Diverter flashings were not installed on either side of this chimney when the home was built. Exterior damage is common but most likely there is interior damage to the framing and substrate as shown in the following pictures.
After removal of the hardcoat stucco water damage to the framing was exposed.
The pictures below show a close up of the extensive water damage to the framing of the above chimney.
This picture shows an area where counterflashing was installed by a roofer. Counterflashing does not take the place of a diverter flashing.
The hardcoat stucco was reinstalled on this chimney, including proper step flashing and a diverter flashing at the chimney to roof line.
These homes did not have diverter flashings installed
during construction. As you can see whether your home has siding, stucco, or a stone exterior water can invade
and damage the wood.
No Diverter Flashing was installed when this home was built.
Look at the damage that has been caused!
The front of this home has synthetic stucco and stacked stone. Diverter flashings are necessary on this home too.
Water Damaged Soffit & Fascia
After the gutter and stacked stone was removed extensive water damage was visible to the framing and substrate.