This repair is continued from Part 1. The fascia board and soffit is rotted due to rain water damage where it meets the main roof and must be replaced. I installed roof brackets and a 2″x6″ board on the 12/12 pitch roof and laid a 16 foot extension ladder on the roof as shown here: [...]
This repair explain how to replace rotted plywood soffit and fascia board while working on a steep roof. The fascia board rotted because it rested on the roof shingles and soaked up rain water. The wood fascia board was replaced with rot-proof PVC composite board and installing roof flashing to channel the rain water away [...]
This repair is continued from Part 3. The HVAC contractor began the work by disconnecting the old vent pipe at the first joint below the roof deck in the attic. To disconnect the pipe, just slide the retaining collar up and wiggle/lift the pipe to separate. The shiny new pipe sections are shown in this [...]
This repair is continued from Part 1. The attic leak is believed to be caused by a bad seal around the storm collar. The storm collar acts like an umbrella to prevent moisture from entering the joint where the flashing cone meets the vent pipe. Copyright © 2013 HandymanHowTo.com Reproduction strictly prohibited.
My home is heated by natural gas. Two ‘Type B’ gas flue vents convey the exhaust gases to vents on the roof from the furnace and water heater. I noticed rain water was leaking down the gas flue pipe into the attic. This project explains how to diagnose and fix the leak. Copyright © 2013 [...]
This tutorial explains how to diagnose and repair a roof leak caused by a cracked boot around the plumbing vent flashing. I became aware of a possible leaky roof when I noticed water stain on the drywall ceiling. The water stain occurred during a period of record rainfalls and extensive flooding in the metro Atlanta, [...]
This project is continued from Part 1. Solatube Roof Installation The screw that driven through the roof deck from inside the attic is located and a circle drawn in crayon using the Solatube flashing as a guide. Carefully observe the Solatube installation instructions to cut the hole 1/2 inch larger than the marked circle. A [...]
My daughter’s bedroom needed more light than the two small dormer windows could supply. To solve the problem, I installed a Solatube 290 DS skylight. The Solatube tubular skylight – or sun tunnel – that is relatively easy to install, has a slim profile and does a fantastic job at delivering natural light to a [...]