04:29PM | 05/14/05
Member Since: 03/27/05
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What part of the window{s} is the water showing up?

Is the small brow roof imediately above the windows flashed properly...running OVER the shingles? Were "starter" shingles used at the drp edge prior to shingling and does the roof edge extend out at least 3/4 inch past the fascia?

The reason I ask these is because of the photo which shows that someone used damaged shingles, or damaged them at some point. If they were simply used damaged, perhaps the same guy didn't flash the wall correctly...or install "starters",

or didn't stagger the "starters" ..offset from the first row os shingles, or no overhang...etc. These are all little things that "happen" frequently, causing leaks.

I noticed...or it appears, as though a "trim shingle was run horizontally at the top wall, perhaps covering the flashing, or lack of flashing. Anytime I see that I question the knowlege of the person who did it. The flashing should simply run over the top row of shingles, period...NO "trim" shingle. But there's another possibility...perhaps there's an inadequate overlap of the wall flashings if more than one piece was used to flash it.

If there is a wall flashing, and it does run OVER the shingles, and any possible side lap of the flashing is well lapped and sealed...then perhaps it IS your original thought, that being the side rakes where the roof meets the soffit but was never flashed.

IF it ends up being what you thought, you might get by with installing small flashings in each corner, running over the shingles, running up the soffit 4-5 inches. Ideally it would run behind the soffit, but it should work even if it runs on the face of the soffit. If the metal is made to fit snuggly, and shaped to the "planes" of the roof, wall, and soffit, then painted, it could look good as well.'s just a thought.

A roof CAN be your friend


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