Hope someone can answer this query for me. We had our home reroofed when we purchased it in mid-2007. It is a steeply pitched hip-roof with front and rear dormers. At some point in the past, vinyl siding was installed directly over the original, still intact, wood shingle siding.
I do not think the contractor installed new flashing at the dormer sidewalls or frontwalls. Is it common practice to reflash here during reroofing, or to just leave the old flashing underneath the original wood siding? If not common practice would it be something I would have to specifically ask for, or would the roofer offer it as an option?
The roofer was also supposed to install ice and water shield; wouldn’t that need to be extended up the sidewall some ways, under the vinyl siding at least, in order to be effective at that junction?
I’m asking because we had some water getting in on Christmas eve this year; my husband hung out the dormer in the rain and said he couldn’t see any flashing or ice and water shield going up between the two layers of siding, just a line of caulk at the edge of the new shingles. A small ice dam had formed diagnally up the roof from the corner of the the dormer, and meltwater was flowing right into the house.
The roofer is coming to look at it tomorrow but I don’t really trust him (due to another issue - we had leakage around our chimney for an entire year, after his crew came out three times to check and he suggested we have masonry work done - which we did, to the tune of nearly $1000 - then the thing still leaked, finally the crew came back a fourth time and reflashed the chimney, admitting to me they had not done it during the original job even though it was in the contract. So you might see why I don’t feel very confident at this point.)
Sorry for the long-windedness … but thanks if you can offer any help.