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Semi attached garage next to neighbors. How do I repair it?

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Semi attached garage next to neighbors. How do I repair it?
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Home Improvement
Expert:  Rick replied 2 months ago.

Welcome to Just Answer, my name is ***** ***** I will do my best to help you with your issue. If my initial response doesn’t answer your question then let me know and we can continue our conversation.

If the wood under the shingles is turning black you need to strip the shingles and possibly even replace the roof sheathing. I can't say how you might do this without touching your neighbor's garage but if the garages are connected and the problem extends to his side he will have to make repairs as well. A picture might help

Customer: replied 2 months ago.

thanks.Here is two pictures.
http://s15.postimg.org/hhre0zvuj/20160818_164410.jpg

http://s10.postimg.org/ds7z0p7e1/20160818_164420.jpg

as you can see on of the beams is black.

Expert:  Rick replied 2 months ago.

Thanks for the pics but they don't show me anything about how this interacts with your neighbor or the roofing outside.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.

sorry im not home right now and the pictures are old picture that I have on my phone. But here is a google picture

https://www.google.com/search?q=semi+detached+garage&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwixq6qCz57PAhUE7D4KHejEDi8Q_AUICCgB&biw=1920&bih=922#tbm=isch&q=shared+garage&imgrc=OOABE2K1Y0Y5AM%3A

its not my garage but it looks like that. The problem is that I want to repair it but I want to touch my neighbors garage

Expert:  Rick replied 2 months ago.

I need pics of the outside of your garage (the area that's probably leaking) and of the area that you think might impact the neighbor. Get back to me when you can. I'm usually online 8 am to 7 pm EDT (I do take breaks). I'll get back to you as soon as I can.

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