Chimney Flashing Repair
Guaranteed Chimney of New England is a trusted name when it comes to a wide range of chimney services, including chimney flashing repair. A leaking chimney can cause chaos for homeowners. It is oftentimes tough to identify exactly how your chimney is leaking. One common cause for chimney leaks is poor flashing installation. The flashing is simply a sheet of metal designed for one purpose: to seal the chimney from water. The flash is the connection between the chimney and the roof. However, the effectiveness of the flashing wears over time and needs to be repaired. An annual chimney inspection is a simple way to avoid this problem, as every inspection would catch a deteriorating chimney flash.
Chimney Repair Estimate
For more information about chimney flashing repair for your home, please give us a call today. The number for our office is 866-528-1324. When you call, we can provide you with a free estimate!
Chimney Flashing Repair Warning Signs
Leaks around the chimney may not always present themselves right away and the signs can hide, causing damage to your foundation without you knowing. Moisture can enter the roofing and ceiling areas and rot the wood and damage the drywall. Inspections once or twice are year are imperative to keeping your home safe from water damage.
During an inspection of a chimney, the flashing gets a careful look. The most vulnerable area to a leak is at the bottom of a roof slope. This is an area that typically needs extra attention during an inspection, as well as possible repairs to ensure that your chimney is waterproof and keeps your home dry. If you are experiencing leaks, then get in touch with us to discuss our chimney waterproofing services. Our chimney flashing repair services can be trusted to get the job done right!
Chimney Flashing Repair Process
When the roof flashing separates from the brick around chimneys, it allows rainwater to leak into the house. But this loose flashing can be a quick and simple repair job. A few simple steps and your roof can be safe from water damage. Here are the general steps to our chimney flashing repair jobs:
- First, any leaves or debris in the area is cleaned between the flash and the chimney.
- Then, a chisel is used to remove any remaining hardened roofing cement. This is done to ensure that the new roofing cement has a clean hold of the chimney.
- Once that is applied, the flash needs to be tightened against the chimney.
- After it is screwed back in, more roofing cement is used to cover any exposed nails or screws. as well as applying it to the joint between the brick and the flashing.
- To finish, this cement is simply evened out to look smooth.
Chimney flashing repair can be a crucial aspect when trying to stop a chimney leak. The steps laid out above should only be handled by a chimney professional. You know, like the ones here at Guaranteed Chimney of New England.
Call For More Information
Sometimes, though, a simple chimney flashing repair is not all that is required to maintain the safety of your chimney and, subsequently, your roof. If you are in need of any service for your chimney, please contact us today for a free estimate. The professionals at Guaranteed Chimney proudly serve residents in the Boston area. For more information about our services, please call 866-528-1324. We will gladly answer any questions or concerns you have about the status of your chimney.