We own a home that is 13 years old. It has vinyl windows
and an asphalt shingle roof.
finish on the home is stucco. Every heavy rain, we get
water coming in from the top of the first-floor windows.
We have had many contractors come out to do work. They
have replaced some windows, replaced some roofing, and
have caulked things nonstop.
has been going on for years, and the builder is now out
of the picture.
contractor tells me something different, and has a
different take on what the problem is.
are at our witís end, and donít know where else to
go or what to do. The issue is still happening, after
all the money we have spent.
let me know what this may be. I just want to move at
this point, but I do not want to leave this issue with
With seller disclosure, it is highly unlikely that any
buyer would be willing to take on such an issue.
few years back, a colleague with an unidentifiable leak
wrote about her success with a fellow who used sensors
and sense to locate it. It cost her $425 to hire him to
find the source of the trouble, but she had already
spent $5,000 on failed contractor attempts to do so.
the link to her story:
Elizabeth Browdy shared her own experience after reading
about a mystery new-roof problem here recently.
roof had been totally replaced by the previous owner a
year before she moved in but developed a foot-long line
of water spots on the ceiling.
my brother got up on the roof and re-caulked all the
vents, and chimney flashing, and thereís been no
problem for two years."
kicker is that the house Browdy had moved from had the
buyer of her old house called to say there were water
spots on the living room ceiling, even though she had
had the roof replaced only a year before.
had the new owner call the roofing company that did the
problem, same solution.