hey guys, first post here. i have a few big concerns with my roofing/siding/window caping/gutter project. Im in Chicago and chose a roofing contractor who has an A+ BBB rating and good reviews on google. He subs out everything except the roofing.
Im gonna keep this post as short as possible to not bore you with details. I will post some pics and if somebody can tell me if its the correct way do it, that would be awesome.
This first pic is where my 1 story brick extension meets the back of my original brick 2 story home. This pic was taken after they had to take of the straight pieces of aluminum caping (which was not completely caulked at the top which is where the leak was coming from) to figure out what was going on.
You can see the brown caulking still on the brick. The very top which is under the window sill is where the caping wasnt caulked completely
My concern is that it seem that caulking is the only line of defense from water getting down that brick and into the house. The roofing contractor said there is no other way to do that.
To me it seems that the ice and water shield is not sticking to the brick that well and there should be something else that can be done behind that aluminum caping.!Looking forward to your input guys. My wife and I are not happy at all, it doesn’t help that the contract is very very cocky and rude also.