Fixing Roof Leaks: Replace Flashing Around Roof Vents to Prevent Roof Leaks

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Tom Kraeutler
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We are experiencing a roof leak in our 5 year old home and are about to replace the ceiling in my daughter's room due to leak damage.  The problem seems to occur when snow, which sits on top of a roofing vent, begins to melt, although I can not confirm this. 

I've contacted our insurance agent who also stated it sounds like the roof vent is the source of the roof leak.  He gave me the name of a local roofer who also stated the same over the phone but said there is not much I can do about the roof leak.

I've looked in the attic numerous times and have not been able to pin point the problem.  Where do I go from here?  The ceiling needs replacing but the leak needs to be addressed before I end up replacing the ceiling twice.  Thanks for your help.

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