Climbing the roof on a very hot noon
By Sunrise Fan
June 19, 2016 3:17am CST
Coming home from the early morning mass today, I found an aluminum basin on the kitchen floor when I arrived. I asked my wife, why on earth, the basin was on the floor. She replied that rainwater was dripping from the kitchen ceiling. The rain had poured angrily like cats and dogs just some minutes after mass had started earlier. I was wondering why rainwater would seep into the kitchen ceiling when our roof had just been replaced a few years ago with new long-span colored roofing material. After breakfast, and after conducting my wife to church (she oversees the volunteers for the Children's Liturgy) and doing my Sunday rounds, I took out the folding aluminum ladder and climbed the roof to check what was wrong. The noontime sun was blazing hot then but I tried not to mind the biting heat because I really wanted to find out the reason for the leak. On reaching the rooftop. I carefully scrutinized the roof for any loose or missing sheet metal screws but there was none. I have the suspicion though that the huge volume of water from the heavy downpour could not have been accommodated on the corner gutters thereby causing an overflow and eventual seeping into the kitchen ceiling. I'm planning to refer the matter to my friend, who is an engineer and who is in the construction business, during our next TWG meeting where both of us are members of the group.
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20 Jun 16
Oh my ! That's also the problem with the roofing at our kitchen . It leaks on those sides . We discovered it when after some months after it was fully repaired and replaced , it still leaks on the sides . It was because the gutter overflows because of the leaves that gathered there from the trees nearby . Thus , we would always hire somebody to sweep those gutters so it won't drip to the kitchen again . I hope you can remedy that roof of yours .
19 Jun 16
Too much rain and water has not enough time to run away, water get in through joints always[ may be the joint too near]. May be the angel of roof is not steep like 15 degree not like 45 degree. Solution if possible over lap another piece on the joint part [10 years in construction works]
19 Jun 16
@Chungshop I'm thinking of sealants on the openings leading to the gutters but I have to refer it to my friend first and if needed, let his workers do it for me. Thanks for your kind suggestions anyway, my friend. Appreciate it.