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Old 09-28-2012, 12:00 AM   #1
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I had a local handyman do my chimney flashing. When I came up on the roof I was surprised to see the side base flashing caulked on top of the shingles. Everything I have read tells me that the base flashing on the sides should be below them. is this acceptable? I dont want something that I gotta recaulk every year or worry about leaks!

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Old 09-28-2012, 12:04 AM   #2
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No way to see what he did without a picture.

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Old 09-28-2012, 12:18 AM   #3
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Old 09-28-2012, 04:26 AM   #4
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If there's no "step-flashing" under the "counter-flashing" (what you can see
on top of the shingles) -
Not the best way to do it -
Might not leak - maybe it will.
Do you know what kind of "caulk" he used to seal it with?

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Old 09-28-2012, 06:37 AM   #5
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Water will eventually get between the caulk and the metal which was incorrectly installed, and later leak because it's also caulked at the bottom and the water won't be able to get out. There's some basic info here. http://www.albertsroofing.com/Chimney%20Repair.htm

Since he also split the metal at the ridge, the culk there will break loose and let water in there too.
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Compared to my chimney flashing, that vertical piece seems kind of low?
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Compared to my chimney flashing, that vertical piece seems kind of low?
Good catch! I missed it. That 'make believe' piece of counterflashing is wayyyyy too high and doesn't even cover the make believe flashing at the front corners. I must have been asleep when I looked at it before.
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I spoke to the handyman this morning. I guess he left the base flashing underneath so he didnt have to tear away the shingles. I kept telling him that I have never seen an example of a chiminey flashing where the base side flashing (what should be step) is cemented to the shingles. He kept telling me that when you are on a peak that is the way it is done. Im assuming he is full of ****?

Any and I guess what I thought was white "caulk" was actually a roofing cement?

Its exhausting to have to argue with people

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Old 09-28-2012, 11:33 AM   #9
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I think that work is something that an amateur DIYer (like me) would do if I had to temporarily fix a leak.

I would ask him nicely to fix the mess.

If he refuses, not only would I never use that "handyman" again, I would make sure to post my displeasure via Yelp, BBB, etc.


PS. That black gooey stuff is roofing cement. White stuff looks like some type of caulking, not cement.
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So this talk about it being on a peak is nonsense? And does it matter since its been re-roofed?
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here is a good overview of chimney flashing on a peak

http://www.finehomebuilding.com/how-...on-a-roof.aspx

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