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A roofer is putting metal roofing on my home. Where the roofing meets the siding does not look right to me. The roofing angles up over the siding about six inches; however, there is no caulking between the siding and the roofing. I don't know where this water goes that hit there, and I am concerned.
The flashing ideally would go behind the siding which would require the siding to be removed. A less desirable option would be a slight saw cut into the siding and then the flashing turned into it and sealed. Another less desirable option is to create a trough between the flashing and the siding by turning the flashing out a bit at the top and filling that trough with sealant.
Thank you for your response. Maybe he did something like that last option. Looking at the opening between the metal and the siding, I do not see any sealant. Could it be inside lower? Looking at the pictures, what do you think he did? And what would you recommend? Is this simply a less desirable option, or a big problem?
I am concerned there may be unsealed gaps between the siding and the flashing, creating an area where water will get through the roof system.
That's my concern too. I'm just trying to figure out a way forward. I believe he tried to go under the siding but had trouble and gave up. I base this on the fact he broke off the white trim and loosened all the siding on one of my dormers long before doing any of this questionable work. I contacted another roofer with a request to inspect his work, but they declined. I have not paid him the balance, and he has other things that need fixed. I am planning on finding another roofer to look at it. I assume attempting to put sealant in as it is would be a very poor method.
Also, with the preferred method, do they really have to remove all the siding all the way up?
To go behind siding like yours, yes, it would probably all need to be removed. There is always a risk of it splitting and needing to be replaced.
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