About a month ago I had a brand new roof put on. Roofer removed existing shingles, put ice/water barrier up 9 feet at my request as well is all the way up the 2 valleys.
Last storm of the year was a wet snow and then we had cold weather which caused it to freeze. When it warmed up I believe there was a small ice damn. I noticed the first warm day that water was dripping from my soffit vent. I went into the attic to see if there was a leak anywhere and there wasn’t. I opened up the soffit vent and discovered what the problem is.
The sheathing for the roof does not go all the way to the facia. There is a 2-3 inch space. Also the ice/water barrier only extends about a half inch past the sheathing and not all the way to the facia. So the ice damn cause water to go under the shingle, hit the ice/water barrier and go down the roof and drip into the attic/soffit because the ice/water barrier doesn’t extend to the facia. You can see this if you zoom in on the attached image.
My roofer doesn’t believe me and thinks the dripping was from condensation. You can see the wood is soaked.
My fear is this was a small ice damn and if I get a large one it’s going to be much worse.
My thought is he has to remove the roof all the way up to where be started the ice/water barrier and replace that making sure it extends to the facia board. I don’t see any other solution to this. Would this be the correct fix or is there something else that can be done?