Half baked, where lag screws enter your roof it is possible that there is a crack in the seal. Water will find its own way in through a small opening so just natural drying of sealing material may have left a very small opening for water to enter.
It's raining again today but I am at work so I do not know if the problem has reoccurred. Unfortunately the part of the roof where the dish mounts is not accessible in the attic as it is part of a vaulted ceiling.joe diamond said:Part of the fix can be removing the lag bolts one at a time.......filling the hole with silicone caulk......allowing some set up time........and then replacing the bolt. Do each bolt.
Sounds like you have a bigger problem. Leaks are easier to find while the rain is coming down or while the roof is still wet. Go the the attic area above where the leak is seen if possible.
Does this mean that if the dish IS the cause of the leak, the OP can actually go back to DTV or the installation company to be compensated for the damage caused by the rain?joe diamond said:Repointing is a minimum service charge........$60.00 + and most of the cost is time to drive to the address. Discover what caused the leak. See if there is another place for the mast & dish that doesn't puncture the roof.
If the dish install caused the leak that is why installers pay for general liability insurance.
Dishes have done well in hurricane winds. It is the attachment technique and materials used.kjnorman said:The dish was installed in November so I doubt it was badly installed. If this is the cause - hopefully I will know tomorrow - it is more likely damaged that was sustained in 70+mph winds at the end of July that is only now manifesting itself after we had our first significant rain in over a month.
What kind of wind speed can a dish take?
It is the reason I do not often bolt dishes to roofs. I look for other ways to do it and inform the customer the dish attachment will require monitoring and maintenance from time to time.Starchy77 said:Does this mean that if the dish IS the cause of the leak, the OP can actually go back to DTV or the installation company to be compensated for the damage caused by the rain?
Sometimes it's rain and wind that cause the issue. We get a "little" of both down here in SE Florida and it's amazing what paths water can take with a little help from the wind.kjnorman said:Well we had quite a bit more rain today but this time the wall stayed dry. So it may not be the dish mounts as I would have expected more water to get in.
At the moment I am at a loss as to the cause. Hopefully the workman coming out this afternoon will find it.