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leaking roof valley?

Discussion in 'Roofing and Guttering' started by Newby2, 2 Jan 2014.

  1. Newby2

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    Following the heavy rain recently when I got into the loft I found that some felts along the edges of 2 wood planks are wet.

    From the positions, I suspect there may be leaks in the roof valley where two slopes meet and there are no tiles (it is lead I suppose?). But I am not 100% sure.

    Can anyone provide some suggestions as to where to look and how to repair it? If I get a roofer, roughly how much the cost of this kind of job? My house is a detached 4-bed built in 90s.

    Thanks a lot.
     
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    Well Aberdeen is fare hike from here $5000 :LOL:
     
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    It may not be a fault but simply a build up of debris in the valley causing it spill over the sides. So the first course of action is to inspect the valley externally and make sure it is clear. A pair of binoculars comes in handy if you can get a direct view.
     
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    The extreme weather we have been getting can cause wind driven rain to enter parts of the roof where in normal circumstances it would never happen.

    Wait till the storms subside and see if it dries out.
     
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    Duplicate.
     
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