Chimney Flashing Suffolk County Long Island NY
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The most popular problem to have with your chimney, are leaks around chimney bases.
And more often than not, the culprit is the flashing — the sheet metal or copper that keeps the intersection between the chimney and roof watertight.
When water gets behind faulty flashing, it can do a lot of damage to the roof sheathing and framing and to the ceiling below, so you need to deal with this problem immediately.
Chimney flashing can be done in both lead, copper and aluminum. We are experts working with all materials, and are a full service chimney repair company. No matter which material is used, it must be layered correctly if water is to be kept out. When the chimney is at the bottom of a roof slope, we always install a cricket, a small diversion roof that prevents water from pounding the up-roof part of the chimney. We frame and sheathe crickets just like the rest of the roof, and then completely cover them with a modified bitumen membrane, which is folded up under the chimney flashing. We install asphalt shingles over the membrane to blend the cricket with the rest of the roof.
Because chimneys are such a potential trouble spot, inspect them once every year or two for loose or missing flashing and cracks in the masonry. Small cracks can be sealed with caulk designed to repair masonry. We also recommend that our customers waterproof their brick chimneys every few years with a silicone-based sealer. Not all builders agree, but this is a great way to keep water from seeping into the brick.
Give us a call today for a free chimney flashing estimate.
Some of our other services include roof repair, new roofs, deck repair and much more!
Chimney flashing is like roof flashing. A ting sheet of metal is installed where the roof and chimney meet. When you cut a whole in your roof for a feature like this then flashing is great way to prevent water or other elements from getting inside your home. Some signs that you need to replace your chimney flashing are as follows:
If you notice rust around your chimney flashing, then you need to call a chimney flashing expert as soon as possible. This can allow the elements to get behind the flash and cause some real damage to your roof and home.
If you notice leaks around your chimney, then it could very well be the flashing.
- Missing Flashing
If you notice that you are missing the flashing around your chimney, then it is time to call a chimney flashing expert. They can help guide you in the next steps you need to take in order to repair you missing parts.
- Eroded Flashing
If you notice that your flashing has become eroded, then it is time to replace those parts.
Everything falls victim to father time.
- Water Stains
If you see water stains in your home on your interior ceilings and walls that adjoin the chimney, then your flashing could need to be replaced.
If you see visible gaps in the caulking that surrenders the flash, then its time to call a chimney flashing expert.
We hope that you found this information useful and informative. If you have any other questions or concerns about Chimney Flashing, then feel free to give us a call or fill out the form below!
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