A leak above out bow window took me to the attic and it raised some questions …
Currently there are cardboard baffles … they are saturated at the moment and bowed down under water weight. This is where my water issue came from as the baffle was dripping its water into an unsealed cavity above the bow window. Step one dry it out, close it in, and seal it.
Step 2 … was looking at if it was time for a baffle replacement. Previous owner blew in additional insulation which may explain the baffles, but am concerned of their ability to hold water … there were many wet spots in baffle areas as I explored the issue … things are really wet at the moment as we are in our next thaw cycle … with probably a freeze shortly thereafter. Didn’t expect them to be holding water.
Question … It was damp in the attic cavity with noticeable water/dampness on rafters, and roof sheathing. Normal?
Curiosity — How much soffit venting is typical. I have full soffit venting on two side of the house … minus the bow window area which extends into the soffit area. So that is approx 18" x 40’ on each side.
And so ends my exploration today.
Thanks in advance,