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needadvice1

11:44AM | 02/13/10
Member Since: 02/06/10
6 lifetime posts
The roofers came out and said this is not a roof problem. The most likely cause is condensation behind the siding. I am being told that there is probably a void in the insulation. When the cold air outside is meting the void in the insulation from the warm house, condensation is formed. I am in the process of trying to find a company with an infrared camera. Using the camera will give me an idea of where the void is located. Once the void is located I will be able to have insulation pumped into that area. Hopefully this will correct the problem. As always I am open for suggestions.

Answers to oddballs questions:

-I don't have a humidifier

-A/C is not in the attic

-The leaking is not showing up inside anywhere including that window. It seems to now only be running down under both sides of that window.

-It is a pretty new house so I believe that the bathroom vents are all being vented correctly

-I don't believe that the roofing nails are rusty.

OddBall

01:44PM | 02/13/10
Member Since: 11/10/06
138 lifetime posts
By the info you just gave me, I strongly suggest you have the top of that window tested with a hose. I don`t see any drippings comming out of the sillplate onto the foundation concrete at the bottom. I can`t see the water getting through the house wrap underlayment to the back of the siding either.

In any case, let me know what`s discovered !!

needadvice1

03:05PM | 02/13/10
Member Since: 02/06/10
6 lifetime posts
Would this whole thing start when we have not received any moisture if it were the window? I guess that is the thing that it puzzling me the most, this started when we had not received any rain, snow, moisture at all in over a month. How do I go about testing the window with the hose? Thanks!

OddBall

09:27AM | 02/15/10
Member Since: 11/10/06
138 lifetime posts
Now there you go,...throw a wrench in the mix !!

No, I don`t think leak now. Maybe a bee hive, I seen that happen before, exterminator kills the bees, the hive leaks later, it`s just that it`s too much for condensation that I`ve seen happen. Ya never know till you start taking siding off and that`s the last step.

Let the hose trickel on one corner and see if it comes out the other side. But I`m shying away from that now.

It`s not a big deal to remove the siding, just have the correct paint for after. Keep me posted, I`m interested !!

needadvice1

06:54AM | 03/21/10
Member Since: 02/06/10
6 lifetime posts
So I finally found the cause of my leaking siding and it was of course the most obvious cause, the upstairs shower. Water has a weird way of traveling especially when it can follow studs and come out in an area that does not seem to be obvious.

I found the source by hiring a guy that uses infrared technology. He used an infrared camera to detect the moisture and found that the source of the moisture was right under the upstairs bathroom window. The window is inside my upstairs shower (thank for that great idea by the builder)

For anyone having this problem, mysterious leaking siding, I would recommend finding someone in your area that uses infrared---it was under $200.00 and worth the price so I did not have to start ripping everything up to find the cause.

macarmody

07:33PM | 03/05/12
Member Since: 03/05/12
2 lifetime posts
I have the same problem and am just as stumped. To the person who asked about the humidifier the problem seems to have stopped since I turned down the humidifier. Could this have been the cause? Have Roofers and insurance adjusters baffled.

macarmody

04:52PM | 03/15/12
Member Since: 03/05/12
2 lifetime posts
Update . . . my humidifier on my furnace was set to 35%. When the weather turned very cold I saw quite a bit on condensation on the window as well as the bleeding on the siding. Since I turned down/off the humidifier and cleaned the siding I have had to more bleeding. Keeping my fingers crossed.

usgetters

02:45AM | 04/30/12
Member Since: 04/23/12
6 lifetime posts
Hmm, I'm not sure what that could be. We had problems with our gutters that ended up causing drips inside of our house, but not on the siding

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06:45PM | 01/24/13
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