Calling any roofing people :-)
I have a problem with my upstairs bedroom. Its about a metre in diameter,
and its a damp patch. it is against the floo of the chimney breast. i have
inspected upstairs in the loft, and found that the supporting roof beams for
the tiles r wet slightly just under the felt. the breast itself seems ok. it
is only wet on one side of the roof? and i can't get up 2 inspect the roof
itself until i can borrow a cat ladder.. we still have a pot on the chimney
and i was thinking that with the heavy rain fall we have had in are area,
that it could be the water actually going in the chimney pot itself? the
felt itself looks ok? i know the tiles are old ish? but look ok. they have a
lot of moss also on them. the wetness is only 10 maybe 20mill on the
supports? could anyone shed any light on this for me? i'm just hoping its
not a full refit of a roof. like i said the front side of the roof is fine.
its just the rear side which is shadowed also from the sun..
thanks for any advice
It sounds as though the flashing around the chimney may be leaking. You
might not be able to tell without getting up there.
Nothing to do with this, but as a point of interest, why do you put a
question mark after nearly every statement you make?
I had a similar problem, caused by crumbling mortar between ridge tiles.
Rain water can track diagonally from the leaking point to the damp area of
ceiling so it can be tricky identifying where the rain is coming in. A cowl
would stop rainwater getting down the chimney and eliminate that as the
cause. Otherwise it needs visual inspection of the tiles, flashing and
chimney to find the cause. Some defects can be spotted through binoculars.
If you intend going on the roof it would be wise to think through the
consequences should you fall off. Have you made a will?
Thank you for your advice codswallop :-)
i am going to borrow a cat ladder and look up at the breast and ridge tiles?
i had a problem with them about 5 years ago? might just want re bedding and
pointing i hope...
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