Guest User
10/29/2010
We had a porch roof that was leaking. We were told we should put on a metal roof. We put a metal roof on the whole house. It starts at the peak and goes all the way to the end of the porch. The roof still leaks. We have been unable to find the leak and now have damage inside again. What could the problem be?
Nate Libbey
10/29/2010
DD, Without seeing the roof, or at least photos, it would be hard to know. Can you upload any photos of the roof?
Info @windowsonwashington.net
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10/29/2010
More details would be helpful. Leaks during rain, after, anytime. How come your roofer cannot identify it?
Todd Miller
Classic Products, Inc.
11/1/2010
Feel free to send photos to me at [email protected]
Guest User
11/7/2010
Here is a picture of the roof. It is leaking in the porch although I know it is hard to trace where a leak is coming from. We had a guy roof it who had put up metal buildings for two of our neighbors. We have contacted him about the leak. He came out once but said he couldn't see where it was leaking and we haven't been able to get him to return our calls since then. It is hard to say for sure if it leaks every time it rains as this is a second home for us so we are not always there but we have mildew in the porch.
Info @windowsonwashington.net
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11/7/2010
You have 3 different elevations emptying into one area. I would start looking at the valley details and work back from there.
Nate Libbey
11/10/2010
The porch appears to be far too low of a slope for this type of metal roofing. If I am seeing the 3/4", 9" between rib panels I believe them to be, they are not reccommended on roofs with less than a 3:12 or 2.5:12 slope. Even on those slopes you still want to put sealant between every lap. Add that to the extreme amount of snow you appear to get in your area, and it could be leaking anywhere - Between panel laps, where the roof hits the wall, where it changes pitch from the steeper slope, or about anywhere.
Info @windowsonwashington.net
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11/10/2010
Excellent advice Nate.
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