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Old 04-18-2013, 01:10 PM  
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At bedroom bay window, there is moisture damage in the wooden platform in front of window. (there is a hole in the plateform)
we want to find someone to quote and fix it.
But we don't know which company we should find.
Is any idea about this available?


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Old 04-18-2013, 02:07 PM  
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Getting a quote for this will be difficult at best. You need to have it open up to assess the damage and the cause. This could be a roof leak, poorly installed windows or no venting below the insulation under this deck. This could be as little as changing the deck or a really big deal. For starters I would just a fair size hole in the deck so you could remove some insulation and look at the framing.


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You might be able to find a contractor who is aware of what might be beneath the obvious problem and provide you quote based on repairing the visible problem with a "not to exceed $" clause built into the bid to cover the unkown.
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Is this bay window under a soffit overhang, or was there a roof built for it? If the latter, that would be a place to look, in addition to the potential of condensation causing it. Very common on under-insulated bay windows.
To fix it, obviously the first thin would be to identify the root cause and remedy, and then you'll probably need to add a thin layer/veneer of wood over that seat board since it is more than likely damaged beyond repair.
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http://www.myguardian.com/archives/n...WindowLeak.htm
This report shows water damage below the deck caused by a roof leak, it showed up on the drywall but they had included a storage area which allowed that , normally the well placed vapour barrier will protect the drywall. This deck needs to be opened and inspected.


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