Roof Causing Leaks

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A little over four years ago I got a new roof on my single wide mobile home. I now have leaks in a window and at times down the wall. I called window people who offered to caulk the windows but they didn’t think it would fix the problems. I called siding professionals and got the same kind of answer. They all thought it was the roof. So I called my roofer. He found some cupping above the window that is causing the issues. He said that it wasn’t his product or installation but the fact that my home has settled and needed to be fixed. So I found people who do that and do not suggest that I do this as they don’t believe that it will fix my problems. So I called other roofers. They say my problems are because of the roof. I am inclined to believe that it is the roof but want the company that did mine to take responsibility. I am not sure how to go about convincing the company it is their problem. The workmanship is still under warranty until August. Any advice, help, suggestions are really appreciated.
 

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How old is the mobile home? If it under warranty, get someone out to your place to look at it. The problem I see is that another roofer hasn't given you a concrete answer on what the problem is. Is the ceiling in the room with the leak stained? What did the people who you called about the house settling say they think the issue is? Has anyone been able to point to something on the roof that is causing the problem?

I can only suggest you get something in writing from two other roofers that tell you what exactly is wrong with the job you had done that is causing the leak.

Has it leaked from the day you have the roof fixed? What type of roof did you have put on - I know some are canvas roofs which are kind of useless. Many people I know with mobile homes replaced their roof with a metal roof because of leakage problems.
 
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The home was made in the early to mid 90’s. There is no ceiling staining. Just paint peeling next to the ceiling. The main leaks are through the windows. The original roofer says that the problem is coming from water backing because of the cupping of the roof above the windows. The water he says is pooling in the cupped area. He claims the cupping happened because of the settling. The people who checked the house for settling say there is no way a little settlement would cause the roof to cup. It has only started leaking in the last year or so. The new roof is normal asphalt shingles with no layers underneath.
 

Neil Maley

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Dec 27, 2014
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New York
www.promalvacations.com
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The home was made in the early to mid 90’s. There is no ceiling staining. Just paint peeling next to the ceiling. The main leaks are through the windows. The original roofer says that the problem is coming from water backing because of the cupping of the roof above the windows. The water he says is pooling in the cupped area. He claims the cupping happened because of the settling. The people who checked the house for settling say there is no way a little settlement would cause the roof to cup. It has only started leaking in the last year or so. The new roof is normal asphalt shingles with no layers underneath.
Have you called a window specialist? Maybe the windows are the problem.
 
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