Asked on Aug 7, 2017

HELP Standing Seamed roof leaking!!!

Mike WilliamsonWilliamJean~ wvpoemlady
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. Maybe where joined to add-on rooms the house is very old. Although, two rooms were added at sometime.

The roofing meets at the yellow highlighted areas. They have been sealed and sealed so many times! We still have awful leaks.

The section with the red arrows show the pitch of the original roof and where it meets the slightly pitched roof over the added rooms. (upstairs is a powder room & very small bathroom. The below rooms are a laundry room and utility room.

I REALLY need this fixed! Please, if you have any ideas, let me know. Falling ceilings and trash can to catch the water is horrible!

Would the entire addition-roof have to be torn off? We have no idea how old it is.
7 answers
  • C. D. Scallan
    C. D. Scallan
    on Aug 7, 2017

    I would have the roof replaced before irreparable damage is done to the rest of the home and mold sets in.
  • Mike Williamson
    Mike Williamson
    on Aug 7, 2017

    Does the roofing material overhang the gutters? Are the gutters pitched enough and are they clean and free flowing?
    • Jean~ wvpoemlady
      Jean~ wvpoemlady
      on Aug 7, 2017

      He will have to check that guttering better!!! Thanks. We are getting downpours right now. Its as if it has to gather & then come in. I want my rooms back.
  • 1240839
    1240839
    on Aug 7, 2017

    true about gutters. It may not be roof at all.
  • William
    William
    on Aug 7, 2017

    Water travels. So where it's leaking is not necessarily where the leak is. I would have a roofer who does metal roofs access the condition and where the leaks are. If you have access to an attic space, doesn't look like it, you can trace where the leak is. Another option would be to try and isolate approximately where the leaks are. Have someone run water with a garden hose in different areas of the roof while somebody is inside watching for any leaks to appear. I would hose each separate section of the roof panels one at a time. Possible the standing seams just need to be resealed and crimped. Or it could be the ridge cap. I have found many vent pipe flashing leaks using this technique that people thought were roof leaks.
    • Jean~ wvpoemlady
      Jean~ wvpoemlady
      on Aug 7, 2017

      He is going to go up when this rain stops. As for the attic, we both have see water in the seams but disappears before it hits the lower addition. It looks like a flat roof but does have a slight pitch.

      This is the same picture without the lines etc He said he was going to put new flashing from the top seam, to the bottom where the other roof was attached. The house is about 115 years old. Then he is going to seal every place it is attached and the entire seam on both sides. Then across the roof of the addition.

      I don't know how to thank everyone! At least he is going to try...again!
  • Jean~ wvpoemlady
    Jean~ wvpoemlady
    on Aug 7, 2017

    I'm praying that is it!!!! Thank you!
  • William
    William
    on Aug 7, 2017

    Use this as a project post so we can see what you do. Would help a lot of Hometalkers.
  • Mike Williamson
    Mike Williamson
    on Aug 7, 2017

    Good idea to check the gutters. Water could be dammed up by debris then flowing over the pile of leaves, etc.
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