A roof wall is when your roof runs into a wall. Roof walls are common problems, especially for the structural architect of the building or home.
A roof wall is often overlooked on the roof. The difficult part about a roof wall is that when a storm comes, the rainwater and water traffic all channel down through this space. The roof wall can suffer from a lot of damage because of the water traffic, and can even begin to rot away. Often, these problems are caused because of inadequate drainage equipment. A buildup of water can lead to water intrusion, damaging both the sheathing and the framing. When a roof wall is re-roofed, it can often create more damage if not done properly.
There are two types of roof walls. The first type is a roof rake-to-wall, which is a sloped roof that intersects a wall. The second type of roof wall is a shed roof-to-wall, which is where a horizontal roof intersects the roof. This kind can be harder on roofs, because a shed roof-to-wall does not require that the water build up or go anywhere; thus, the water can puddle up and cause serious water saturation.
If you have roof damage, make sure to contact an experienced professional. Robbins Roofing will be able to repair any water damage on your home and roof. We have over 60 years combined in roofing, and we have dealt with every situation imaginable.