Dear Mr. Holmes
I currently inherited a house with a problem and no one can figure it out. I had a roofer come in and they are not sure they cant find anything wrong. But, I am getting these spots they almost appear to water spots, someone told me it has to be insulation in the eaves creating condensation but there is no insulation. The roofer said there are no roof leaks. Yet I am getting these spots on the outside walls where the ceiling and walls come together. What can becausing this? I am tired of this situation and need help from a professional like you. Please respond.
Mike Holmes doesn't come to the boards to answer questions. I'm not sure he does it on his own web site either for that matter.
Your location would help. Age of the house, construction of the house. Is there a basement, is it dry, is there a crawlspace with a dirt floor? It could be condensation from inside the house hitting the cold ceiling in winter time. The roofer says no leak, are you in a cold climate where ice dams could be a problem? No insulation would mean you have a warm roof in the winter causing any snow to melt off.
Also, Holmes doesn't normally work outside of Canada.
Any advice given here is general in nature and is not necessarily valid for your given area. If in doubt check with your local codes enforcement department for what is required when doing electrical, plumbing or structural work on your house. Permits may or may not be required in your area and home owners may not be able to DIY some tasks. I have no way of knowing if you have the skills needed to complete the tasks you are asking about, when in doubt seek professional assistance.
My advice may be worth exactly what you pay me for it. :-) For the record I did not stay in a Holiday Inn Express last night.
panuts - you might ask over on the DIY message boards- most of those guys are great with obscure problems!
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