Roof Cricket Detail

It is like a small roof.

Roof cricket detail. Roof crickets can be covered with metal flashing or with the same material as the rest of the roof. There are two approaches to stepped flashings. One type uses pieces of copper base flashing installed with each course of shingles. The roof cricket is normally the same pitch as the rest of the roof but not always.

After a roof inspection we saw that this roof cricket wa. A typical occurrence is where a brick chimney rises above a roof. Roof crickets are found on the high side of a chimney or when one roof meets another. For those of you who dont know a cricket is a type of rain diverter that sets behind a chimney.

The details shown concentrate on such chimney flashings but apply to other wall conditions. To begin you must know the pitch of the existing roof which is usually expressed as inches per foot of run. They need to be done properly or big problems follow. A cricket or saddle is a ridge structure designed to divert water on a roof around the high side of a chimney or the transition from one roof area to another the cricket is normally the same pitch as the rest of the roof but not always.

When a roof is generated automatically crickets will not be produced but they can be drawn manually using the roof plane tool. Roof crickets are a problem spot on the roof.

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