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Question DetailsAsked on 7/30/2013

who to fix leak from roof or window

water is coming down from the tip of the roof or the window into the garage

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Hi, Joy.

Looks like you could use a handyman, and depending on the source of your leak, you may need to consult a gutter, roofer or window specialist. To find these and more, just consult the member reviews and ratings of local companies in your area on Angie's List.

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Best of luck with that leak.

Answered 7 years ago by HughV


Most sloping roofs you can see up under if you are up to climbing a ladder - take a good flashlight (preferably the squarish 6 V, not little household type) and look up under the eaves - you may have to bend down bug screening to see inside - be sure to put it back up to block bugs when you are done. If leaking, you will see dark water staining where it has been running, and maybe raised wood grain or a lot of cracking of the surface on the underside of the sheathing. Also, if coming from the roof, likely to have staining or mold at the top of the wall over the leak, and staining on the interior drywall. IF signs of leakage, you need a roofer, not a handyman.

If window, look first over the top of it and down the sides for cracked or peeling caulk. You can repair that yourself - see web videos on how to recaulk a window. Otherwise, you may need a contractor.

Answered 7 years ago by LCD

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