This work is a standard flashing concept in Dallas TX
Older homes and newer homes, this is the type of step and counter flashings that are being completed on over what I would “guestimate” to be over 90% of the homes. No corners are folded or wrapped and in most cases stick out of the corner of siding work and past brick corners. Leaving wind blown rains a flange basically to catch and be pulled into the house. Caulking in heat will last ??? Varies from north to south. Needs to always be maintained!
Just because its not leaking today, a small leak takes time to become noticeable. It has to deteriorate the plywood first, then insulation and then drywall. Wind blown rains are also dependant on directional rains.
The bricklayers are completing the flashings and not the roofer!!!
The flashings are 2-3 inches into the mortar as they are just using oversized step flashing to complete the counter flashings
Step flashings are also missing under soffit to shingle over hangs in the 2nd photo posted
Bottom line, poor workmanship!
Replace all existing step flashing with new roof (since your getting a new roof) but complete the step flashings as required by SMCA (Sheet Metal Contractors Association)
You can use the flashings embedded into the mortar but suggest covering them with a new counter flashing that is complete and solid
That is the easiest most effective way out of this dilemma
Thanks Reg for posting this…Talk soon R-