I have a two family brick building in Chicago with a flat roof that
slants down towards the rear of the building. The two apartments have
virtually the same layout and at the front of the building are
sunrooms. That section of the building has it's own small pitched
roof, slightly lower than the flat roof covering the rest of the
building. My tenants live on the second floor and I noticed the other
day that there is bubbling paint on one ceiling in one room and above
one window in another room. Both are at the front of the building,
where the main flat roof begins. They both occur on or near exterior
wall but are on opposite sides of the building (approximately 20 feet
apart). Realizing this is extremely difficult to diagnose without
seeing the problem, I'd still like opinions about what needs to be
done. The roof is about 7 years old. I'm not sure if the entire roof
will need to be replaced or just patched. Or if another layer would be
put on. I suppose calling a roofer in would be the best bet, but I was
wondering if anyone could tell me what I should look for if I climbed
up onto the roof and looked around.
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