04:23AM | 12/09/03
Member Since: 12/08/03
3 lifetime posts
After reading mmany posts on this message board. I thought someone might be able to help me. I have a 3 1/2 yr old house with a very steep roof that I cannot get on. I was in the attic last night getting down X-mas decorations and noticed a water spot on the fron side of the roof. The water spot fanned down and got larger as it approached the floor. There were also drips. I had noticed when I got down some of the boxes that they had dried up drip marks on them. It would seem to me that this would not be a ventilation problem since it is confined to one area???? Can anyone help? Is it a leak in the roof? We had just had a big wet snow a couple days before.


Jim D

11:21PM | 12/09/03
Member Since: 01/06/01
345 lifetime posts
Jeffeddy - hi, since we're "neighbors" I'm wondering if your roof needed any repairs after Hurricane Isabel blew through? From what you can see by standing outside, are there any roof tiles missing or damaged in the area near/around where you think the leak may be? Did you venture up into the attic area after the storm and did you see any of these water marks at that time?

It does sound like a small roof we're about to see some more rain/snow within the next week or so, you may want to go back up in there when it is raining and take a look. (If you get snow, you'd want to check when you see the sun melting it off. Plan to spend a few minutes up there, watching patiently.) It might help you locate any hole in the roof, or it may help you see how the water seems to be coming in.

Hopefully, you'll be able to see where the water's coming from and that'll help you get it fixed. Happy Holidays to you and yours, and to all the folks on the website! Jim D/Heathsville, VA



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