We didnt stop all of the leaks- but we stopped the major ones

Starting a roofing leak, roof, siding, you name it, they’ve got it going on here.

This here is not what you want to see.

That’s all caulked in and Mitchell’s taking it apart down there. We’re going to take it apart from here, down.

The very first nail pulled out has rust on the shaft.

That means we probably have a leak coming down from the very top on the the cap up there, or the storm collar, or some sort of deficiency up there.

Then ya get down to the bottom, it’s caulked together to beat the band. You got to tear it off.

This is just ridiculous.

We’ve taken off this siding so far, and this here’s another detriment. There needs to be a drip cap there.

So as you can see, you can see there needs to be a z flashing here.

And up here got another ant colony on the move.

Over here, when this water comes down this roof, whatever, it gets into this, this wood right here. Rots that out. And we still got that crown to deal with. We may have to just put a piece of Z flashing up underneath that crown, is what I’m thinking so far.

Got the siding all off, got the pink fan fold off. You can see all kinds of moisture’s been getting down here, rotting this out. And then, even on this, this corner here.

So we definitely got to do something up there as well. Moisture’s getting in.

All right, let’s see what Mitchell found over here.

Well. All right.

There’s some stuff. That’s good.

Everything is rotten down here but, that’s what that new siding was for I guess.

And this we found actually to be done correctly. I kind of like seeing that on top of the shingle.

And not much rot here, but water can definitely when it was coming down, it would definitely just flow in obviously.

On the backside upper roof of this chimney, taking this shingle out. I suppose if you just put more shingles in there, that’ll keep water from going in.

So what we discovered is what we’re going to do, is we’re going to cut the bottom of this corner off – probably a half an inch off the bottom so that it doesn’t trap anything in anymore.

And then clearly right there moisture was getting in, you can see the tear.

And the next most fun discovery is up here.

You see this, this channel here comes out and then it wraps on the top, too.

So if there’s a defect in any caulking, it’s trapping that moisture in, and running it back in because this channel runs – this channel, this flashing – just runs it right into the the chimney behind everything.


We’ve done quite a bit of work here.

You can see what we did here.

We ran our step flashing up around that corner – let’s see – around and up.

And up here we got this piece, I’m wantin’ to put in like so. That’s going to go in like that, and this is, this right here is called an end dam.

So then we’re going to direct and catch all the water on the roof and bring it down this way, and that’s going to be under, under there behind this obviously, and then our shingle is going to come onto here.

And I left this leg up just a little bit to kind of get a little more throw into this corner, which brings it further away.

I need to put this other thing down.

Oh, any color. Uh yeah, that’ll work.I like that.

Okay, so here’s our ugly piece.This is the pretty side. Got it caulked.

Mitchell’s going to put it in from over there.

I’m going to try not to interfere and he’s going to get that where that needs to be.

And then I’m going to come around over here and show you what we got.

Is that where you like it? Oh, you’re not quite done yet.

You get that where you like it and then nail it. I’m going to say here. I’d say even put two nails in there, pretty please.

Okay. And then on the back side I’m gonna caulk this, right there and at the bottom, and then we’re going to put a shingle on there. I may even put a nail here, just ta hold that down.

Think that’s what I’m gonna do.

And then when it rains all that water is going to be forced back out here and done deal.

Okay so I put a line of caulk right there, putting this shingle in position. So that line of caulk is right here.

I’ve got that angled and cut back and water is going to be able to travel down, and it’s going to not exceed where the flashing is over here. So we are trapping it right there, with this shingle being on top of this flashing, but we’ve got it cut back enough to where water’s gonna still get out and round, and I didn’t want to caulk this shingle to the flashing on the bottom. I just want to let that sit so water can just get out.

And then we’re end dammed up right there, so we won’t see any tiger striping going down the outside.


Mark and Mitchell again.

So we’ve taken out these shingles, and the step flashing.

We took this shingle out, immediately noticed that’s, THAT, is probably our leak. And when I say our leak, that is the major problem, is that leak right there. That step flashing is flashed incorrectly, and that is the cause of this leak. Once it gets behind that, it’s in, it is in.

But she’s getting the full treatment here, we’re, we’re redoing all of it.

Day two. We just got here this morning, this is what we had done yesterday. So we got this, head flashing, going up behind that. Siding is going to go on here. We’re going to put an inside corner “L” in” here, to keep water that gets blown in there. We’re going to direct it down into the flashing onto the roof.

We got that all nailed in.Oh we don’t have this side so you maybe see what’s going on in there.

So we brought this all up, we got that coming out, coming up around this corner.

We wove these shingles right here for the valley, and now we’re to the head flashing up here.

And that’s this, so we’re going to fabricate that up.

This being the detailed area, clearly we’re going to caulk this joint here.

We cut this flashing to be able to bend up on this leg, and then since we had that cut, this here is the same part of the flashing, we caulked that corner, and then slid this over it. And now this next shingle is going to come right up into that. We’re going to put another step flashing on top of this probably…

Yeah, we won’t have to do it right now, I don’t think, but but we will. You know what, we’ll be up high enough, and then what we’re going to have to do is get our flashing behind their flashing up here.

That’s going to be a little bit of a challenge but we’re going to get her done.

We’re not going to do any caulking anymore just yet, till we get everything done with our flashing in the corners.

And then up at the top where we got this other situation going on.

And we got this all shingled up, and we have the same issue here.

We’re going to bring some flashing up way deep behind here to catch any water that comes down.

We’ll show you what that looks like, and this piece of foam needs to go back up, right there, and then we’re going to start putting our siding back on.

Got all of our corner flash in.

This is just drop, scrap, that we had, so that’s going to work just fine there.

And then, we had another piece in the corner and Mitchell’s just getting his J channel on.


Okay we are done. We got the siding back on.

We didn’t really do anything with the crown. It needs to be replaced. She does not want to replace that at this time. So we did some caulking up there to try and minimize water infiltration.

So we got this done. We only used, I don’t know, a few shingles down here.

There’s our end dam.

There’s our caulking on top of this.

This here caulking seemed fine, so I didn’t put another layer on.

Everything else had failed.

So now.

Okay. And then again this really needed a drip cap on this, to keep water from going in there.

Same thing up there, but we can only spend the money that we’re allowed to spend.

There’s our head flashing, if you’ve been paying attention.

That’s going to work great.

There’s our flashing coming out of that corner.

We reused the pipe boot.

Here’s our head flashing, AKA also foot flashing. Probably. I don’t know.

And this all needs to have another drip cap right here, and we are done.

This is flashed to beat the band.

And the shingles match pretty well.

And clearly that area, this this whole roof needs to be resheeted.

Everything’s cracking underneath of our feet, and when I say that, it’s not a joke.

It’s horrible!


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