||12-09-2011 08:44 AM
Originally Posted by srusten
It was not Aluma Coating but just the standard Black Fiber Coating used by most Pros. The Roof goes back to the 50s but I did have a Professional recoat the Roof a few years back and I had him install Drip Edge under it also (which may have been a mistake) Unfortunately I'm living on a VA Disability and SS so I can't afford to replace the roof or what I would do is install a Peaked Roof, Flat roofs prone to problems. Since the leak I'm dealing with at present is coming from an Exposed Beam I assume the water is either coming in at the edge and running across the beam OR there is a hole or crack above the beam but have not been able to locate it yetl. I have no choice but to use a sealant to remedy the problem. To sum it up, Flat Roofs Suck as you'll probably agree.
You can not base your opinion on a flat roof from the 50's. All I do is flat roofs so no they do not suck. It's the hacks who think they can install them or people who expect the world out of something. Very similar to the "life time" shingles. Will they really last a life time? No.
I would also venture to say that the top layer is not the original roof. It is more then likely a lay over. The water can be transferring between the layers also.
The "roofer" you hired put a drip edge under the roof? If he did that is a problem, the drip edge should have been installed over the top and then the metal flange stripped in.
If you can post some pictures we could be of more help. Right now we are just shooting in the dark really.