I have two small water stains on the outside wall - one is by the chimney,
another one is in the corner or the house. The stains appeared back in
December when temperature dropped sharply.
It looks like that there is not enough roof ventialation because the roofing
nails are wet and rusty.
A contractor suggests to install the ice and water shield on the portion of
the roof where the stains are, including around the chimney. He needs to
remove three feet of shingles, install the ice and water shield and install
new shingles. He quoted me $1500 for the job.
My question is - will it solve the problem? Shouldn't I just fix the chimney
flashing and improve ventillation?
The contractor is saying that builders newer install ice and water shield in
newer houses. I've heard it many times from many people, but isn't it
The roof is nine-years old and in a good condition...