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xrayeddie 04-01-2014 05:42 PM

Double wide roof leak
I have a roof leak on a 2 year old 32x80 double wide. It is only on one end but on both sides so I am guessing it starts at the very top where the 2 halfs come together but cannot find anything wrong on the roof. It is getting worse with every rain.:help: It shouldn't be rocket science but I just cannot find where the leak is.

nealtw 04-01-2014 05:45 PM

Welcome to the site. Not covered by warrentee?

xrayeddie 04-01-2014 06:03 PM

Went out after the first year.

oldognewtrick 04-01-2014 06:27 PM

Carefully lift the corners of the ridge cap and look at the nails that hold the cap on and see if they are rusted. also check for shingle tabs that are loose and lift from the bottom edge. One other thing... be careful walking on the roof cause gravity always win.

One last thing, :welcome: to House Repair Talk!

xrayeddie 04-01-2014 06:50 PM

Thanks for your reply. I am a 64 yo radiologic technologist(xray tech) and when it comes to things like this I am a really good xray tech ( for 45 years). Any way the leak is about a foot from the wall halfway down the ceiling on the east side and (large brown spot that is getting more smaller spots around it ) and a fist size spot on the west side right where the ceiling meets the wall but doesn't seem to be getting any worse.

oldognewtrick 04-01-2014 07:01 PM

Have you been on the roof to look at the area? Is there any plumbing vent pipes or maybe an electrical weather head or a roof vent near where it's leaking?

xrayeddie 04-01-2014 07:29 PM

The nearest vent or anything is about 20 feet away towards the middle. I have been all over that end of the roof and did not see anything out of the ordinary. Thanks, I will be up there again this weekend to inspect again.

oldognewtrick 04-01-2014 07:33 PM

If you are uncomfortable getting on the roof, I would try and find a roofer to come out and take a look. Most roofing companies don't charge for a estimate. It may be just a simple fix like a lifted or broken tab.

xrayeddie 04-01-2014 08:17 PM

Not uncomfortable at all getting on the roof and walking around just frustrated at not finding the leak.

nealtw 04-01-2014 08:34 PM

Expand the search sideways, it can really travel before it shows up.

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