Our free roof inspection showed the obvious reason this chimney was leaking: poor flashing and caulking.
In this photo, the flashing is a full inch above the roof, easily allowing water in.
We tore off around the damaged area of the roof to lay down a protective layer of Ice & Water Barrier, and to build the cricket.
This cricket will divert water around the chimney to the gutters, where it will be channelled away from the house.
The homeowner of this Apple Valley home called in when the roof was severely leaking during the heavy fall rains. Roofing contractor Trinity Exteriors was able to repair the roof quickly by constructing a roof crickets. A cricket is built on the high part of the chimney to direct water away from the structure. Then we flashed the chimney so no water would seep into the wood.