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freddyream 09-11-2013 09:30 PM

How can i fix this properly?
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I've been researching my roof leak, and I can't find a clear answer. I've been on this forum for a while now, and this is my first post. I have got some good advice from here, I hope someone can help.

nealtw 09-11-2013 11:27 PM

How many leaks do you have? I would think you will need some structure work to be done and re-roof most of this. With out looking to hard we can see 8 or 10 areas of concern. Or are looking for ways to just stop a leak for now?

CallMeVilla 09-12-2013 12:00 AM

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OMG ... Where can we start???

Pic #3, #5, #6 and #7 are astonishing. Perfect way to create a catch corner where water can pile up. Who designed that mess?? I would consider adding a vertical wall under the fascia to stop water infiltration and add flashing as needed. Add an additional trough to the fascia to keep all roof water away from the lower intersection on the right.

Just a start ...

oldognewtrick 09-12-2013 04:08 AM

Freddy, from the photos it looks like there is no quick and easy solution. I can see a lot of evidence of quick and easy fixes. There isn't one thing I can see that was installed properly from placement of vents, lack of vent, wall flashings, use of exposed roof cement, shingles on to low of a slope...

My suggestion would be to find a reputable roofing contractor who can provide you with proper materials, flashings and expertise to have a functional roof system.

The biggest thing we see in premature roof failures is not failure of roofing materials but the misapplication of the materials. Time to start over from square one on this one. Wish I had better advise.

And remember the best value in not the cheapest price.

freddyream 09-12-2013 04:40 AM

Thanks for all your replies. The previous owner was the genius behind this mess. He converted the carport into a living room. I ripped out the walls right under that part of the roof and it is a complete disaster. That explains why I couldn't find anything close to compare my leak against. Nobody in their right mind would do it like that. Thanks again.

nealtw 09-12-2013 06:11 AM

So likely you have rot that needs to be delt with and structure changes, are you thinking of doing the woork yourself?

freddyream 09-12-2013 07:17 AM

Yes, I was going to attempt it. I really have no other choice. Got to try and keep my family safe.

nealtw 09-12-2013 05:46 PM

So before we get to the garage was that a porch that was closed in? If it is how is the foundation condition on that addition? is the ceiling level on the inside? Does it have venting above insulation?

freddyream 09-14-2013 03:41 PM

Sorry it took so long to reply, the carport was inclosed. It has a level concrete foundation. There is 3 whirlybird vents on the roof, and it has blanket insulation, which is in pretty good shape. Now the wall, between the carport is another story. I'll post a picture in a little bit

nealtw 09-15-2013 01:45 AM

I can see the problem with garage to house wall. The garage roof looks to be not bad if you don't look at the vents and things and lack of flashing. The main house has roof pitch near 12/12 which is great and the garage has something like 6/12 which is also not bad. The problem is the other flat section that should have bean fixed when the garage was attached. I do have some suggestions for that but first I would like to know your skill set and the condition of the room below it

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