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Topic: Masonry or brick work

Jul 20, 2018
Jul 27, 2018

Definitely before you do the roof, masonary work and any flashing around the chimney should be done prior to starting on the roofing.

Jul 20, 2018
Jul 23, 2018

Our recommendation would be to do the massonry work first and then roofing for a few different reasons.

1.This gives the masons freedom to step and walk on the roof without causing damage to the new shingles. 

2. You will want to make sure the new flashing that is intstalled around the chimney is installed correctly, accounting for any masonry changes and is not damaged due to installation.

3. Ultimately, that the new roof is not damaged and that the warranty does not get voided. 

Jul 20, 2018
Jul 21, 2018

Each case is unique but in general, the chimney should be done first. Special attention should be paid to the roof flashings around the chimney.  If the flashings are behind the stone then make sure they extend far enough into the shingles so the new roof can be flashed properly. If the flashings are surface mounted and there is a counter flashing then the roofer should have no problem making the chimney base watertight   

Oct 13, 2016
Oct 13, 2016

I would recommend a licenced mason   Please don't have a handyperson do it.  It will look terrible and may not withstand an siemic even properly.

i would call some of the licenced home builder in your area and ask them who they would recommend/

Phililp

Oct 13, 2016
Oct 13, 2016

Masons would install mortar on bricks.

Metal roof pricing ranges on what the structure details are (steepness, valleys, penetrations, wall flashings, chimneys, etc.) and what gauge, profile, ventilation and snow retention (if any) is needed or requested.

Sep 6, 2016

Jack Wilkins answered:

Oct 10, 2016

You're not looking for a brick mason.....your looking for a landscaper expirenced in hardscapes.....brick masons typicall only deal with installing brick facades.....pavers require grading,fill material (compacted correctly), and then paver install....not something a mason would have knowledge of...

Sep 6, 2016

Donald Burks answered:

Sep 12, 2016

We located in Hermitage, TN.  Same county (Davidson) as Nashville.

There are  two sections we need to fill:  one is 17' x 6'.  The other is 9' x 8'

See attached photos.  Obviously a small job, which might be too attractive to masons.

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