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Old 03-28-2011, 03:34 PM   #1
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I have posted some pictures of a leak we have on our roof next to the front door. We get some really heavy rain at times here and I can't figure out what is causing the leak. When it snows or is a light rain it wont leak. But when that heavy rain hits we have this leak. I think it might be because the gutter above this area can't keep up with the rain. I wanted to see what you all think. Any help would be great. I posted pictures of the leak and roof with close ups of the area out side where the leak is coming from. Thanks
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It looks like there may be a problem concerning your corner - your cornerpost - an experienced roofer/flasher will be through.
Wait for additional information.
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Where the roof meets the siding is a notorious problem area and if not flashed properly will leak.

I’d remove the vinyl siding where it hit’s the roof and inspect the flashing detail.

Just seeing the hump in the roofing along that area and the lack of a kick out by the corner post says something’s not right.
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Agree, most likely culprit is that siding corner is not flashed properly. While at it I would make sure the whole wall is step-flashed properly. Pretty evident that the wall is the issue though. We see many posts here where the installer did not know how to flash that corner correctly.
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Agree, most likely culprit is that siding corner is not flashed properly. While at it I would make sure the whole wall is step-flashed properly. Pretty evident that the wall is the issue though. We see many posts here where the installer did not know how to flash that corner correctly.

Here is a stupid question..... What do you mean by flashed.
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The pieces of metal we install to transition from the roofdeck up the wall about 4" to maintain watertightness from roofdeck up the wall. Someone who has pictures or drawings readily on their computer may post an example.
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Although, it looks like a problem with the flashing that goes into your
corner post (that's one of the "usual suspects") - you do have a roof overhang above.
Have someone look at the roof above - nail holes, bad flashing on roof
penetrations, etc. -
Consider all the advice posted above.
(Humps under the "step flashing" - the corner under the corner post... )

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Here’s a illustrated article that details it pretty well, be sure to look at all four pages.

http://www.finehomebuilding.com/how-...on-a-roof.aspx

After the step flashing is installed then a weather barrier and then your siding cover it.
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I was curious about the hump next to the wall also. Something strange going on there also. I wouldn't be suprised to see a continuous sidewall just nailed underneath and then shingled over. Based on the mediocre details in the picture there may not be any step flashing under there.
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I was thinking the continuous over the top of the original rotted step they didn’t bother to clean up.
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southernmom!

I'm older, eye's aren't that good - I see that you have something
super-imposed on one of your pictures -
"water comes over gutter right here when we have a really heavy rain" -
can you be more specific, about "right over here".
Upper roof - lower roof.
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I have posted some pictures of a leak we have on our roof next to the front door. We get some really heavy rain at times here and I can't figure out what is causing the leak. When it snows or is a light rain it wont leak. But when that heavy rain hits we have this leak. I think it might be because the gutter above this area can't keep up with the rain. I wanted to see what you all think. Any help would be great. I posted pictures of the leak and roof with close ups of the area out side where the leak is coming from. Thanks
Next heavy rain check the gutter to see if it's backing up then you can rule that out as a problem.But it looks to me like flashing
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Yes!
Also - plugged downspout(s)?
I still don't like the flashing against the wall, and the treatment on/
around the corner post.
Incorrectly pitched gutter(s)?
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I have posted some pictures of a leak we have on our roof next to the front door. We get some really heavy rain at times here and I can't figure out what is causing the leak. When it snows or is a light rain it wont leak. But when that heavy rain hits we have this leak. I think it might be because the gutter above this area can't keep up with the rain. I wanted to see what you all think. Any help would be great. I posted pictures of the leak and roof with close ups of the area out side where the leak is coming from. Thanks
To really trouble shoot the flashing take a water hose up there spray the flashing if it leaks..... winner, winner chicken dinner

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