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Old 09-08-2011, 08:33 PM  
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hi all. i don't know what type of room material was used but its leaking in the house 1st and 2nd floor. maybe some brick work is needed as well. can anyone comment on what type of roof this is, the quality of workmanship, and the materials and technique needed to repair.
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Looks to be a modified roof with a silver coat roof sealer.
The workmanship around the brick is very poor quality.
If you're leak is in that area that will be the most likely cause.
The brick area needs to be counter flashed with metal cut into mortar joints for proper seal.
Hard to tell about other areas.


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Old 09-22-2011, 10:01 AM  
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Thanks for your reply. I had a mason come and do some pointing around the exterior of the house. He later went on the roof and smeared a full bucket of bulldog flashing cement all over the bricks. He assured me that my roof will never leak again. What are your thoughts on the matter ? BTW I looked at other houses that are attached and no one has metal on their roof. Thanks in advance

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Thank you very much for your advice. Very much appreciated.

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Good information, thanks for sharing. You roof hasn't leaked again has it?

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Is there any materials besides sheet metal that can be used for this type of flashing?

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So far so good but I'm not holding my breath, as I have read that roofing cement does not last a long time. Now my question would be - should I be concerned about mold with all the moisture trapped in there?

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Anywhere that there is moisture and air flow, you can have mold. Whether its dangerous mold or not is hard to tell unless you get some sampling done. Just keep an eye open and if you notice any difficulties in breathing, head aches, nausea, etc, then I would recommend a mold inspection. Otherwise you should be fine unless you start to smell the mold. If you'd rather not chance it, and you can't physically see the area then have mold inspection done of the area. They usually shouldn't cost more than $150 to $200.



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