11:19AM | 08/14/05
Member Since: 08/13/05
1 lifetime posts
Previous owners of our home added a room around an existing chimney, which is faced with something like flagstone. The roof around the chimney leaks.

There is flashing which comes up the chimney about a foot, and much caulking around the top of the flashing. There do not appear to be any gaps in the caulking. Someone told us that the flashing should have been inserted into the chimney (where?), which would have been done by cutting into the chimney with a diamond saw. We cannot find anyone who will or can do this for us, or even understands exactly what to do.

We would like to fix the leak. Is it possible, or should be demolish the room?


02:13PM | 08/14/05
Member Since: 11/06/02
1281 lifetime posts
you have a base flashing but no counter flash which is what gets cut into the masonry. . Even then sometimes a through flashing is needed to completely stopp all leaks.

Check for a full service roofing company or a sheet metal shop. not a shingle layer. they are not roofers. They anly know or care about how many shingles they can ley ina day, flashing to them is optional. Roofers can do all the required work. In my area, a roofer, a sheet metal man, or a mason can do what you need. I know some skills get scarce is some areas though.

Excellence is its own reward!



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.


type the code from the image


Post_new_button or Login_button

Pursue what's known as the stack effect. To achieve it, open the windows on both the upper and lower floors, and as warm a... Reused steel windows create an eye-catching splashguard in this walk-in shower. The vintage factory windows bring an inter... A galvanized steel tub is a surprising but charming fixture in this bright and breezy screened patio. It's perfect for was... If you're not crazy about the idea of commingling plants and pool, this modern variation may be more to your liking. The s... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... If you lack plumbing skills but have a good sturdy tree, here's the easiest outdoor shower solution of all: Simply attach... Need a window and a door in a tight space? A Dutch door with a window may be your answer. These useful doors are split hor... How do you like this smart use for an old bottle? Clamp an empty wine bottle to a fence or wall near your outdoor deck or ... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... For the cost of a can of exterior paint , you can totally transform your porch. Paint the floor a hue that complements yo... Repurpose birthday hats to create a string of lanterns for your porch, patio, or garden. Cut the tip of the cone, punch h... This garden shed has been decked out to the nines. Designer Orla Kiely created the intimate home for a flower trade show, ...
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon