Leak from the seam between aluminum panels?
Long story short, our last move in July apparently opened up a few seams, which we just found out about 2 weeks ago now that we are in the wet season.
I've gotten most of the leaks fixed. Proof that water travels. Leaks were showing at the wall in our bedroom, but the rain was entering through the roof vent in the bathroom (all visible leaks were 7-10 feet away from the vent). The lower panel of the wall is off, carpet gone, and insulation out (some signs of white mold on the panel and carpet below it). Everything cleaned and scrubbed.
I do have a couple tiny lingering ones, which I am slowly trying to map out and fix. One that I just discovered has me perplexed, however. This little leak looks like it is actually wicking in between the exterior aluminum panels at the seam between the two. If I push on the spot, more droplets seep out. If I try to push on either side of it, no sign of water at those points. It appears to simply be using physics to defy gravity. Anybody ever deal with this?
We'd like to get these all fixed, and soon. Sleeping 2 feet from bare aluminum in 25-35 temps the last 2 weeks is not fun. Not to mention the draft that comes in from the bottom of the siding when it gets windy!
1992 Dutchmen 30FK
2 adults who don't know they are adults, 3 furry feline children