AWW GEEZ !! - Posted by Laure
Posted by Laure on January 22, 1999 at 07:44:57:
OK… so we have worked out hineys off getting this rehab done for an early closing. We got the snow storm from H*ll and coundn’t even get to the house for almost a week, and lost a bunch of time. One of my helpers got Bronchitus and lost a week. FHA financing threw in a few extra things to do. And Last night, as we are “touching up” a drop of water hits me in the head !!! In the attic we go, and the flashing on the chimney is leaking like a sieve. Oh, we are having rain, and rain, and rain… the streets are flooded, and some are closed. Final FHA inspection is today at 3pm. I’ll let you know if the duct tape works in the attic !! LOL just kidding. There is a roof cement that works wet. Gonna give that a go. By the way, the roof is new.
I am finding that a lot of roofers don’t flash chimneys right. I had 6 roofs put on this year, so I bought a video
on roofing so I was educated on the process. Three of the chimneys leaked after rain, including mine ! (oh, this is 4 now) Different contractors did the jobs. I am finding they are cutting corners on the chimneys and just slapping shingles over the flashing… result, roof leaks.
Moral of the story: Get your hands dirty, and get on the roof with the contractors to make sure they aren’t being sloppy. By the way, these were all reuputable firms!