I'm now year 3 into a newly remodeled section of our house. This winter's rainy season was particularly strong, with many heavy rainy days in a row coming down on the roof. All told, we faired well, but have two leaking problems I'm trying to chase.
- I have a vaulted, wood-paneled ceiling in the living room. There is a 1', insulated space between the ceiling and the roof plywood, filled with fiberglass rolled insulation. Above that we have solar panels installed (shortly after the remodel was complete). I've had water dripping from various points between the ceiling panels ever since, during heavy rains. It only drips at sections underneath where a row of paneling is. I've had the team that installed the panels out 5 or 6 times to look for any holes or potential leaky spots, and they claim to have found and sealed a couple missed holes from when the panels were installed. I'm still getting drips in new places even after they've been out to inspect. I've also had the construction company that did the remodel come out and look at the roof; they confirmed the roof looks fine from their perspective. What do I do next? I'm really worried about mold, mildew and/or rot from all the moisture. Should I have a home inspector out to get a 3rd-party inspected view on the situation? Have we overlooked something?
[*]On the other side of the roof, I have 2 eyebrow vents right about another vaulted ceiling space (I think this was a mistake on the contractor's part, as I can't see a point to having eyebrow vents venting a 1' ceiling cavity.) During the heavy rain, we got streaks of a dark liquid running down our wall. When the construction company came out to look at that, they said it was water splashing in from the eyebrow vents that then gets into the roof. Most people don't notice it because it runs down in the attic, but since we have a vaulted ceiling, it's painfully apparent. The dark streaks appear to be something the water is leeching out of the knotty-pine ceiling. It's not sticky like sap, and wipes off the walls easily. Again, we're worried about mold, mildew and rot. Should this also be inspected? And how can we prevent this kind of leak from coming back?