Leaking roof - Shingles laid correctly?

Discussion in 'Roofing and Siding' started by Reelsix, Oct 24, 2018.

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  1. Nov 6, 2018 #21

    nealtw

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    A leak can promote mold and rot and all kinds of damage can happen especially if the attic does not have proper venting. But that is why you want to get after a leak right away. You need to find and honest broker, inspector or some one to look it over, to estimate the expected remaining life of the roof, inspect the inside of the attic for water damage, wet insulation and the appropriate venting.
    Some roofers would give you good advice but some will just try to sell you stuff so maybe a home inspection company.
     
  2. Nov 7, 2018 #22

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    I will repeat my observation as it has not been addressed.
    It looks like the first course shingles on the far side of the valley (view 21) are installed parallel to the valley, the joints will catch water.
     
  3. Nov 8, 2018 #23

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    Eddie, those view numbers are are the view count for each image. they are in the 40's & 50's now. Which image are you referring to? I'm guessing ''Right Detail Problem Area''.
     
  4. Nov 9, 2018 #24

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    Sorry that I made that mistake on the views. It's the bottom left detail, the first course of valley shingles on the right. I've never seen shingles installed that way before?
     
  5. Nov 9, 2018 #25

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    Like this
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  6. Nov 9, 2018 #26

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    I've seen them like this more and more. Installers to lazy to cut and tip the valley. They are prone to leaking because the butt joints don't seal.
     

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