Conservatory roof leaking

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  1. Longshanks

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    50EE3BA6-9730-4FA8-A2D7-4F8543A4ABF6.jpeg 44785164-04AE-426A-B030-9A119E790CC8.jpeg Hi

    Typical-great timing when everything on hold. First rain for weeks and wife noticed water coming in. It was dripping a fair bit and leak is where we had problems before. (Only area where roof has leaked. Conservatory is just within 10 year contract, so should be able to get someone out. (Are upvc firms still working??) I’ll ring firm tomorrow, but don’t know if they’re still doing maintenance?

    Photo attached. The roof is glass and the leak is parallel with the underside of the white cross section in the photo. I can see there’s some moss there, so probably contributing?

    Your views appreciated.

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    That looks like a jointing piece too me and yes its probably due to the moss build up.
     
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    Thanks. I don’t suppose there’s anything we can do?
     
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    Have you checked at the gutter level that the glass isn't just slipping out?
     
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    Will do.
     
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    I wonder if recent hot weather expansion could have opened various glazing sealings?
    Just saying, i dont know much about glazing.
     
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    The moss won't be helping- it slows the water down which allows water to pool uphill of it and then seep through the seals. If you clear the moss (which used to be an annual maintenance chore with my mothers' conservatory for exactly the same reason) the leak will go away. You may find (if it hasn't been cleaned for a while) that moss or other surface crud has migrated underneath the seals- its a real pain getting it out without damaging the soft seal lips.
     
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    Very helpful!

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