Storm 4-29-2010
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Storm 4-29-2010
4-6-2010
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4-6-2010
This is part of the tiles I have been collecting for 24 years.
6-11-2008/Chimney Wash
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6-11-2008/Chimney Wash
We covered this chimney "Wash" (top) area with lead to prevent water from being absorbed through the top of the chimney.
7-18-2008/Chimney Wash
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7-18-2008/Chimney Wash
This chimney wash has never been covered with lead. This is a picture of a chimney that needs the upper portion to be rebuilt. Old brick walls usually need tuckpointing because the weather erodes the mortar. That can happen to chimneys too, but many times this happens first. The top ("Wash" area) has brick mortar on it and it cracks and lets water into the inside of the chimney. Then the water and ice pushes the mortar out, and this is the way that looks. A lead cover on the Wash can prevent that. I look at many leaks at chimneys. Sometimes the copper flashing is worn out and needs to be replaced. Other times I tell people that water is getting in through the top of the chimney and for some reason, some people do not believe it. A picture is worth a thousand words.
We covered this chimney wash area with lead. Many people do not realize that water can be absorbed through the bricks and mortar, and even more through the top of the chimney. The top of the chimney is usually called the "wash".
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We covered this chimney wash area with lead. Many people do not realize that water can be absorbed through the bricks and mortar, and even more through the top of the chimney. The top of the chimney is usually called the
Pictures of wear holes in the original copper valley that is approximately 60 years old.
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Pictures of wear holes in the original copper valley that is approximately 60 years old.
Leaking Chimney Flashing, after the clay tiles have been removed.
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Leaking Chimney Flashing, after the clay tiles have been removed.
This tile was broken for so long that the roofing paper wore out and the wood roof sheathing was starting to deteriorate.
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This tile was broken for so long that the roofing paper wore out and the wood roof sheathing was starting to deteriorate.
Pictures of Storm Damage.The wind blew off many tiles, and also destroyed the flat roof below.
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Pictures of Storm Damage.The wind blew off many tiles, and also destroyed the flat roof below.
Low sloped roof area that leaked and caused a significant amount of rotted wood. The slate has been removed.
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Low sloped roof area that leaked and caused a significant amount of rotted wood. The slate has been removed.
This is a picture of the same roof area as the picture above, after new wood and slate were installed.
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This is a picture of the same roof area as the picture above, after new wood and slate were installed.
An example of how roofing paper underlayment can wear out after aproxmatly 55 years. All 5 pictures (4 below this one) are of the same roof area. This one is after tiles were removed.
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An example of how roofing paper underlayment can wear out after aproxmatly 55 years. All 5 pictures (4 below this one) are of the same roof area. This one is after tiles were removed.
Before debris was swept away
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Before debris was swept away
After debris was swept away
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After debris was swept away
Notice the worn roofing paper where the top edges of the tiles were resting. The paper is worn through the roof sheeting which can cause a leak.
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Notice the worn roofing paper where the top edges of the tiles were resting. The paper is worn through the roof sheeting which can cause a leak.
After new roofing paper was installed over the leak area only.
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After new roofing paper was installed over the leak area only.