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A customer called me to look at a roof leak.... someone screwed the pooch on the design in my opinion. Im the 4th person thats going to attempt this and i feel i have a solid plan but wouldnt mind a few other ideas just incase... i am determined to stop this problem.. the other fixes have been buckets of tar and window flashing tape :blink:
 

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That sure was a screwed up design...........I think removing as much metal roofing as needed,re flash properly like Walraven's pics.

Good luck. :thumbsup:
 

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It's leaking all around the chimney, I'm afraid reflashing still may not be enough, the valley still dead ends right into the back corner of chimney, we are looking at adding a ridge where the valley is, creating two more valleys diverting the water to each side of the chimney, more less a cricket on steroids
 

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Move chimney, install new standing seam roof.
The right solutions aren't cheap.
No amount of flashing, caulk, or tape will fix that ^

Mike
as much as i would like that it will never happen..... and i know the exposed fastener roofs are frowned upon on here but thats the big deal in this area... we have installed a boat load of them withhout any problems with leaking fasteners. but i agree no amount of flashing will fix this im afraid
 

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Big I think you have the right solution with two valleys. It is a terrible design but I think even correct flashing would be overwhelmed by the volume of water, let alone any ice damming or leaves.

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Is this visible from the street? If not.....
I'd make a ridge where the existing valley is, & do valleys past each corner of chimney. That will keep the chimney step flashing on a slope so it won't dam, & divert as much water away as possible from chimney.
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No it is on the back of the home, I asked the homeowner about the design and she said the contractor that built the addition asked if she wanted it all the way to the fireplace she didn't know any better and said "sure why not" lol
 

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Is this visible from the street? If not.....
I'd make a ridge where the existing valley is, & do valleys past each corner of chimney. That will keep the chimney step flashing on a slope so it won't dam, & divert as much water away as possible from chimney.
Joe
I almost explained it!:whistling

The ridge would run from existing valley, to the chimney corner!
I'd keep the pitch the same as main roof.
Joe
 

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I almost explained it!:whistling The ridge would run from existing valley, to the chimney corner! I'd keep the pitch the same as main roof. Joe
I think you and OP have the same plan. I concur, this is the best and only permanent fix.
 

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I almost explained it!:whistling

The ridge would run from existing valley, to the chimney corner!
I'd keep the pitch the same as main roof.
Joe
Yea we are on the same page that's what we are lookin at as the best solution, never hurts to ask for other opinions and ideas
 

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yea we have hurricanes and such so it will get flashing and and reflashed lol I believe in overkill... waiting on a dry stretch in the weather to get it done now...
 

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multi pitched cricket for first step, tall counter flashing on chimney,

I would try to make it absolutely water proof even without the metal roof.
The metal would be for looks, but still flashed as though it was for waterproofing.
 

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It's leaking all around the chimney, I'm afraid reflashing still may not be enough, the valley still dead ends right into the back corner of chimney, we are looking at adding a ridge where the valley is, creating two more valleys diverting the water to each side of the chimney, more less a cricket on steroids
Pretty much the first thing i thought of as well, too much water channeling in that area to just rely on flashing solely.
 
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