A leak in my wife’s sewing room? She is not happy with water dripping on her sewing machine.
The leak is right under the solar hot water panels. Hmmm, is one of the mounting points leaking? This might be a PITA to fix.
Getting up on the roof and inspecting reveals this is not likely the case, there is another likely cause… ants. Just under the panel I find that a few shingles are in bad shape, and there are Hawaiian carpenter ants scurrying about when I break away a bit of the failed shingle.
It appears that the cooler environment under the solar panels was to the ants liking and they moved in. A downside to solar panels I had not considered.Continue reading “Fixing a Hole Where the Rain Comes In”