Find the Source of a Leaky Roof
LESLIE: Virginia in Michigan has got a leaky roof. Tell us about the problem.
VIRGINIA: In 1994, I had a new roof put on.
VIRGINIA: And we had a really bad storm and my roof leaked but they can’t seem to find anything that was wrong with it.
TOM: So it only leaked this one time and you’ve never had a problem with it before?
TOM: It’s probably wind-driven rain that came, you know, in some angle and pushed up under some portion of the roof and into the house.
TOM: But where did it show up in the house?
VIRGINIA: In my bedroom.
TOM: In your bedroom. Hmm. Well, I’ve got to tell you, I would tend to maybe want to live with it a little bit, maybe through the next couple of rainstorms, to see if it happens again. If it does, I can tell you the most common places that roofs leak would be around intersections; so where two roofs come together or where the roof intersects a wall or …
LESLIE: Or where you have a protrusion like a chimney or a vent pipe.
TOM: Exactly. Those are all the usual suspects, Virginia.
VIRGINIA: Wow. OK. Thank you very much.