What do you do when the cricket isn't cricket?
Do you know what a cricket is?
It's a little, triangular feature roofers build behind a wide chimney. In roofing slang, it's called a cricket!
It's intended to divert water around that chimney, so it doesn't flow rapidly down a roof and splash violently into the chimney, causing a leak.
I would assume this cricket has been behind this chimney long before the recent roof shingle replacement.
But even if the cricket was built then, it wasn't angled or flashed properly.
How do I know this?
BECAUSE I WENT INTO THE ATTIC TO CHECK IT!
You can see the chimney brick on the right.
You can see the leak on the left.
You can see the severe leak problem.
You can see the rot developing.
You can see a lot is going on!
Gee, I'll have to go into attics more often... ;>)
So something will have to be done here as well as over the garage!
I don't know if this problem pre-existed the recent shingle replacement, or if it developed since.
If it is pre-existing, they sure didn't fix it as it's soaked now.
And if it developed since, well, the same applies here as did on the previous post!
My recommendation: a recently-replaced roof may or may not be professionally done. It's best to find out! I'd call an experienced home inspector!
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