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There appears, based on the rust, to be some degradation of the metal and the wall to roof connection. This would indicate to me that it is leaking at the counter flashing detail and then streaming down the panel.
Please send the images you are unsuccessfully uploading to my direct email address: [email protected]
I am going to attempt to troubleshoot the issue further with our developers.
Posting the file "Porch004.jpeg"
Re-uploading "Side.jpeg" as a smaller file size (was originally 3.2MB)
Counter flashing leak evidence
Thanks, Eric. Is there any possible fix (short of deconstructing the whole metal roof)? Perhaps applying some sort of sealant?
I need to see the top side of the roof where it connects to the home and I am not 100% certain that this is the issue, but it is a starting point.
By the way, even during the heaviest of rain storms, that part of the porch remains dry. Does that affect your analysis? And does that type of roofing have a particular name?
Not really. As far as the panel, it could be any number of manufacturers that either don't exist or make that panel.
These type of porch systems were quite local in nature in terms of fabrication and origination.
This is a picture of the roof taken from a window above it. Obviously, one can’t see the metal roof at all from this vantage point, let alone where it is attached to the house. So it seems I have 3 choices: (1) do nothing and treat the porch as it were an open air, no roof deck; (2) remove all of the wood on top of the metal and proceed from there (paying particular attention to where the porch meets the house); or (3) remove only the wood above where the leaks actually are and inspect it there for possible problems. In options 2 or 3, would something as simple as sealant ever be a solution or is that just wishful thinking?
Is that window operable? I really need to see the roof to wall connection in this case.
The window is operable and I just hung outside of it again, but you really can't see anything.
Not sure if you got my reply, Eric because I tried to upload pictures again. They may be too heavy. The window is operable, but it is difficult to see anything from the pics I took.
That is a bit of a mess to be honest. The only way that can be accessed to be fixed is to remove that wood decking and expose the metal below. This is turning into more of a project.
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