Bad Roof Flashing is a Real Drip!
Some Common Flashing Failures
Step Flashing Leak
Step flashing is used where a roof goes sideways into a wall. Step flashing goes up the side wall as a splash guard, so to speak, to channel rain water down.
Chimney Flashing Leak
Chimneys in the Seattle area are notorious sources of leaks. From the mortar, to the flu, to the base flashing and counter flashing this thing is always eating the worst of our weather and often leaks if not taken care of with your replacement roof.
Starter Flashing Leak
Some roofers still don’t use flashing at the gutter edge, even though it’s required by code! Penny pinching can cause some serious water damage when you skip flashing at the gutter edge.