Adding ventilation and fixing leaks in back dormer
The previous owner cannot be blamed for everything. The dormer roof was flush with the wall. The lack of an overhang did not allow for proper ventilation and also offered little protection from the elements. When our first contractor moved the window, he missed a spot when he caulked around it, causing a water leak. He also did not fully insulate one of the cavities at the top of the wall resulting in a condensation problem along the drip edge when warm interior air met cold outside air. We knew we had a leak, but our other contractors were fixated on a different potential cause and missed the obvious one.
Our architect drew up some quick plans for extending the roof. Finding someone to actually do the work proved to be difficult. The job was too small for construction contractors, and a lot of roofing companies don’t do framing. After much searching, we were finally able to hire a roofing and siding company to do the work.
Roof extension was added in January 2012. We have not had any water issues since.
The Back Dormer: Repairing water damage and fixing framing problems
The Back Dormer: Adding ventilation and eliminating water leaks
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