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    got a little job to tackle this summer, when we get heavy rain we are getting water dripping in through bathroom window. i will post a picture up later of outside so you get a better idea. its a terraced house built 1900 and i know the roofing felt has worn away (as you would expect for a house this age i guess) im going to be replacing the gutters and facias around the house so at the same time will have to sort oiut this raining in issue. i can only guess its getting in under the slates as window is upvc and is only 2 years old and all sealed up correctly. would it be a good idea to have the roofing felt re done ( well first meter). im a plumber so will be doing most the work myself as got so much work to do on the house this year i just cant afford to pay for other people to do it. will prob get a roofer though as i havent done any roofing work before. so just after rough ideas of price to re new first meter of felt, its roof is only over bathroom so only small, about 3 mtrs in length, like i say if weve got any builders or roofers here ill post pics up to give you a better idea as to offering me advice, ta

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    ok so heres some pics, the pics show my bathroom window and as you can see its not a big roof, i need to get a tower scaffold put up to get me up there as the small kitchen extension makes it hard to work off ladders. the last pic (its wrong way round sorry) is the bathroom window can see the black staining where water is getting in.

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    By the looks of it mate it may well pay you to have a complete new roof done, shouldn't be that much for your type of house (5 grand) you could do the make shift repair then end up a year later with other parts that need doing,sometimes patching up isn't the answer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by macdad View Post
    By the looks of it mate it may well pay you to have a complete new roof done, shouldn't be that much for your type of house (5 grand) you could do the make shift repair then end up a year later with other parts that need doing,sometimes patching up isn't the answer.
    Yeah I know patching up isn't always the answer but a full new roof is out the question.

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    I suggest waiting until it rains then go outside and see if you can see water coming off the roof and missing the guttering and therefore coming down the bricks above the window.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rebellion View Post
    I suggest waiting until it rains then go outside and see if you can see water coming off the roof and missing the guttering and therefore coming down the bricks above the window.
    I think it's the first picture you can just about see to the left of the window there was moss on the brickwork as if water was running behind the facia and running into the window frame, but I went up there and sealed the the underside of the facia to stop this just as a temp repair, this may still be the problem but the brickwork does now appear to be dry as before it often seemed to be damp. Can't do much off ladders though as the angle is a tad scary ha

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    First things first get up there and make sure the gutters are clear.

    It may just be the gutter over flowing and coming in where the roof meets the wall.

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    Do as lee gsi suggests ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by lee gsi View Post
    First things first get up there and make sure the gutters are clear.

    It may just be the gutter over flowing and coming in where the roof meets the wall.
    Gutters are clear lee, i checked when I was up there. It's never the simple things is it haha

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    all you need to do is take the first couple of tiles/slates off, and put 18inch dpc (damp proof course) under the exsisting felt and put tiles/slates back on, job done, but you would need to put up scaffolding, working off a ladder is a big no no, hth

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