Ken Larsen's website - Roof leak


June 25, 2019:  I have a roof leak.  Here are pictures:


Stain caused by a roof leak.  This is in the smallest upstairs bedroom ... on the rear of the house.

This dark area is located three feet to the right of the window edge.
same bedroom; different stain
Section of my roof that is leaking

I suspect that one of the three protrusions is the cause.
This is an attic view of the fan that is the saucer shaped protrusion in the previous picture.  There appears to be no water leak associated with it.
This is an attic view of the middle protrusion of the three shown two pictures ago.  The dark wood suggests water damage, so this may be the culprit. 
This is an attic view of the lowest protrusion of the three shown three pictures ago.  There is no water damage.
Rear of my house

Leaking section of my roof is above the rectangular section that has three windows.

The discolored ceiling area shown in picture #1 is located three feet to the left of the double window shown in this picture.

I don't have a gutter on this part of my roof.  It's too high for me to clean safely.  I removed it about 15 years ago.
front of my house - 807 Emory Drive, Chapel Hill


My roof was last replaced in May of 1996 - 23 years ago by a company run by a guy named Dan Thorpe.  I have 21 shingles left over from this work.


July 15, 2019:  Frank Richards of Baker Roof Company (recommended by neighbor Al Baldwin of 901 Grove Street) comes over to estimate roof repair cost.  He agrees with me that only the roof above the rectangular section needs to be replaced. 


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