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    Source of leak in roof

    Roofers

    We have a leak and invited a roofer to repair who quickly recommended changing the flashing around the chimney stack. It has improved but continues to rain in but the roofer has advised he can't identify the source of the leak even though we have made some suggestions. Should it be so hard to find? The leak is all around the stack.

    Asked by Simon on 16th Nov 2021
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    ABC build & maintenance

    "I’d strip back the tiles/slates around the stack to investigate"

    Answered on 17th Nov 2021 - Member since Oct 2020 - report
    Dpm roofing specialist

    "Firstly strip back the tiles following the leak to find and fix or maybe if hes put code 4 lead down has he lead sealed it before and after dressing, lead beating placing, ect"

    Answered on 17th Nov 2021 - Member since Nov 2021 - report
    Gold Seal Roofing

    "No, go in the loft when it rains and see where it is coming in.
    Then remove tiles from above that area and you should see the problem.
    Felt, lead, cement or cracked tiles.
    However, if a tile is cracked the felt should protect you."

    Answered on 17th Nov 2021 - Member since May 2019 - report
    P&J roofing

    "Hi mate done loads of these it's your felt if you have felt. It's supposed to go up the chimney to the top of the lead. I no it's that. Cheers PG&SONS ROOFERS &Builders."

    Answered on 17th Nov 2021 - Member since Feb 2020 - report
    Roof Troops

    "The bricks could be porous maybe the brick delaminated also I'd check the ridge and too slate if a slate roof"

    Answered on 17th Nov 2021 - Member since Sep 2021 - report
    Infinity property services

    "I would highly recommend getting another opinion and try to see if someone else can identify the problem as every roofer has different knowledge."

    Answered on 17th Nov 2021 - Member since Oct 2021 - report
    Propoint roofing Contractors Ltd

    "Have you had a look at the chimney to see does it need repointing or maybe a new led on the bottom of the chimney stack"

    Answered on 17th Nov 2021 - Member since Oct 2021 - report
    Stormproof roofing

    "It’s probably the membrane underneath the tiles around the chimney stack it’s probably deteriorated or not run up along the chimney stack enough"

    Answered on 17th Nov 2021 - Member since Apr 2019 - report
    Mcmillan roofing and building

    "When a leak is around a chimney some times if it’s not the led it can be the sealant Around the top of the flashing where it’s wriggled into the Roughcaster no2 it could be the roughcast/render on the chimney may be cracked or boss"

    Answered on 19th Nov 2021 - Member since Nov 2021 - report
    Philip hildred roofing

    "Check the chimney cap for a crack it only takes one crack up there to cause the whole stack to appear leaking"

    Answered on 20th Nov 2021 - Member since Jan 2020 - report

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