I just found this website and saw that the forums were active so I thought I would post my issue.
About a year ago, my wife heard the infamous “drip” from our upstairs ceiling. So, I tore out a decent chunk of saturated sheet rock and proceeded to remove the insulation (which was like a sopping wet sponge) above the area.
I then looked into the hole and saw this:
(excuse the cartoon like picture, I am at work and do not have a real picture handy)
The picture represents my furnace vent pipe (a double wall type b) going through the roof and how the water is getting into my ceiling.
Essentially, water is somehow getting into the exterior wall of the vent pipe and then simply traveling down the pipe and pooling on the plywood sheathing, and then ultimately dripping down onto what was my ceiling.
So my question is this: would a roofing contractor be the one to contact to get this problem repaired?
In the past year I have called several roofers in my area and either got no call backs (if I left my problem on their voicemail), explanations that they don’t do “repairs”, or advice to call general contractors or “handymen”.
It finally got to a point last fall, I went to a home repair store, bought all kinds of stuff, got on the ladder and tried to seal up every seam or opening I could see.
My shoddy patch seemed to be working until last night, during a sleet storm (while my wife was literally painting killz onto the stained drywall before I patched the hole…) and the drip came back.
I apologize in advance for the long post and hope that someone who has the patience to read it can give me a suggestion on how to proceed.