Posts Tagged ‘counterflashing’

Chimney Counter Flashings

Posted on: December 16th, 2013 by editor

Chimney Counter Flashings

These photos were taken from a chimney project in Wayland, MA. The before and after photos of the chimney counter flashingsare at the lower elevation. This is where the chimney meet the asphalt shingle roofing and the vinyl siding.

Proper installation of chimney counter-flashings at roof penetrations can not be overstated. These roof weaknesses are most often where leaks and other issues will occur. On chimneys, the counter-flashing may involve cuttling into the brick mortar or stone of a chimney or wall. A properly flashed chimney is protected by the overlap between the base flashing and the counter-flashing.

At Landmark Roofing, we provide new construction and repair services. We specialize in slate, copper, shingle and flat roofing. We offer related home remodeling services such as masonry, gutters and historic restorations. With over 65 years of combined experience, we have earned a reputation for giving clients what they ask for and getting projects right the first time. Our industry expertise allows us to provide the highest quality roofing and renovation services while keeping costs low.

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Phone: (617) 965-ROOF

Roofing Contractor | Newton

Newton, Wellesley, Weston, Brookline, Sudbury

Masonry Meets Roofing

Posted on: October 2nd, 2013 by editor

With flat roofs, termination is likely the most critical piece that needs proper attention. A termination is anywhere the roof ends and something else like a brick wall, sided wall, junction to slate or shingles begin. In this case the siding was brick and required serious precision.

Roofing that will be repaired by Landmark Roofing


The “counterflashing” was torn up and leaking. It’s comparative to an old dental filling; it needs to be removed carefully and then prepared then finally replaced.

If these steps are not followed your roof is only half way done. This part of the job took Jim about a day and a half. The flat roof was completed in a little over two days by two workers.


Landmark Roofing Repairing roofing - "counterflashing"

Landmark Roofing takes measures to ensure the job is done right the first time. In situations involving termination, clients can be assured that every step is taken to properly repair and/or install flat roofs.

We handle general repairs, waterproofing, storm damage repairs, recoating and more.

If you’re in need of any repairs or improvements to your flat roof, please call or complete a contact-us form to schedule your free consultation.

Roofing Contractor | Newton

Newton, Wellesley, Weston, Brookline, Sudbury

Asphalt Shingle Roof Repair: Let Our Fingers Do the Talking

Posted on: July 9th, 2013 by editor

Before last month’s big rain, Landmark Roofing replaced an asphalt shingle roof in Wellesley. The previous roof flashing had not been installed with consideration for these rake trims and were damaged over time. We took advantage of this and replaced the old and damaged trims and fascias. The trim board that we used was a composite material. Unlike wood, the composite trim will not rot, bugs won’t eat it and it will never need paint. It can, however, be painted to match your trim color.


Asphalt Shingle Roof Repair and Replacement


As to not repeat the past, a new roof system was designed to better align the new trims. Careful planning and measurements will bring more years to this client’s roof.


Preparing composite trim for replacing wood trim

At Landmark Roofing we like to say “let our fingers do the talking”… More than promises we like to see results. We work with you to be certain your roof is part of the whole exterior system and will give you not only benefits for your roof but many exterior protection benefits as well. Let Landmark Roofing not only tell you how but show you too!

Roofing Contractor | Newton

Newton, Wellesley, Weston, Brookline, Sudbury