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apparentlynothin Wed 23-Sep-20 17:46:15

Our roof flashings were damaged last year in a storm and some water penetrated immediately below. This was repaired but some patches of discolouration seem to come and go on the affected internal walls. DH has spoken to the roofer who says this is normal for drying out and to be patient as it takes a while. Does this sound right?

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Pinkshrimp Wed 23-Sep-20 18:12:10

@PigletJohn is always knowledgeable about damp issues

PigletJohn Wed 23-Sep-20 18:22:53

"Last year"

You mean it was repaired a year ago?

And damp patches are still coming and going?

You have a leak.

Please post some pictures.

Some with the damp patches, and some with the whole wall.

And the outside, when you can.

Is it on a chimneybreast?

PigletJohn Wed 23-Sep-20 18:23:38

what colour is the flashing?

apparentlynothin Wed 23-Sep-20 18:34:58

Thanks PigletJohn. Silver. Discoloration patches are on the walls immediately underneath and at right angles. Fraid I can't post photos as distinctive decor may be outing...

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PigletJohn Wed 23-Sep-20 19:05:31

Silver means it is flashband. Not lead flashing. He is not a roofer, he is a bodger.

Ask around for a local roofer by personal recommendation from someone you know and trust (they may use a specialist lead-worker, so ask if they can recommend one, not all roofers are skilled in that work).

an advert on a website where they pay to be listed is not a recommendation, even if the advertising site masquerades as Trusted or Rated Recommendations.

apparentlynothin Wed 23-Sep-20 19:43:46

Really appreciate the advice PigletJohn - have been using firm for 20 years plus, but younger workman came out last time.

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