This is exactly what I thought when I looked at the chimney on the inside of a house with a "new roof" - if it's a new roof, why is it wet around the chimney? And I see light!
Because of the proximity of a carport the access to the roof was way too high, so the only way to see the "new" flashing around the chimney was from the ground and 20x binocks.
All I can say is that the flashing didn't look right. Kind of slapped up there.
That leaves the attic to see how things are going.
Above, beside and below the chimney the wood looked freshly wet, and I could see light!
Flashing should never allow light.
But if light gets in, water gets in.
And near that light the wood sure was rotting!
So the next step is beyond me.
The next step requires a roofer.
And that shouldn't be.
BECAUSE IT'S A NEW ROOF!
If you are selling the house, this puts you in a tough spot.
Do you want to ask the same roofer who did it poorly to come back, or do you want to pay another roofer to do it right?
If you are buying the house, this puts you in a tough spot.
Do you want the seller to ask the same roofer who did it poorly to come back, or do you want the seller to pay another roofer to do it right?
Or do you, as the buyer of the house, want to pay for your own choice in roofers to fix it?
In that regard I can give little advice! I would be happy to come back and have a look afterwards though!
My recommendation: new is better than old. But well done is better than not! We all want new and well done! And that's the way it is.
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC
Based in Bristow, serving all of Northern Virginia.
Office (703) 330-6388 Cell (703) 585-7560