photos by Henri de Marne
by Henri de Marne
As with virtually everything in life, in most
phases of construction there are right and
wrong ways of doing things—and usually
more wrong ways than right. That applies to
roof flashings as much as anything else.
With this in mind, let's look at some of the
most common problem areas and examine
how to prevent (or cure) them with as few
headaches as possible.
It probably goes without saying that
chimney flashings must be done in two parts.
But I've seen many single-piece flashing
systems in my consulting and inspection
business, and they spell trouble.
By single-piece chimney flashing, I mean
metal flashing embedded in the mortar joints