Guest User
10/17/2007
Hi everyone, Just had my roof done and I had a quick question. I was wondering if the hole the roofers cut on the left side of the flashing is needed, or did they cut that hole after the fact to patch something underneath and left it that way? Thanks in advance
Guest User
10/17/2007
Nick, If you look real close where the stucco and the tile meet, you can see a thin layer of material used for a flashing, probably epdm but it could be a lead. It looks like they put a thin layer of dyed concrete on top of it to blend in with the tile. Looks like a good job. The column you have blocks the water flow coming down the roof. They had to flash it to turn the water around it. That is why the tile is cut like it is, to facilitate the water getting around the column. [email protected]
Todd Miller
Isaiah Industries, Inc.
10/18/2007
Sometimes a picture isn't worth quite a thousand words. I am not sure I exactly fully understand what is going on here. Wade has seen lots of metal roofing in his day though so I sure won't argue with what he is saying. Still, I am a little curious about the whole thing. I would suggest sending this picture and your question to the manufacturer of your roofing.
Guest User
10/18/2007
Thanks guys for your responses. I understand the flashing part to direct the water, its just that extra notch/hole on the left that bugs me. I walked up and down the neighborhood to look at other examples, and i have not seen another house that utilizes the extra hole on the left in the metal shingle. I guess it bothers me because it's not pleasing to the eyes. But again thank you for you help.
Guest User
10/19/2007
Nick, The hole--slot--doesn't have to be there. I don't know if the installer did it to help the water out that gets in around the wood column (that's what I would think) or if they just miscut the panel and installed it anyway. You should be able to get them to change the panel. Looking at it from an installer's view, you have water that gets in around the column--top and side. That extra two inches that's cut out would help the water out. With the panel cut straight down, it has a turned down lip to slow down the water or slightly divert it. With the hole it's not as aesthetically pleasing as without. But, if it bothers you, I would get them to change the panel.
Todd Miller
Isaiah Industries, Inc.
10/20/2007
Thanks Wade.
Guest User
10/22/2007
Thanks Wade and Todd for your insights regarding this.... it was very much appreciated. Thanks!!
Todd Miller
Isaiah Industries, Inc.
10/22/2007
You're welcome
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