I live in an ancient 12 x 65 mobile home. The metal roof, after years of
annoying leaks, was sealed with a thin layer of foam about 5 - 10 years
Last Thursday we had a severe thunder storn, lots of wind and rain. A few
days later I noticed a faint ~1 x 1 foot stain on my living room ceiling
at the wall (maybe been there a long time and I never noticed it?
Possible but not likely.). I climbed up this morning to look at the roof
at that point. I see nothing there or anywhere near it - roof and coating
look just fine. There does seem to be a seam between metal panels on the
outside wall at that point that is spread a bit, but I suspect it was
always like that - I just never looked. Unfortunately, there is a little
awning attached a foot or so below the roof in that area to shield the
large window below it from the sun, so I can't easily get real close to
the 'leak' point, only about three feet away. Thus I can't easily fix the
seam gap without climbing on the roof and hanging over the edge, at 79
not very safe. Ad besides, I suspect it will be difficult to drill and
drive screws there.
Suggestions? Currently I'm in the mood to wait and see; it might have
been the unusually strong wind and rain that helped cause the problem. Or
perhaps the roof hole is a long way from there and the water ran over the
top of the ceiling panels to where the stain is?
You know it's time to clean the refrigerator
when something closes the door from the inside.
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