Roof Flashing Alternative
I recently had a new roof put on and this is the flashing they used. (See Picture) To me it takes away from the beauty of the clapboard and looks cheap. My old roof had some sort of sealant which was barely noticeable. Can anyone recommend an alternative to what I currently have to something less noticeable like I used to have?
I couldn’t tell from the picture but could you tell me if the siding is cut and sitting on top of a “curb” (your flashing)?
Or lays over the siding and the caulk is supposed to fill in the gaps?
The clapboard siding is cut to the roof line (shingles) the metal flashing currently goes over the clapboard siding by 4-6 inches and has some sort of caulk at the top. So to answer your question, it lays over the siding and has caulk to fill the gaps. Thanks for your input!
Despite the bogus look unless you “can’t see it from my house”,
I doubt the installation would give me hope that it would shed all the water and rot and leaks would be in the future.
Redoing it and incorporating it into the new shingles would not be an easy job.
Would there be step flashing behind it?
I very much doubt there is any flashing behind the clapboard. I’ve taken some off in other areas and nothing. The house is 116 yrs old. Here is a view from my neighbor’s house. I really don’t like how noticeable it is. I’m thinking of cutting it back to about 2 inches and maybe I can live with that. I was just hoping I could put some sort of caulk Aling the edge and call it a day. Thanks for your insight
Read through this and some of the links provided. The detailing of flashings are important and if not done properly will actually introduce water where it doesn’t belong.
I’ll try to find some detailing specifically on sidewall/dormer flashing. Looks good is fine, works and looks good is what you want.
It hard to tell from the pictures how bad this is. Looks like you have a 30-year roof with maybe a one-year flashing detail. Caulking should never be the first line of defense for a flashing detail. The only way I know how to do this is with step flashing. Not sure I would trust the first contractor, but you might want to ask them what they were thinking.