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    New roof and firewalls still leaking


    I have just had a new slate roof, but no flashing has been added to the parapet and firewalls. The roofer insists that this is a separate issue and not part of the roof. The firewalls are still leaking and he insists they need to be rerendered at an extra cost. Are parapets not part of the roof?

    Asked by Madeleine on 3rd Feb 2021
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    Perfect Construction

    "They should have made the whole roof watertight so yes that should have been part of the job. Why they are saying this I really not sure but it just sounds like they are trying to get more cash out of you. I would hold back some cash if I was you."

    Answered on 4th Feb 2021 - Member since Dec 2020 - report
    S blenkiron roofing

    "Personally, as a roofer myself, I would have done the flashing as this keep the roof water tight"

    Answered on 5th Feb 2021 - Member since Nov 2020 - report
    Ridgemont Roofing

    "Lead or leadax is need to go up the parapet as a soaker."

    Answered on 4th Feb 2021 - Member since Jan 2021 - report
    Karl Bingham

    "If there was a flashing there to start with it should be replaced like for like. But if there wasn't the roofer should be experienced enough to know if it need one or not."

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

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