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Old 07-13-2012, 08:00 AM  
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Really needed pictures taken from the roof not the ground, we know there the leak is showing, we need to be able to see how it's getting in, not out.

What did they use for roofing material?



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Thanks for you observation of the patio. The gutter is screwed up a little because when I climbed up there, I knocked out one of the nails. Plus, he used the gutter that was originally on before the patio. I did that to try to save some money but it came up about a foot short. The board across is actually a beam but you can't see the full picture of it unless your on the other side of the patio. The main screw up I see is not having the fireplace flashed and the siding remove. I'm thinking that siliconing the top of the fireplace behind the siding might help but If that does not work I'll have to get a roofing contracter to look at it. Plus, I'm in need of replacing the roof given the fact that it is seventeen years old and showing substantial granules lost.



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I'll try to get some pictures tomorow. We have been getting a ton of rain and flooding out here so I'm having a hard time going up and getting pictures from up on the roof. From the top, you can't see anything but there is water on the very top of the fireplace that just sits there. My guess is that it is going down the four corners of the siding. The roof is shingles and they used the radiant barrier board below. Everything else on the patio seems fine as far as no leaks and drainage flow. I think the major screw up is not taking the siding out and putting in flashing.

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I'm thinking that siliconing the top of the fireplace behind the siding might.

Silicone is not flashing and silicone is not a good exterior caulk.
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If you Google "how to check the pitch of a roof" and check your's I'd bet it's no more then a 3-12 pitch. I'd be surprized it's even that much.
Shingles should never have been installed on a roof pitch that low.

If you go around and check almost every other DIY site there's people on every one of them with the exact same problum your having.
Most go on and on about trying to deal with the man that built it, then tell us all about try to caulk it. All the while the roof keeps leaking and causing damage.
The only ones I've seen stop leaking are the ones the the whole thing gets redone correctly.
A roof like yours should have had a one piece membrane type roof like EPDM or a metal roof because of the low slope.
If you also Google "flashing a chimmney" you see how it should have been done.
There never ever should be standing water sitting on a chimmney crown.

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I already fixed the problem. It was the corner of the chimney cap that was leaking which ran down the corner into the inside of the patio. I just silconed it but I will eventually have to replace the chimney cap.



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