We had a new roof put on the house a few months ago which included new roof
shingles on the back porch. This porch is attached to the kitchen with a door
the kitchen to the porch.
Before the back porch roof was done, the rain leaked in between the bricks and
flashing against the house at the top of the roof, down onto the door sill from
kitchen to the porch and onto the porch itself.
The new roof and flashing solved the problem - on the outside anyway but now the
coming down the inside! The curtain on the window in the door was soaking wet
during a heavy rainfall. There were also drops of water hanging from the
underside of the
trim across the top of the door on the inside of the house.
The big question is where is it coming in!! I took off the top piece of door
the piece that runs across the top of the door, dug away at the plaster beneath
see a trickle of water coming down between the wood lathes and the brick but the
is wet all across the top width of the door.
The house walls are made of two rows of brick, a rough inside course and a good
one right up against each other. So even if enough mortar was missing between
on the outside course in places, it would still have to leak through the inside
get in behind the drywall, which sounds next to impossible.
Could the roofers have fired in a nail to attach the new flashing, long enough to
penetrate two courses of brick? I could tear down the inside wall to the point
water is entering the inside of the house but surely caulking it wouldn't solve