Captain’s Log 4,577
The roof continued to leak even after Chris, the Roofing Guy fixed it. What a puzzle. So he came back yesterday and did the water test. He sprayed and sprayed and sprayed the roof. And of course, nothing leaked. I felt like a fool standing in the garage waiting for the water to come down the wall. Chris then asked his helper to hit the skylight with a good stream of water. Within a minute, there was water on the garage floor.
Leaking skylight. Easy to fix. Thank goodness. I have four skylights in the house, so he is coming back to re-caulk all of them next week – after this spate of rain that is lasting until Tuesday. For now, I look very ghetto with a nice black garbage bag on the roof. But hey, the garage floor is dry. And it looks like midnight in my kitchen.
I guess you can get leak-proof skylights. I might look into that someday. But for now….a little caulk goes a long way.
So expensive you have to call for an estimate. Hope the caulking takes care of things for awhile.
So the plumbing went poof and the skylight too. All within two months of buying the house. NOTHING happened for the four years I lived here as a renter. Isn’t life funny?