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Terence McCann
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Hey Norm:

No, it was metal however, it was nailed to the mortar, not cut in - flush mount, with silicone caulking around the flashing. If you look at the picture you can see where they tore the old flashing out and caulked the mortar.

The roof wasn't bad (replaced not to long ago) but the chimney flashing was incorrect as well as no drip edge at the gutters.

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Man, that really stinks up the place.

What's really scary is that is the sort of work I see on a regular basis on a re-roof. Cut in flashing is essentially non-existent nowadays in my 'hood.

About as good as I get to see is where the metal is staggered to the mortar line, but then is caulked. How many of us get to see new installs that are cut in? I never do.

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Originally posted by kurt

What's really scary is that is the sort of work I see on a regular basis on a re-roof. Cut in flashing is essentially non-existent nowadays in my 'hood.

How many of us get to see new installs that are cut in? I never do.

I've only seen proper by-the-book chimney flashing three times so far. But I gotta say that most of the guys here are somewhat neater than that. If it looks effective I just explain the situation and warn the clients to maintain the caulking (after I check in the attic for leaks).

Brian G.

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It's rare that I see a chimney flashing like that. I almost always see cut-in flashings -even in new work. About 1/2 the time there is no base flashing beneath it, though.

I don't do a lot of new construction, but they aren't building chimneys around here much anymore. Everything is direct vent, with the occasional boxed-in, metal chimney.

Most common of all, though, is a 2 inch thick coating consisting of various applications of non-descript black goop in the vicinity of where you might normally expect to see a flashing. Sometimes I go weeks without laying eyes on an honest-to-goodness, real-life flashing.

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