Another question if I may -
My neighbor just got a new roof and I whatched what the roofers did around the chimney. When they tore off the old shingles I observed flashing around the sides of the chimney. It is a wood chimney above the roof line and the original roof had what appeared to be aluminum flashing stuck under the sides and top and bottom of the chimney and it seemed to have about a foot sticking out. I don’t mean step flashing, I mean a solid piece of aluminum running down the sides and also pieces along the top and bottom. Apparently the aluminun is tucked under the wood fascia of the chimney.
The new roof guy just put his new felt under the flashng and then nailed the new shingles over it. I observed that he nailed the shingle such that every shingle next to the chimney did have nails such that I am sure that he just nailed through the flashing as he nailed down the shingle.
This is not correct is it? Shouldn’t it have been step flashed or is his methodology good enough. Apparently he just did it the way it was done originally and I presume that it hadn’t leaked.
Is this a common practice? Does it work or will it eventually leak. It did look a lot less involved than the step flashing>