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 Post subject: My porch roof is leaking
PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2019 5:03 pm 
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My porch roof seems to be susceptible to leakage whenever there is substantial rainfall. The leakage only occurs in a single area on the ceiling edge. After brief inspection I concluded that the roof slant overhangs significantly so there is no leverage for rainwater to adhere to the underside and migrate into the porch.

My assumption is that the roof wasn't sealed effectively or rather there may be a fracture undermining any waterproof sealing in that area, if either is the case what would be the most effective remedy?
I was told that I could try working sealant into the crevices between the tiles surrounding the area directly above the leak.

If anyone has any considered suggestions please do inform me!

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:17 pm 
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zayfoy wrote:
I was told that I could try working sealant into the crevices between the tiles surrounding the area directly above the leak.



I think that's about the worst thing to do as a first attempt at solving the problem.

A properly constructed roof doesn't leak.

Is it a mono pitched roof or are there small hips?

Is the felt under the tiles in good condition and overhanging to the centre of the gutter?

Can you post a pic of the outside?

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The porch roof is duo-pitched.

I've attached an angled image of the right-hand side of the porch (the affected area), and an image of the hang.

Hope they help!


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It's difficult to pinpoint anything from your pics, but I'd be looking first at the underfelt as it looks a bit slapdash, there's a fold at one end and it looks a bit short at the house end, also it stops short under the tiles along the whole length, this will be allowing rainwater to come through the tile joints and possibly creeping back and running inside. I don't like the look of the flashing over the tilehung section either.

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I had my suspicions the pictures weren't going to be very helpful. I have no experience with such things so I'm hesitant to engage such thorough attempts to remedy the defect. If I were to opt for a temporary solution that doesn't require me to take anything apart (until I can find a professional to do so), what would you suggest?

Thank you for your assistance!


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Theres no under eaves tiles fitted, water will get inbetween the gaps of the first row of tiles.

Fit under eaves, fit gutters, redo the verge with a better overhang, and make a better job of the pointing.


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