I got a quote from contractor to fix chimney leaking water during rain to ceiling. There is drywall damage to ceiling too as result.
What he is recommending is ripping off the roof 2 feet around the chimney and redo that to fix the leak. He thinks the leak has likely to do with flashing but just working with flashing from outside may not be enough or may not last.
So I am not sure if ripping of 2 feet around the chimney is the best way. My roof is around 5 years old. His estimate it about $3500.
What should I do? I feel like just leaking proofing the flashing might be enough?
He didn't climb up the roof, the observation were from ground. Thanks. This is in US, east coast.
I went through the estimate closely and a lot if is going towards repair of the ceilings which is spread over two rooms. Due to dry-wall patching in each room (multiple sq ft), he says the whole ceiling will need repainting to look same. The chimney leak part itself is $1300.
The estimate also includes ripping off the crown molding and reattaching.