COMMUNITY FORUM

cparsons

11:19AM | 08/14/05
Member Since: 08/13/05
1 lifetime posts
Bvroofing
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?

Piffin

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!


Click_to_reply_button
Inspiration_banner

INSPIRATION GALLERY



Post a reply as Anonymous

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

Reply_choose_button

Anonymous

Post_new_button or Login_button
Register

If you're on the fence (or on a budget), there’s always the old standby—paint. A change in color can have a huge impact on... Filling an underutilized area beneath the stairs is a smart way to save space. Doing so with a stash of wood, however, is ... The Audubon Society inspired wallpaper in this Adirondack-styled entryway will get you in the outdoor mood. Grab your coat... Chalkboard paint opens up endless possibilities for customizing your dresser time and time again. Use chalk to label the c... A fireplace in the bathroom creates the ultimate setting for relaxation. Homeowners often choose electric or gas over wood... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... A kitchen in a greenhouse—who wouldn't enjoy spending time in this light-filled space? Details that enhance the conservato... Chalkboard paint features prominently in this elegant yet unpretentious headboard design. Add a new message daily to reflec... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... The indecisive homeowner need not fret over choosing one (or even two) cabinet colors. The kitchen cabinets in this artist... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... The Infinite Artisan Fire Bowl from Eldorado Outdoor is made from glass-fiber reinforced concrete, and offered in Oak Barr... The vibrant green of Granny Smith apples make a beautifully natural alternative to the traditional evergreen wreath. Brigh...
Follow_banner_a
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon
 
webapp2