roof-to-wall flashing caulked to wall


Old 05-15-19, 10:07 AM
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roof-to-wall flashing caulked to wall

We just had a new roof installed. Overall it looks good but there were a couple of issues identified by an inspector. The main issue is that the roof-to-wall flashing has been caulked to the mortar between the bricks, which according to the inspector may eventually cause leaks when caulking fails or wears off. The inspector mentioned that the correct way to install would have been to cut the flashing into the mortar. In the picture, our roof is in the foreground (bottom right of pic). The flashing is attached to our neighbor's wall.

Is the inspector correct? And can this be fixed relatively easily with new flashing and without having to remove shingles? I'd like more opinions before discussing options with the contractor.

Many thanks!


JFYI, on an unrelated note, back on 10-23-2018, I had started a thread entitled "is this new roof ok?" where our first roofer replaced our roof without first fixing issues to the underlying structure. The side walls of the house were poorly constructed and sticking up too high. The original roofer agreed to void the contract. The new roofer trimmed the walls before installing the new roof.
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Old 05-15-19, 12:43 PM
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No more brick than there is showing I would have run the flashing all the way up to the soffit/fascia board.
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