One of the real reasons I replaced the entire roof.
We have a leak in the living room near the chimney, I’ve had issues with it since I bought the place. The previous owner had an issue with it as well.
Before now, I’ve spent something like $2,500 or so to have the area repaired (flashing, and shingles around that whole area replaced), chimney sealed, chimney cap fixed up, all in the hopes of fixing the leak.
The chimney sealing and work on the flashing (by JConn) did a little help in making the leak, not as bad. It used to be pretty bad.
But for the last couple of years, it only seemed to leak when we got monsoon rain, which being a drought for like a decade, doesn’t happen all that often.
These guys ripped it all out. And said that they found a big gap in the flashing that was there, that would have allowed water to get in.
They promise they will be fixing it. They say that they are going to have to make the flashing a bit higher as the previous flashing work, ‘cut into’ the brick work there, so to make sure a tight seal is had, they have to cover up that and a bit higher.
Again, all I know is, if the leak isn’t fixed, I am not saying I am the one that will be burning this mother down, but this place will go up like kindling.
The rhythmic ‘pop-pop-pop’ would almost lull me to sleep, if it wasn’t coming from a nail gun,