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Old 08-12-2016, 06:31 AM   #21
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Originally Posted by rayinpenn View Post
The 20" by 48" rectangle cut out of my kitchen ceiling is an ever present reminder that my new roof continues to leak.. They have attempted to fix it 4 times. This time they cut the hole in an effort to identify the specific spot leaking. Yep there was moldy insulation up there (now in a plastic bag sitting at the curb) and some evidence of where it was leaking.. Their latest theory is my textured stucco and bad caulking job allowed the water to bypass the step flashing and ice shield. They have carefully re-caulked. Before I lose you yes I know entirely too much about roofs - I'd rather not.

There was a time that this hole would serve to get my blood boiling. Truthfully the roof installation was a hack job I knew it in the first 1/2 hour of the install. Let's leave it "these gents were not finish carpenters" not by a long shot... But let's no go there.. So I calmly look at the hole and wait for rain. Of course lots of "chance of thundershowers" but not real rain in the forecast.
Just grabbed my daily BP pill and swallowed. Ray, you qualify for a special award, given your patience with this.

Guy 1 on roof with pressure washer or hose. Guy 2 in kitchen with ladder and camera. Problem identified, adn fix to come.

I am amazed at how almost every improvement or fix that I've paid for has been less than 100% successful. It is probably a curse to expect perfection, that things won't leak, or blow in the wind.

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