Roof and chimney flashing
So looking at what I hope isn’t too big a project. I’ve got a leak near my Chimney (12 inches of Rain in May in 3 days made me sure I need to fix it). Anyway Chimney is presently lead flashed, when I moved in it leaked on the back because there was no cricket and the water pooled. Plan is to reflash
Question is about the roof shingles. The leak has rotted out a few of the planks in the roof. I was planning on stripping off asphalt shingles in the area up to the peak. Removing the two/three bad planks and replacing them (framing looks sound). I was planning on using some of the same type boards I’ve saved from removal in another part of the house. The roof has two layers of shingles on it (It was like that when I bought the place). The rest of the roof is still fine, no leaks, no curling shingles and I can’t afford to have the whole thing done. So what do I do in this section? Do I put down two layers of shingles again to make it match the rest of the roof? I’d think I have to. I was planning on tackling this one this weekend. Anything else I should look out for. Anyway thanks in advance
Edited 8/17/2006 2:31 pm ET by Ribs
I'd be surprised if the "rot" was from the most recent rain....and your roof/chimney configuration doesn't normally get a cricket....I'd be looking real hard for some missing or deteriorated flashing (and true lead flashing should be still in good shape) detail causing the problem, & trying to fix that, before I'd try stripping a part of a two layer roof & trying to patch it back...think like water, & you may be able to find the leak, and a fix that gets you by until you really need to do the whole roof.