Roof Leak or Condensation?
I have been getting water spots on my ceiling when it rains since last year when Sandy hit. I have been on a year-long odyssey with my insurance company getting coverage for the loss, and am only now - one year plus later - having damage assessed. The adjuster claims the roof is everything a roof should be and that my ceiling issues are due to insufficient venting/condensation. But then he also told me that if I'd had a roof leak I would have needed buckets to contain it, and since my floors weren't stained, I couldn't have had a roof leak.
There are indications in the attic that venting has been an issue. We used to have a humidifier in our hvac. It died six years ago. No way to date the stains in the attic.
But I've only had ceiling stains since the storm, at least one of them extensive enough so the adjuster agreed it could have been a roof leak. They're willing to paint my bedroom ceiling.
Tree branches hit both first and second floor roofs. Shingles blew off the lower roof which is tarped. Emergency services tacked the shingles on the upper roof that had blown askew, back into place and told me at the time I'd need a new roof. Adjuster cant find those repairs. Roofer tells me I have a slow leak impossible to locate because I have two layers of shingles.
I don't know who to believe or what to look for. My roof is covered in snow. The adjuster is coming back to look at the roof w his supervisor, and I'm trying to get my roofer to show up as well.
Have you any advice for me? Is there anything other than seeing the water drip thru the attic that would let me know for sure? If my roof is covered in snow and ice, does that mean it's venting? Thanks for your help.