I have a roof leak. Based on the images below I think it is in the flashing above a small overhang. Please speak up if you don't think that's correct.

Can anyone provide some guidance on what to look for in order to verify the source of the leak, how to fix it, and how to ensure the fix was successful?


The image below shows a wet ceiling. Water was dripping from behind the window trim where I'm pointing. Wet Ceiling and Dripping Water

The image below shows the window interior. Window Interior

The image below shows the window exterior. Based on this image I believe there is flashing right above the leak. Window Exterior

The image below shows a closeup on the corner of the overhang above the leak Corner of Overhang

  • I'd like to see better pics of the roof area, the flashing area, etc. Do you have a ladder you can get up on ? – The Evil Greebo Jul 16 '18 at 18:06
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    Also it looks to me at a glance that the slope on that little mini-roof is inappropriate for shingles. – The Evil Greebo Jul 16 '18 at 18:07
  • Slope is fine. 2:12 is usually minimum, and that looks like 4:12. We need to see the flashing situation at that outside corner. There doesn't appear to be a kicker of any sort, so water's running right behind the siding. Show us a view from straight on looking over the right edge of the roof. – isherwood Jul 16 '18 at 18:08
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    A water barrier would've been prudent. That's a different issue. Ice dams can cause backup on any slope. – isherwood Jul 16 '18 at 20:20
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    I’ll bet it’s leaking in the wall above that is 90 degrees to the window, because 1) no step flashing under last row of shingles, 2) no paper extending out from under last row of wall shingles, 3) corner of upper wall aligns perfectly with stain on ceiling, 4) awkward corner where everything comes together adjacent to stain. You’ll need to take the entire corner apart, including the wall siding, etc. to see what is happening. – Lee Sam Jul 16 '18 at 21:09

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