Homeowner stated that her roof leaks and needed to know what was the actual cause of the leaks for insurance reasons.
Home is 2 story built in 1992, roof is covered with wood shingles. Roof was inspected from the ground via binoculars, and from a second floor window.
As far I can be seen all flashing is in place, though rusty but not damaged.
90% of the water stains are to the ceilings of the main floor:
Kitchen, Dining Room, Garage which all share walls with eachother.
There are a few small stains (less than size of dollar) in the upstairs bedrooms, 1 long stain in the master bedroom.
We had rain yesterday, all areas tested dry today.
Staples for the shingles are backing out along the entire length or the ridge cap.
Some areas look like the shingles are begining to curl.
Stain in the master bedroom runs opposite of the rafters, parallel to the HVAC duct in the attic.
Stains for the first floor rooms can be seen on the drywall from the attic space over the garage.
There is no indication that the roof leaks in these areas. Rafters, Sheathing, still look new and without water stains.
Each water spot is centered to the ridge, and directly below a attic vent.
2 of the 3 spots have nesting material in the center consisting of straw, twigs, feathers.
Is there a distance from the ridge that vents should be placed as these particular ones are just a few inches away?
I hope that these areas are not urine however can that be a posibility? although the areas were stained the bedding was dry and nonclumped.
Would the water be entering the ridge cap? Why does the underlayment wood not look damaged?
Any other thought or ideas would help greatly.
Picture #4 is an area that the roofers state has been fixed.