I recently got a new roof due to wind damage. The roofing contract said they would ‘re-flash chimney and all wall abutments as needed’ and the insurance claim specifically itemized reflashing the chimney. In the upper photo, you will see the old chimney and it’s flashing. The other photos are details of what the roofer did. They essentially added some caulk and spray painted the apron, and then they put new step flashing and counterflashing ON TOP of the old counterflashing on either end of the chimney. The roofer is telling me that he cannot and will not replace the counterflashing and wishes to put counterflashing over everything to clean it up. Here are my questions for this community:
- Can you tell from the photos whether my counterflashing is re-usable? It was not leaking before and seemed in fine shape.
- If we saved the counterflashing (which seems to be only about 1.5" tall, would it be possible to stick new step flashing and aprons up under the counterflashing? That is what I expected them to do, because I understand that the counterflashing is in the masonry of the chimney.
- Also, the roofer is making this whole conversation seem like I am insisting that I want the flashing to ‘look’ a certain way, and that my only motivation is how it will ‘look’. He is telling me that over flashing and applying a heavy amount of caulk will be completely functional. I guess I do want it to look high-quality and professional.
And FYI the insurance company allotted $260 for step flashing and $540 for chimney flashing and these photos show the quality of their work…If you have any thoughts about how much work that would cover I would also appreciate understanding because I am currently trying to get the roofer to re-do this flashing to match the original flashing but he is saying that is out of scope.