Roof Replacement and
Roof Repair Specialist(703) 475-2446
Hi this is Steve from Roofer 911.
I'm at a home in Arlington, Virginia. When you see the mark right over here, the damage to the drywall, that's where the water has settled and the leak is originating from the ridge bed right up there at the crease.
Whenever there is a heavy downpour or driving rain, the water is getting underneath the ridge bed because it was never waterproofed properly. Then the water travels down the roof in between the shingles and the felt and wherever the water finds an opening, like a tear in the felt, that's where it will settle.
So the husband opened up this ceiling which was a very good idea. It prevented any more water from going down and settling inside the wall.
I wanted to show you, okay here's my infrared. Where you see the dark blue right there, that's where the water has settled and you can see by him opening it up - wow there's a little spot right there too. You can see that there's no water damage inside the wall. Where you see the dark blue dots that's cold air that's seeping in through the sides of the gutter spikes.
Let me show you something. Now here's the source. That's up at the ridge, right below the crease. So what we need to do is remove the ridge vent. Once it's removed then we're going to seal the deck heavy with polyurethane and then we're going to press and fasten the ridge vent right into the ceiling and into the rafters. Then we'll reseal all of the fasteners. Once we're done this leak will be permanently stopped.
If you have any questions, again my name is Steve from Roofer 911, and I can be reached at 703-475-2446/ Thank you.
Roofer911 provides roof repair services in Fairfax County, VA and all areas of Northern Virginia.
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