Q&A – Is This Box Causing Leaks?

leaky box
May 2, 2022 at 6:00 a.m.

A Texas homeowner experienced a leak inside his home every time it rained and wanted to know what the cause was. 

Dan, a homeowner in Texas, noticed a leak inside his home whenever it rained and wanted confirmation that a box underneath his roof was the cause. Dan asked: 

I have a leak on the inside wall when it rains. I believe it is coming from this box under the roof. Please help. Thank you. 

Our resident expert roofer, John Stout with Go Roof Tune Up™, had this to say in response: 

I think you are correct. From the photo that you submitted, it is very difficult to see clearly the shingles and metal edge.    

A common problem with “zero” overhang at a rake edge is water going under the shingles and entering the house. The photo shows the metal edge as not being tight to the shingles. Examine this area. I think the solution will be to have the metal edge replaced or repaired.   

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About Go Roof Tune Up 

Go Roof Tune Up™ is comprised of certified roofing professionals and expert craftsmen with a senior management team of a combined 140 years of roofing experience. With this experience and continuing education for all team members we are convinced that roof maintenance is the best way to ensure the longevity of a roof and that by far most roofs can be repaired rather than replaced. Go Roof Tune Up™ is the premier provider of roofing services including repair, maintenance and replacement. We currently offer services in a number of States and the list is growing regularly. We work with homeowners, real estate professionals, property managers and home investors. Because of our extensive roof repair experience, Go Roof Tune Up™ can confidently offer you an exclusive 5 years no Leaks Limited Warranty- on your ENTIRE ROOF! 

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