Forum Title: Wood Pecker Damage
Wood peckers drilled the siding on this chimney up pretty badly and had a nest inside the chimney box. The old chimney cap was rusted out pretty bad and the water was running off of it and into the wood pecker holes. This easily rotted out the old masonite siding and the osb behind that as you can see in the pics. The house was re-roofed just a couple years ago and they just re-used the existing flashing around the chimney and smeared caulking all up and down It'so I had to replace all that as well to make sure there would be no leaks even though I was pretty sure it was just the siding causing the leak. Instead of patching the siding, I decided it would be best to replace the whole backside and adjoining side from the roof up. The client is having the entire house painted soon. I glued two rubber snakes down to the chimney cap in an effort to prevent the wood peckers from repeating the process in the future.
Category: Roofing Post By: TINA SULLIVAN (Shoreline, WA), 03/15/2018

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