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Old 07-25-2010, 02:42 PM   #1
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Is it ever correct to place copper chimney flashing over the shingles? I have two chimneys that had this done. One chimney is a full in plane chimney and another a partial in plane chimney. I am not sure what was done under the copper flashing. Also, I read an earlier post about making sure not to use gutter caulking around the pieces which is what it looks like to me has been done to my copper flashing. Why is this not a good idea?

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Is it ever correct to place copper chimney flashing over the shingles? I have two chimneys that had this done. One chimney is a full in plane chimney and another a partial in plane chimney. I am not sure what was done under the copper flashing. Also, I read an earlier post about making sure not to use gutter caulking around the pieces which is what it looks like to me has been done to my copper flashing. Why is this not a good idea?

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On the low side the apron should extend over the shingles. Elsewhere the base/step flashing should be interlaced with the shingles - one step flashing for each course of shingles. Gutter caulk is for gutters. One reason for using copper is that it can be soldered if necessary. Got any pics?
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http://www.rumford.com/chimneys/flashing.html

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That's a mess. Whoever did that needs a remedial flashing course.
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So I take it as an improper flashing install?! What would you say are my remedies as a customer who had this done?

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So I take it as an improper flashing install?! What would you say are my remedies as a customer who had this done?
Have you already paid? If not, don't.

Does it leak? It might be watertight, but it's pretty ugly. It looks like they may have left the old flashing in place and installed the new over the top of it.

Only remedy I know is to get someone who knows how to flash to do it properly. You ought to be able to tell if they know what they're doing by the expression on their face when they see that.
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thank god you can recycle copper cause thats a waste of it right there
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That's a disaster. Have them, or a roofer clean that mess off the house and flash your chimney.

Sorry I don't take finished pictures. I take the detail pix and post them instead. http://www.albertsroofing.com/Chimney%20Repair.htm
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