Standing seam panels around Chimneys

Matt Arcand
11/29/2014
I have just had an Englerts standing seam metal roof installed and am concerned with the way they worked around the chimney. One of the panels has two horazontal seams in it.
Eric Novotny
An informed customer is the Best Customer!
11/29/2014
Opening up for comment. Not my favorite flashing detail but I see what they were trying to do.
Matt Arcand
11/29/2014
I should add this is on a 2/12 pitch roof. Another photo from a different angle.
Todd Miller
Isaiah Industries, Inc.
11/30/2014
Certainly not ideal nor from what I can tell entirely necessary ... not good that it is in ice and snow area plus on a low pitch roof. I assume they sealed the lap well. Would have been nice to seam it. In the second photo you sent, what is the blueish material showing alongside the corner of the chimney?
Matt Arcand
11/30/2014
That's the cricket.
Todd Miller
Isaiah Industries, Inc.
11/30/2014
But what is the blueish material I am seeing? Is it a different metal? Is it underlayment? Is it the same metal but just looks different?
Matt Arcand
11/30/2014
Went back up to check, it is the same material as the cricket, galvanized steel? Possibly the same piece or seamed and leaded? There is a lot of tar or black jack sealant on the cricket from the old asphalt roof. Ultimately what I want to know is should I have the contractor fix this, and how to approach asking them to fix it? With as much knowlage and information as possible to back up my request. The lap joints really concern me as well as the copious amount of exposed fastners along the base of the cricket. There is also a bubble in the metal, I think they call it tin canning, by the cricket. Thank you for your help and quick response to my posts.
Todd Miller
Isaiah Industries, Inc.
11/30/2014
Okay I understand better now. I wonder if the middle lapped panel doesn't extend up under the up hill one a way so that if water gets under the panels there at that flashing corner, it will still be on top of the second panel. But, if they sealed the lap, it will have no way out. I am concerned that this is not a real long term solution. However, because this is a mechanically seamed panel, it will be a pain to change it. I really would suggest getting a response from Englert on this and how they feel it affects the weathertightness and warranty of the finished roof system.
Eric Novotny
An informed customer is the Best Customer!
12/1/2014
+1 Way too much sealant on there to be a long term or permanent fix. If the panels are lapped, I am not so worried about rain leakage as I am about snow melting.
Matt Arcand
12/1/2014
Spent some time on the phone this morning, with Englarts they feel that although it's not the nicest looking work that it's ok. All so spoke with the the contractor they said that there is a six inch over lap at each horizontal seam, and every thing is sealed with silicone. I can't say I am excited with the choices made, but the contractor clams their warranty is for the lifetime of the roof.
Dick Bus
12/1/2014
If you have access to attic, I would recommend that you inspect the chimney area and document that there is no moisture coming in. Chances are you do not have a problem now. check and document each month for the next year. Usually if you get through a year's worth of weather changes you would be ok. If there is any sign of moisture then the chimney was not properly flashed and it would need to be redone. NOT re-caulked.

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