My roof was such a mess that the contractor's guys were on their hands and knees sealing all the cracks, pits and holes up there. Only then did they coat it. At that time, we were not at all sure we got the reason for that leak.
Unless you understand roof leaks (and in my 76 years, I have experienced about half a dozen), you might not realize the cause is not always obvious.
It can start at one end of a roof, run down a slightly graded beam and exit far from the source. With all the holes and damage I had up there, it still had to be sealed and coated.
When I first considered it, neighbors tried to talk me into a cheap job from a community handyman. I had already been that route before. This time I wanted and needed a good job that would last me at least 5 to 10 years.
This leak could even be from a seam between the roof and the house structure itself. It only happens when there is a really blowing driving hard rain, as if it is going in sideways. That is really hard, if not impossible, to pinpoint. So I need divine guidance here, my friends.
Of course, with the leak over my viewing setup, I turned everything off and was without TV from 1 yesterday afternoon until 4 this afternoon. No biggie. I crocheted. I filled out paperwork that needed to be done before a visit to County offices in the morning. I did other "stuff." The cat slept.
Lord Jesus, you and Joseph worked with your hands at carpentry and other earthly jobs. I thank you with all my heart for what you did for me in the fall when the leak first appeared. These men are skilled but they need additional help this time to further diagnose the final cause of this one stubborn leak. Please guide them with your compassionate wisdom so we may all see a happy outcome.