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Old 12-28-2010, 04:49 AM   #1
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Dear all:

Recently we had a professional roofing company replaced our roof. At the end the roofers left some bare exposed sheet metal in some areas, see these photos:

1. At the bottom of the chimney area:


2. Gutter corner/angel area:


If I understand the roofer correctly, they said that it's OK as they had never ran into trouble for doing this before and the water should NOT sip in from these two areas. However, my concern is that underneath these exposed sheet metal, it should be the plywood, so unless they did something here, otherwise the sheet metal should NOT be exposed like this. Few questions:

1. In most cases, should a roofer leave the sheet metal exposed like this? The house is located in San Francisco...

2. Would the house still be "water tight" for these two areas? IF not, what should the roofer do with these two areas (e.g. stucco over the exposed sheet metal?)... thoughts or comments about their treatment for these two areas?

Many thanks!

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Old 12-28-2010, 08:46 AM   #2
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Looks like appropriate step flashing to me. A pro will likely offer their opinion.

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Both pictures look neatly flashed and counterflashed with the trim and the stucco. I wouldn't have used white on the chimney or all that unpaintable silicone but installation looks good from here.
Looks like old roof was tile??

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Old 12-28-2010, 06:56 PM   #4
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we would remove and reinstall the gutter and trim to get the flashing under it all.

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Both pictures look neatly flashed and counterflashed with the trim and the stucco. I wouldn't have used white on the chimney or all that unpaintable silicone but installation looks good from here.
Looks like old roof was tile??
No the old roof was tar & gravel (for the flat roof part), and shingles for the front
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What's with the gutters not being capped?
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What's with the gutters not being capped?
I'm just a bit worried that the exposed sheet metal over time would develop some corrosion, and that won't be too good right? Does professionals usually just leave it like that, or there is some other ways to make it better? Thanks!

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