Wednesday, August 12, 2009

My Roof Is Leaking !!!!

Soggy drywall on my cieling
It is true. If you say something often enough, it will come to be. My friend jokes with her family about supporting my Pampered Chef business to keep my roof from leaking. You probably can guess where this is going! After a weekend of heavy rain and wicked storms throughout Southern Ontario, my roof is leaking!

I returned last night after another wedding away, to discover this saggy, split drywall in my office ceiling. Not exactly what I was hoping to discover. Especially after I realized last night my basement had also sprung several new leaks. At least, I could pinpoint their cause. It rained so much this weekend, my eves can't get the water away fast enough. Not to mention, my rain barrel is overflowing, and the water is probably running down along the foundation.
You will recall I fixed my leaky basement once already by regrading the backyard. Time for some more landscape and evestrough work!

Wet basement againThis puddle is definately a new leak in my basement

But, my roof! It would be one thing if it was a dripping leak, because at least the pressure would be released. Instead, its soaked into the ceiling drywall. Okay, an actual dripping ceiling would not be cool either. Regardless though, where is this coming from?! My shingles are starting to age, but they didn't appear to be in that bad of shape. I'll have to climb up and take a look. In the meantime, I'm praying the rain stops!
Since writing this, I discovered my futon is soaked and there is a puddle beneathe it on the floor. Turns out this must have been a full-on leak afterall. It's definately not any better... shoot.


  1. It's really annoying to see a roof that is leaking. I guess the lesson here is roof maintenance is really a must, huh?

  2. It's even more annoying when it happens to you, but when you're a single, female homeowner, you don't exactly spend all your time on your roof checking out its condition. Luckily we got it all fixed and haven't had a problem since.

  3. Oh my, that roof looked bad. Well, it’s great to hear that it’s all fixed now. We had a similar experience with our roof. At first, the minor leaks didn’t bother us that much but then we went up to the attic and found all sorts of water stains, black marks and worst, molds. We were advised by the roofing contractor to change it as soon as possible to prevent further damages to the house.

  4. A leaking roof is, indeed, a problem for homeowners, especially those who do not have someone to check on things like this regularly. Though I hope you have figured this out a little earlier. Anyway what matters now is it is fixed. I hope that this would never happen again. Have a good day!

    Francisco Close @Katch Mark