1. Visiting from the US? Why not try DIYnot.US instead? Click here to continue to DIYnot.US.
    Dismiss Notice

Flat roof leaking at L joint.

Discussion in 'Roofing and Guttering' started by baronation, 9 Feb 2019.

  1. baronation

    baronation

    Joined:
    28 Nov 2012
    Messages:
    9
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Location:
    Belfast
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    So about 8 months ago we replaced our kitchen extension felt flat roof with a new rubber roof after a small leak developed. Everything was fine, until this morning when 6 damp spots appeared on the kitchen ceiling under where the flashing is that connects the extension to the rest of the house.

    I'm going to call the roofer first thing on Monday, does anybody know if this is a simple fix with maybe some sealant or replacement of flashing, or am I for a major problem? _20190209_170712.JPG
     

    Attached Files:

  2. HERTS P&D

    HERTS P&D

    Joined:
    9 Apr 2010
    Messages:
    8,446
    Thanks Received:
    1,196
    Location:
    Hertfordshire
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    A picture looking at the roof would help.

    Andy
     
  3. baronation

    baronation

    Joined:
    28 Nov 2012
    Messages:
    9
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Location:
    Belfast
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Yea, that might help. I'll get one tomorrow in daylight.
     
  4. baronation

    baronation

    Joined:
    28 Nov 2012
    Messages:
    9
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Location:
    Belfast
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    I've uploaded some photos of where I think the problem might be, it looks like the water has got in under the flashing where it joins the rubber roof. I'm not going to try to fix it myself, I'll happily pay somebody!
     
  5. catlad

    catlad

    Joined:
    29 Jul 2011
    Messages:
    3,524
    Thanks Received:
    472
    Location:
    Lancashire
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    That's a lot of lead for a rubber roof!
     
  6. baronation

    baronation

    Joined:
    28 Nov 2012
    Messages:
    9
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Location:
    Belfast
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    So the roofer was out today, looks like the problem is the render on the house, it's cracked and the rain is getting in through the cracks and seeping down behind the flashing and roof. The roofer will fill the cracks in the render and move the flashing further into the render (if that makes sense). That was the lead was already there from the old felt roof.
     
  7. DIYnot Local

    DIYnot Local

    Joined:
    3 Sep 2019
    Country:
    United Kingdom

    If you need to find a tradesperson to get your job done, please try our local search below, or if you are doing it yourself you can find suppliers local to you.

    Select the supplier or trade you require, enter your location to begin your search.


    Are you a trade or supplier? You can create your listing free at DIYnot Local

     
Loading...

Share This Page