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  1. Roofing/Siding
    We just had heavy rain and strong wind the whole night. This morning, my wife noticed a leak coming from the vent grills from the ceiling. I removed the cover and inspected, dry wall is dry, and leak seems to be directly from the vent. Is it possible that the rain got in the vent hood because...
  2. Roofing/Siding
    I discovered that the plumbing vent has an opening that goes right through the roof and there's water stain on the attic floor. I suspect the gasket (rubber?) that seals it has deteriorated? This is a 3rd floor roof, I have no intention of getting on the roof myself, do you think I can seal it...
  3. Roofing/Siding
    We noticed a small roof leak during the current winter storm in Texas. Went into the attic and apparently and old vent is leaking from buildup of condensation turning into ice. Big box stores around me (central Texas) don't seem to carry ones that look the same. Can I replace it with one of...
  4. Drywall & Plaster
    I bought a moisture meter after my entire roof sheathing was wet, insulation wet, drywall wet. I thought it was over. Yesterday I took down a picture that had a paper museum quality backing on it and had moisture marks, although dry. So I took out my Klein moisture meter. Great! The walls looked...
  5. Roofing/Siding
    The leak is either from the space directly under the coping that sits on the brick wall connecting my house with the next row house. I am going to caulk this area but am not sure if I shouldn’t use a flash mate silicone sealant or a polyurethane caulk based on a video recommendation. The...
  6. Roofing/Siding
    Hi, and thank you for your help. We've owned this 1940s house for 3 years, and it needs some maintenance we can't actually afford. One area that must have attention is the front porch roof, which is leaking. Two slow, small drip-type leaks, and a third leak that is large and has caused damage...
  7. Roofing/Siding
    This is a pretty clear cut case of a roof leaking through nail holes, right? The roofer wants to do a 'hose test' where he runs a hose on the roof to see if water comes through. He's being kind of cagey about owning up to this being his problem. This roof was installed 2 years ago and the roof...
  8. Roofing/Siding
    Help! I need advice on how to proceed. We are having a complete roof replacement. Monday they tore off the old roof and laid down new OSB and felt. Monday night it rained. No tarps wrote down, as the rain was a surprise. I have discovered an inch or two of water in my porch light (which...
  9. Roofing/Siding
    I am having a roof leak, so I went up to the attic and saw water dripping from a gap between roof boards about a quarter inch downhill from a nail that is sticking through the board. It turns out the nail is securing the apron flashing below the front of a dormer (see picture), so I am...
  10. Roofing/Siding
    "New" old house ice dams, roof leaks Hello, This spring I purchased a small home built in 1946. (Basement, main floor, and attic that has been converted into a master bedroom with dormer.) During the inspection it was noted that there was evidence of water stains on the main floor tongue and...
  11. Project Showcase
    Here's a repair I did on the drywall and popcorn ceiling at a condominum complex that I have the contract to do all of their drywall and painting work for in Cape Canaveral, FL. The water damage was caused by a roof leak during a Tropical Storm .
  12. Roofing/Siding
    Hi. My back porch is a freaking mess:boat:. It just started with a drip and now with all this rain, there are like 50 drips going on. I ripped the ceiling apart so I could contain the water better and it helped, but I need to fix this problem and unfortunately hire someone. (My dad thinks...
  13. Roofing/Siding
    Last night's rain caused my first leak! I just bought my home this summer so I'm new to the roof leaks. I have a small addition off of my kitchen and I believe the leak is happening above where the roof of the addition meets the outside wall of the second floor of my home. I was up there this...
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