have had alot of problems with ice dams this year. Found out my insulation is poor and venting is not in good shape all of them are falling daown. Having attic reinsulated on wed. Anyways woke up this am and found out my roof is leaking. I did have the ice dams removed last weekend thinking maybe that was a mistake. went into atic found were water is leaking in, but roof is full of ice again. how do I find the leak on the outside and if I do find it what can i do to fix it till the spring. The water is actually leaking in between the wall and must be collecting on the window framing in the wall then leaking in . I do not see any signs of it leaking through the celling. Please help!!!



couchguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2010, 04:43 PM   #2
Grumpy's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Chicago
Posts: 614
Rewards Points: 552
Send a message via AIM to Grumpy Send a message via MSN to Grumpy Send a message via Yahoo to Grumpy

A tarp may be your only solution until you can have the roof permanently fixed. If there is ice between the layers of roofing, it's not likely you can do anything with it until the ice melts.

As for cleaning ie off the roof, it's real ez to damage a roof cleaning ice off of it. The only way to be 100% sure not to damage the roof in any way is to use warm water. I fix alot of roofs in spring that the landscapers and handymen ruin.

As for how to permanently repair it, well that all depends on what the actual cause of the leak is.


-Grumpy http://www.illinoisroofinspections.com
The information found in this post is not to be considered legal advice. The author of this post takes no responsibility for any losses that occur. Use at your own risk.
Grumpy is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
low slope roof want stop leaking kaju Roofing/Siding 22 09-14-2012 12:19 AM
Is there anything I could apply to drywall/plaster to determine if roof is leaking? kardplayer2k Roofing/Siding 5 02-07-2010 10:02 PM
Tile+Asphalt Roll Roof leaking - Opinion on what to do brookbphx Roofing/Siding 5 01-06-2009 06:51 AM
Flat roof questions, advice, ballpark estimate JerryH Roofing/Siding 18 11-07-2008 04:08 PM
New 1yr Townhome with Leaking Roof! sijunk Roofing/Siding 9 08-08-2008 03:50 PM

Top of Page | View New Posts


Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1