Patch work is great for quilts. But roofs?
This is a condo building, just over a year old, with roof leaks repaired many times.
Sooner or later enough layers might just get put over something that it controls leaking, or at least forestalls it until after the warranty period.
Glue and layer. Layer and glue. Lather, rinse and repeat.
In this case too much patching, and layering, and gluing, apparently could not be done.
Reasoning with physics and fluid dynamics sometimes doesn't work. Water will do what water does.
The roofers have been out many times. And not only for this spot, but others. Many times.
Here we have a problematic corner continuing to present problems to the roofing problem solvers.
It's a problem. Synonyms - trouble, pickle, quandry, predicament, headache, botheration and cluster ..., um, well, botheration.
So, we have glue and layer. Layer and glue. And more gluing and layering. And more layering and gluing. Piled higher and deeper. It's a regular Ph.D!
See the metal cap to the right of the second photo?
The shovel is leaning against it.
This metal cap is a second example of layering.
Except it is not glued, it is nailed.
If one material isn't waterproof (see the open seam?), then surely a second one nailed on top will work!
Well, all done here! Isn't it time for lunch? Let's see, what am I hungry for?
How about a cold cut sub? With lots of layers of meat, glued tight with cheese and a nice slather of mayo on top? Oh, could you toast it? That really gets everything sticking together really good. Thanks.
My recommendation: what's that saying about if you think a professional is too expensive wait until you see how much an amateur costs? I just got another call from the property manager about this roof yesterday. Waddyaknow? The roof is still leaking. Now, where's that sub?
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