Originally Posted By: pdacey
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When you have step flashing at the intersection between the roof and vertical sidewall of the house it’s pretty much standard practice (at least it is here) that if the siding on the wall is wood, hardi-plank or similar, the step flashing is tucked up behind the siding. If the wall surface is brick or stone, generally the brick is installed before the roof surface and the step flashing is mounted to the face of the brick with a counterflashing.
Well, today I came across a house that appears as though the roof surface was installed prior to the brick. So the step flashing is behind the brick. They still put counter flashing on the face. I guess to give the appearance that the step flashing was also.
My question is this, is there really any problem that the step flashing is behind the brick? Wouldn't this be ideal anyway?
You can't see the step flashing in the picture but it is there. You can see the brick at the bottom edge of the counter flashing.
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