Is this flashing correct?


Does this look correct? Thank you.


Considering where it’s at on the roof, sheltered by two overhangs,
it will probably work fine. We would always add a malleable skirt extension at the bottom of jpan but with the minimal water in this area it should work. Hopefully they put a large piece of lead or flex flash under bottom of exit point of jpan to keep water from going sideways. The thing I would be most concerned with is the O’Hagin vent on the left right where the jpan dumps out water. Why would it be placed there?


I just had this work done. The tiles use to go all the way to the walls but now dont and flashing is exposed. He said it will work better that way. Yes I am also concerned about it dumping over the vent but he isnt. He said if I want him to change anything my warranty will be voided because its not what he approves of. He never said he was going to remove tiles. It looks unsightly. Its right at the front and am about to sell my house. The flashing never stuck out like that before either. I get it if it looks bad but has to be that way to work so water doesnt go under tiles but isnt there another method? Lots of houses have double dormers without flashing sticking out like that. Honestly I have no clue but this guy is being aggressive and telling me he will just cut the flashing so it goes under the tile then to make me happy but my warranty is void. I told him no about 10x not to do that until i get a second opinion but he tried doing it anyway when I went in the house. He was saying it in a threatening manner like hell just cut it then but no warranty. Obviously I dont want that, just a solution.




I was just able to view it on a full size screen and yes that is unsightly. In my opinion he just got lazy and didn’t want to cut half pieces and secure properly. In roofing our goal is always to balance cosmetics with functionality. It is very easy in most cases to make something waterproof but there has to be a balance with making it look good also. There is no reason to not run tile all the way to the wall as water will flow under these barrel tiles easily. Make him do it right and don’t worry about ‘voiding the warranty’. He sounds like the kind of guy who wouldn’t come out and honor it anyway. He can add a piece of Wakaflex at bottom of pan flashing and it can be painted to match the tile.


Thank you very much for all of your help. I agree and I do want the tiles to go all the way to the end. Wouldn’t it be better to use a different type of flashing like channel flashing? This flashing showed is the same he used in the valleys. Even with the over hang we get a ton of water through here like a flash flood. The walls of this flashing are really short and the short cou ter flashing barely covers it and I get the feeling it wont be high enough to stop the water. I really would like to just have him fix it but as I said hes going to void the warranty. If i hire someone else to fix this hes going to void it anyway… Paying him is another issue. Im ready to pay but not for the stuff im going to have to have fixed now…



Yes that is the detail I would have used. What did he spec in the contract?


The flashing he used is standard tile jpan with a rib.He just did it in an unorthodox manner
that doesn’t look good. The main issues I see are the missing cut tile pieces and the exit point of flashing onto tile course. I would find a tile roof specialist to inspect and quit concerning yourself with the original roofers warranty. He may be using it as leverage against you.


“exit point of flashing onto tile course” - can you elaborate? I’ve contacted another roofer to come out and give me his opinion. Hopefully he will contact tomorrow. I had those end tiles too but he took them and threw them out. Now I’m going to have to pay someone else to cut them new and put in. Besides that though, If you think the flashing is an ok choice, what would you recommend in terms of bottom of it especially over vent? Thanks.


Exit point is where flashing dumps water onto the appropriate course.
Jpan, (wall flashing) is installed under tile and has a raised hem on the outside edge to contain water flow. When it terminates onto the roof it has to be gradually raised to flow onto the course of tile it lands on. It should be cut just short of this course and then a malleable piece of flashing has to transition onto the tile course for water to run on to the main roof.


Which detail? The last pic/diagram I posted or what he used in the pictures of the job? The contract basically just said he would replace the valleys, flashing and paper. It wasnt detailed. It never said he would remove the side tiles or that it would look any different.