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Topic # 159833 14-Dec-2014 13:24
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We are having problems with water leaking through our deck roof. Tin joins clearlite and this is where water is coming through (we think) and we have attempted to put roof silicone where we think water is getting through but it hasn't stopped it altogether. Would appreciate any assistance out there, thankskiss

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  Reply # 1197233 14-Dec-2014 13:52
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More silicon

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  Reply # 1197234 14-Dec-2014 13:57
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Noone will be able to help unless they actually can see what is happening, so you will need to at least post some photos. It may just be caused by poor construction and detailing when it was built. Silicon is usually a waste of time, as it won't solve a leak longerterm, and it can make the problem worse..

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  Reply # 1197531 15-Dec-2014 08:31
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Ahh silicone, NZ builder's solder... 

It could very well be the junction in materials where it is leaking, but with water it could be that there is a leak at the bottom of the window and capillary action is taking it somewhere totally different. 

I agree though, we need to see more pictures but even then we might be no help. 

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  Reply # 1197617 15-Dec-2014 10:47
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Sounds like you might need to get up on the roof with the hose and actually find out where its coming in,



Generally sealing a hole with silicon is a last option, as it will likely eventually fail with UV, movement etc,



ideally you should be trying to make the water flow past,over or away from any potential entry points, rather than gumming it up with silicon.

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