Time for another wonderful MSPaint drawing.
Our house is 1.5 years old. Just yesterday we came home to find water
dripping from the spot where the underside of the overhang touches the
wall above our front door. We're used to it dripping off the eaves
and freezing on our front steps, but this water is running down the
bricks next to the front door or dripping to hit the foot of the door.
So far we see no indication of water damage inside. There's also a
small window on that wall and on the outside the water drips are
hitting the external window sill. Inside there's no sign of leaks.
The ice dam and icicles that form at our eavestrough is due to this
part of the house being in the shade during everything but the early
morning, yet all meltwater from the roof gets funnled through this
spot. It's not an insulation issue and we're thinking about some heat
tracing for next year. But i'm worried about this new drippage.
I guess it's possible that water is just following along the underside
of the overhang and then falling when it hits the wall. But i'm
worried it's coming straight through the overhanging roof bit. The
underside of the overhang looks like aluminum siding with airholes in
it. If i pull out the screwdriver i could remove it and see if the
water is just running along this metal or soaking down through
whatever i find the metal attatched to. I plan on doing this to look
What can one do about this?
If the water is just clinging as it goes around the eaves, and then
along the underside until it hits the door, i guess i could put a bead
of caulking near the eaves to act as a drip edge.
If the ice (which actually covers the overhang at least half way up
towards the 2nd floor wall) has pushed through the shingles and is
casuing water to leak straight down, then what do i do?
Any thoughts appreciated.