Any Opinions? What's wrong here?

I quess it still takes until the second post to attach a picture???

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Any comment on this pipe collar? There is an opening on the front edge of the gasket.
http://www.roofing.com/images/topics/9789/img_1278519965.jpg

How about this 1/2 chimney cricket set in the wall?
http://www.roofing.com/images/topics/9789/img_1278520295.jpg
Or these? There are 4 in the roof. THat’s NEW metal for the 1/2 cricket.
http://www.roofing.com/images/topics/9789/img_1278520354.jpg
Same detail, other end of roof for these 2 1/2 crickets.
http://www.roofing.com/images/topics/9789/img_1278520488.jpg

http://www.roofing.com/images/topics/9789/img_1278520519.jpg

Ever see a Tinner’s wing done like this? What ya think?
http://www.roofing.com/images/topics/9789/img_1278520653.jpg

Oh, here’s a view of one of the 1/2 cricket areas.
http://www.roofing.com/images/topics/9789/img_1278520753.jpg
Any comment on this step flashing detail? It’s on the lower corner of a dormer.
http://www.roofing.com/images/topics/9789/img_1278520829.jpg

Any complaints with this step-flashing detail?

http://www.roofing.com/images/topics/9789/img_1278521044.jpg

yanno… ive said it before MANY times.

but i’ll say it again…

you do some really nice work bro!

good job!

:mrgreen:

The worst thing about that is …Someone got paid to do it!

Can anybody point out anything specific that may be wrong?
I’m posting this for honest opinions so the homeowner can read this. I and another roofer are at odds on the condition of this installation. Feel free let us know.

[quote=“tinner666”]Can anybody point out anything specific that may be wrong?
I’m posting this for honest opinions so the homeowner can read this. I and another roofer are at odds on the condition of this installation. Feel free let us know.[/quote]

Then I apologize for the smart ass comment.

But seriously? I think I’d be more hard pressed to find things done correctly, than pointing out things that are wrong with it. Its ugly. Its going to leak. I cant imagine anyone thinking “i just did a great job on this one!” when they finished that job. i think instead, they were thinking “I hope nobody ever sees this!”

Step flashing should never be caulked for one thing. Caulking or tarring doesn’t allow the flashing to divert the water on top of the shingle its on top of. The counter flashing does not lap over top of the step in the one pic. Bad workmanship. Id tear it up do your home work on step flashing.

Also that pipe flashing looks to big for the diameter of the pipe. If you can’t see aht is wrong with this work and your a roofing contractor you should find a new profession. Sorry just my oppinion.

I would cut that pipe off below the roof, and put an adapter on it to make it a 2" or 3" so you can find a boot to fit it. I don’t think they make them that small. Looks in the pic to be a 1" pipe.

[quote=“tinner666”]Can anybody point out anything specific that may be wrong?
I’m posting this for honest opinions so the homeowner can read this. I and another roofer are at odds on the condition of this installation. Feel free let us know.[/quote]

Somebody is actually claiming and trying to defend that work?
I agree with the other poster who said he can’t see anything right with it.

He knows exactly whats wrong with it.He wants several of our qualified opinions on it,so its not just him telling the h/o whats wrong.Read the thread,bonehead.He knows more than you could wish to know.Who are you to put down a respectable member of our forum?Show some respect… :evil:

Do your homework on how to read and how not to come into a forum and act like an azz.I’m sure your portfolio would blow our minds. :roll:

1st pic (pipe collar)
Appears they used a 2" flashing for a 1" pipe, and filled the void with roof goop, not a very good idea, caulk will fail and leak.
And why all the goop around the shingles/flashing? If anything they should have run a bead of goop around the perimeter of the flashing and then shingle over that.

2nd pic
I think I can see a hole in the caulking just from the pic. That and you should never have a 90 degree corner like that.

Judging by all the roof goop used I would say the roofer wasn’t to sure about his flashing installation techniques and used goop to seal it off.
Looks as though they reused the old pipe flashings, new flashing are like $10 a piece and well worth it. But the look of the old garbage ones goes well with all that roof goop :mrgreen:
Some of that counter flashing looks as though it’s been beaten into place as opposed to installing it properly, can’t beat brute force and ignorance huh.

Lets see where do I begin!! The pipe boot is the wrong size it needs to be replaced with the proper size not gooped in it will leak. From what I can make out the flashing down the wall looks like it isn’t even under the shingels and just been gooped at the top not cut into the wall or counter-flashed like it needs to be. The conners of the flashing and the cricket are so cut up that they will always leak. There’s alot wrong here it needs to be torn up and done correctly or it will cause alot of damage :!: How old is this roof? It looks like the shingels are not sealing down very good. I’m feel very sorry for any homeowner that paid for anything like this!!! The person that did this work should really find a new line of work because they definitely don’t know what they are doing

Ok right down the line. Pic #1 that pipe is hideous. Done correctly, a pipe flashing should require no caulking, with the exception of any exposed nails fastening it to the roof. Its impossible to even tell what size pipe boot that is due to that mound of caulking. Shingles should be cut back about 1/2-3/4" around the base of the flashing to allow for unobstructed water flow. caulking will inhibit water flow.
Pic 2, 1/2 cricket. Well, usually you show a piece of the metal on a cricket like that, again, for unobstructed water flow and to avoid accumulation of debris. I also would not have put the joint in the counter flashing right there.
Pic 3, no way is that new flashing. and why doesn’t the counter flashing lap? Looks to be about a 1" gap between pieces. And that giant bead of caulking at the exit for the cricket is a sure water catcher.

Remaining pics are more of the same. I’m not sure why anyone would caulk the point where shingles and step flashing meet the wall. Again, all it does is inhibit water flow off the roof. It is a sure sign of someone who has no knowledge of proper flashing techniques. Its acutally less work to do it correctly lol.

What did they use to form the metal, their tailgate and a brick? :stuck_out_tongue:

That counter…is it just gummed to brick?? :shock:

[quote=“johnk”]

He knows exactly whats wrong with it.He wants several of our qualified opinions on it,so its not just him telling the h/o whats wrong.Read the thread,bonehead.He knows more than you could wish to know.Who are you to put down a respectable member of our forum?Show some respect… :evil:[/quote]

I thought he was the one who did the job. I don’t think it called for the insult though ASSHOLE!!