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Old 01-16-2013, 02:54 PM   #46
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Hi guys, the main roofing company came today and ripped out the incorrect flashing. Apparently they told us that you are supposed to install some form of weather shield membrane on the chimney first and this was not installed when they did it the first time. They installed the membrane and then the new step flashing etc etc. It looks alot better and there is no sign of daylight coming in around the attic. Now we just need some fairly good rain or snow melt to prove it is sealed correctly.. New pics attached.
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Old 01-16-2013, 04:49 PM   #47
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Thats Friggin HUGE, very unporportional looking in comaprison to your roof. I am glad they redid it for you, but if that was my chimney i would have stopped them and had them go half that size max.

To me that screams, look at me and how unproportional i am to the home.

Also, can i get an explanation as to why the flashing has to "L" onto the comp shingles. I dont see the point if they also have tin shingled it on each course. The part that comes onto the comp makes it look wierd to me...i think removing the short part of the "L" would look a lot better. Is this an east coast type flashing detail.. snow / ice protection of some sort ?

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" Is this an east coast type flashing detail...menaing snow / ice protection of some sort ?"
It's professionally called 'Jackleg Crap'.
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Nothing like 8 tubes of silicone to seal it all up............
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Does anybody else see the three exposed screws or nails on the R. side, and the one on the L. side?
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Does anybody else see the three exposed screws or nails on the R. side, and the one on the L. side?
Very, very common around here. Its just lazy crap, surface mount is one thing..guys do that so they don't need to fasten it to the chimney itself.
Also looks like the skirt comes out maybe 1-2" onto the roof. Looks like the *counterflashing* extends outward more than the skirt does onto the roof?????Absurd.

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UPDATE**
Your never going to believe this guys.... the freakin roof is leaking again in the same place !!! Mad is an understatement... got a call into insurance and roofing company...
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Your never going to believe this guys....
Unfortunately, yes we do.
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Sorry, but no surprise here. I'm truly sorry.
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Don't suppose you have a picture of the backside of the chimney
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Here is the one side of the chimney that is leaking. Not sure what you are referring to as the backside of the chimney?
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Well now. Here' my take on the issue based on that last picture;
They probably discovered there were no cripples beside the chimney and the wood was too bouncy for nailing shingles or step flashing. Instead of informing you of the problem and getting into the attic to add cripples, or opening a section of roof to do it from above, they just jerry-rigged everything.
Oh, and that long 8 penny twist nail is the one I pointed out in my earlier post. I wonder waht they thought that extra length was going to do for them?

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Forgive my ignorance but what are cripples? They did mention the soft spot in the roof.. hmm would have thought the roofers would have caught that...
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Cripples are wood blocking. The name may have been incorrect here, but short 'rafters' to connect the blocking in front of the chimney to the ridge board on both sides of the chimney to stiffen the roof AND have something to nail that plywood too. It appears to just be 'floated' over to the chimney and not nailed down. I don't see shingle nails or flashing nails there. The plywood was too bouncy to nail into.

Since they mentioned a soft spot, they knew where and what it was and ignored it. Even though it was an extra and you would have had to pay for it, it couldn't have been avoided. It was necessary for a good job.
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About the time my eyes closed, I figured the correct termonology probably would have been 'jacks' since that's waht we call the short hip and valley rafters that connect to the hip and valley king rafters.

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