Climbing the roof on a very hot noon

@sunrisefan (20156)
Philippines
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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@Lucky15 (33698)
• Philippines
19 Jun 16
Happy father's day! I could send you some.rain to.cool it down. Lol
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@sunrisefan (20156)
• Philippines
19 Jun 16
Hahaha! The rain just came in first.
@SIMPLYD (83052)
• Philippines
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 .
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@sunrisefan (20156)
• Philippines
20 Jun 16
I will have it fixed after I consult my friend. He also has people to do it for me if there's any need to repair but I think it wouldonly be a matter of putting sealants.
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@SIMPLYD (83052)
• Philippines
20 Jun 16
@sunrisefan Yes , that's what was done to our roof and they also chopped those trees whose branches are near the roof . Then they also put a screen so those leaves will not go into the gutters . Good luck on that , friend .
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@sunrisefan (20156)
• Philippines
20 Jun 16
@SIMPLYD There are no more trees near our house as our neighbor had already cut their trees last year.
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@Chungshop (2363)
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]
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@sunrisefan (20156)
• Philippines
19 Jun 16
Yes, perhaps the angle is not that steep as to allow water to flow down faster.
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@Chungshop (2363)
19 Jun 16
@sunrisefan Mostly using spandek sheet, you can order any size in blue , red and green. For housing they use small concrete roof tile red
@sunrisefan (20156)
• Philippines
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.
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@skysnap (18039)
19 Jun 16
in coountryside we had roof which needed regular proofing. it was nice warm house.
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@sunrisefan (20156)
• Philippines
19 Jun 16
And what kind of roofing do you have in the countryside, my friend?
@skysnap (18039)
19 Jun 16
@sunrisefan those gray bricks and wooden one.
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@sunrisefan (20156)
• Philippines
19 Jun 16
@skysnap Ah okay. Indeed those kind of material give you a cooler home compared to G.I roofing sheets or even aluminum roofing.
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@thelme55 (15059)
• Germany
19 Jun 16
That must be very hot climbing on the roof. I am sure it will be okay soon.
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@sunrisefan (20156)
• Philippines
19 Jun 16
Yes, Ms. Thelma but I guess it will be okay soon. It was just an overflow on the gutter probably. I will refer it to my friend who's an engineer. Thanks :)
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@sunrisefan (20156)
• Philippines
19 Jun 16
I'll be off for my early morning walk. Have a great day, Ms. Thelma
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@thelme55 (15059)
• Germany
19 Jun 16
@sunrisefan you wake up so early. Enjoy your day. For me, it will be good night. It's almost 11pm here.
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@ida123 (6237)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
19 Jun 16
We encountered the same problem, glad that the dripping of rain water in your house was only in your kitchen, ours was on the kitchen and also in the cr. I'm already calling our carpenter to check this tomorrow.
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@sunrisefan (20156)
• Philippines
19 Jun 16
Good that you're having the drip checked soonest. The rainy season is here and it's good to have the leaks sealed now.
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@ida123 (6237)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
19 Jun 16
@sunrisefan Yes, maybe we only need roof cement or have to change another sheets on that part of the house.
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@sunrisefan (20156)
• Philippines
19 Jun 16
@ida123 Whatever your carpenter suggests, then you should do it. If the roofing sheet on that part is heavily corroded, then it is best to have it replaced.
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• Philippines
19 Jun 16
You might as well be glad that it rained for you will never know that the roof leaks. Now you are going to repair it before thunderstorm comes.
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@sunrisefan (20156)
• Philippines
19 Jun 16
Hehehe! I think it's not a leak actually but just an overflow of the gutter, Rachz :)
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• Philippines
20 Jun 16
@sunrisefan Now at least you know. Go and thanked the rain.
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@sunrisefan (20156)
• Philippines
20 Jun 16
@rachz_kisses Hahaha! Thank you rain!
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@epiffanie (10404)
• Australia
24 Jun 16
I hope you get it fixed before the rain comes as it could create more damage to the ceiling..
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@sunrisefan (20156)
• Philippines
24 Jun 16
Thanks, Ms. Bess. It was finally fixed this morning. Now I'm waiting for the next strong rain to find out if the roof leak was really solved though I think it was.
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