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    Flashing around chimney


    Is it good practice to fit step and cover flashing to go over plain profile tiles (Terreal clay) rather than use traditional method using soakers and flashing not showing over tile?

    Asked by Laura on 29th Nov 2020
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    S Jardine Roofing

    "The correct method is to fit soakers and step flashing to abutment wall soakers should be code 3 lead or Alcan step flashing code 4 or above held with lead clips and pointed using lead mate."

    Answered on 30th Nov 2020 - Member since Jan 2019 - report
    MAC roofing

    "In order to keep the chimney dry soakers are required no matter what material you are using ie slate, tiles or plain tiles
    Step flashing and cover flashing essentially are the same thing and do the same job."

    Answered on 30th Nov 2020 - Member since Nov 2020 - report
    the maintenance dream team ltd

    "I would stick to the traditional method this works and is very effective when done correctly..."

    Answered on 13th Jan 2021 - Member since Jan 2021 - report

    "With using rosemary tiles you need soakers that are 7 inch long on every course on top of tiles bending them up 3 inch up the wall then use 6 inch code 4 lead for the step flashing to go over soakers"

    Answered on 7th Jan 2021 - Member since Jan 2021 - report
    S blenkiron roofing

    "Hello, you must always use soakers otherwise as a secondary it will allow the water to come in, best practice is soakers and front apron, step flashing either side of chimney and then a back gutter, I would suggest getting a roofer who has the experience and skill set to do this"

    Answered on 10th Jan 2021 - Member since Nov 2020 - report
    Perfect Construction

    "Either way is fine as long as there is enough over lap. But for aesthetics underneath the tiles looks better!!"

    Answered on 9th Dec 2020 - Member since Dec 2020 - report
    AA roofers

    "Old way is the best way for me soakers and flashing"

    Answered on 4th Jan 2021 - Member since Oct 2020 - report
    Westwood Roofing&Landscaping

    "You will still need soakers as there a must in waterproofing along the chimney with small tiles and a step flashing up the chimney overlapping the soakers as normal."

    Answered on 13th Feb 2021 - Member since Sep 2020 - report
    Karl Bingham

    "Cover flashings and shakers are what should be used on small plain tiles, concrete or clay it doesn't matter. The only time flashings come on to the tile is if it's large tiles like Marley mods or Ludlow majors etc."

    Answered on 21st Oct 2021 - Member since Jun 2021 - report

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