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skris

04:58PM | 01/27/02
Member Since: 01/26/02
3 lifetime posts
We recently replaced our Tar and Gravel roof with a poly urethane foam one, assuming that it will fix our leaky roof in the bedroom.
2 weeks after the new roof was installed, it rained hard, and we still had a leak at the same point as before. The difference was that the water was very clear as if it found a direct path from outside.

The roofing company that put the foam roof swore by their product and claim that it was not the roof, but 'something else'. To their credit, when we flooded the roof (by plugging the drain), the roof did not leak. We are trying to determing what the 'something else' is.

We caulked the siding boards (on one side, which are quite old and have some cracks) and the windows (above the wall of the roof on the other side). So far, we haven't had a leak since then, but it also has not rained that hard). We are still concerned that it may be a matter of time before it leaks again, especially with El Nino predicted here in the Bay area for next winter.
We still have many patches in our ceiling that seems to be growing...Any help will be much appreciated!

thanks in advance,

Srinath

rpxlpx

03:10AM | 01/29/02
Member Since: 03/13/00
1674 lifetime posts
I'll share an experience. I spent years trying to find a leak that turned out to be in a window. The problem was that the glass was not sealed to the wood frame of the window and wind-driven rain from one direction would get into the wall and come out around the electrical outlet several feet below.
When you say you sealed the windows, did you seal the edges of the glass?
Hope this helps.

[This message has been edited by rpxlpx (edited January 30, 2002).]

skris

07:48AM | 01/30/02
Member Since: 01/26/02
3 lifetime posts
Thanks for the reply!

No, we did not seal the glass around the frame. We sealed the window frame/wall interface with a sealant. Would you suggest sealing the glass/frame interface too?




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