Alright, you, RooferJ, or whomever. Here is my question, and I’m not asking what will work or if it is good enough, etc., I’m wanting to know what is correct:
I’m looking at a slate roof with copper flashings on this nice little house.
And along the edge, you can see the roofer has laid the first few starter slate with chamfered edge down; unfortunately, the I&WS stop short.
However, the problem is there is no cant strip (or in tile speak, anti-ponding strip) behind the trim board along fascia, and it causes the slate to bridge the height change between the trim board and roof deck.
And, of course, there is this problem.
So, here is what I need to know. I’ve seen drip edge with a raised edge for slate, and I’ve seen a manufacturer show the cant strip behind the trim board. How is the edge actually supposed to be done with regard to the wood? Should top of trim board be even with roof deck? Can the GC just remove and lower the trim board? Should they just install the required cant strip?
Next question. Do you have a full-proof easy way to fix the edge without pulling a bunch of slate? And I don’t want a bunch of bibs or a flashing strip.
As for the rest of it, I saw the chimney in the valley and a slew of other issues, but I was wondering what you happen to know about the proper way to start slate and wood along fascia. Ideally, I’d think you’d want your trim board chamfered so the copper flashing extends from roof deck over trim board, and the starter slate would provide the proper angle on the first row of slate.
The void concerns me because the slate isn’t fully supported, but other than the ponding you can see in the last photo, I don’t know if it should. Your thoughts?