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Old 04-11-2011, 07:32 PM   #46
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Yes it does make sense. Sounds like you have a decent guy there. Hope that solves your dilemma.

So you see why we say NO CAULK!! If anyone ever proposes a fix with it, be wary.

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Old 04-11-2011, 07:39 PM   #47
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Yes it does make sense. Sounds like you have a decent guy there. Hope that solves your dilemma.

So you see why we say NO CAULK!! If anyone ever proposes a fix with it, be wary.
Yes I'm glad to know this now! This is our first home so we are still learning. After reading so much about this the past 24 hours (mostly on this site) I was glad to hear him say, when my husband told him he added caulking, "oh no... caulking should never be used on a roof". Even my own dad, who I consider quite handy, advised us to just "get up there with the caulk and go to town".

He also pointed out that the other corner, on the other side of the dormer, does not have the problem because the corner piece had the proper clearance over the roof. So really this entire time, it was the fault of whoever installed the siding (many years before we moved here), and at some point the previous owners went caulk-crazy which just stopped it temporarily.
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Does this sound right? It made sense when he explained it, and he seemed pretty certain this was the problem we have had all along.
Be sure to do the hose test before he leaves.
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Old 04-13-2011, 12:47 AM   #49
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I am NOT trying to be an A**,,but NEXT time try to learn from this experience.Check credentials,insurance,bonds and licensing.

I feel for you because I feel like you were took.

I am in NO WAY trying to belittle you or humiliate you.

BUT,,,be a responsible homeowner and check insurance,bonds and licensing PRIOR to project commencement.

A few investigative actions on your part might have eliminated your post.

ALWAYS insist on verifiable references as well as pix of your contractors workmanship.

Be responsible as a consumer.Do your homework.Check your contractor and pacify your own needs.

Have a qualified contractor performing repairs on you MOST VALUED POSSESSION,,,your home.

Once again I am NOT trying to belittle you OR humiliate you OR put you on public display.

I am merely trying to get you and other homeowners to cover themselves,,,,

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Yes, I understand what you are saying. We did get references and check BBB ratings on anyone we hired. All were licensed and insured, and recommended by a family member/friend as well. With the first guy, while he told us verbally that replacing that portion of the roof would "take care of the leak", our contract just outlined the work he would do - which he did, so he felt he owed us nothing else. We felt like he misled us, and at the very least should have properly diagnosed the leak to begin with.

But yes I agree, we should have made absolute sure the source of the leak was known before we did anything at all (even though the new roof was needed anyway). We assumed (as did the roofers, apparently) that a leak from the ceiling = roof problem. Nobody even mentioned the siding. Many lessons learned here, for sure
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There is a new product coming on the market called X-Seal Acrylic 120. Its an impregnant, similar viscosity to water. No solvents. Is sprayed on with wash gun. Takes minutes to apply and able to take weather within 30 mins of application. You dont need to know where the leak is. It will find it by seeping into the substrate where it cures, filling the void, blocking rain access at the same time consolidating damaged structure. Good for 20years. No mess. No preperation - just make sure application is preceeded with 48 hrs of dry weather. Being anaerobic it cures in the substrate not on the surface. Surface film evaporates off Its cheap and works out at around 12.00 per sq meter.


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There is a new product coming on the market called X-Seal Acrylic 120. Its an impregnant, similar viscosity to water. No solvents. Is sprayed on with wash gun. Takes minutes to apply and able to take weather within 30 mins of application. You dont need to know where the leak is. It will find it by seeping into the substrate where it cures, filling the void, blocking rain access at the same time consolidating damaged structure. Good for 20years. No mess. No preperation - just make sure application is preceeded with 48 hrs of dry weather. Being anaerobic it cures in the substrate not on the surface. Surface film evaporates off Its cheap and works out at around 12.00 per sq meter.

Boy, that sounds great. Where can I get me some of that, Petely?
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It will be available for despatch by the end of this month. It is in the shop which you can see on www.x-seal.co.uk. We are new on this site and am not sure that we can give you our web address. If not please type in on your browser X-Seal.

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