Is Your Chimney Flashing In Good Shape?

When it comes to your home, you want to make sure it continues to look beautiful and remains in excellent condition for years to come. With all your invested time and effort, you wouldn’t be too pleased if you were to find water leaking in through the chimney, causing damage to the walls, ceilings, and other interior areas. It’s no surprise that a leak is bad for your bottom line, not to mention a source of stress that everyone would rather avoid at all costs. If a leak has already occurred in your home, or it’s something you would very much like to prevent, then the experts at Alpine Chimney can put every worry you have about a leaking chimney to rest.

Did you know the chimney flashing is quite often where water enters? It’s something we have seen time and again on homes throughout the region, and thus, the flashing will be the first component we check when called to conduct a thorough leak inspection at your residence.

A Closer Look At Your Chimney Flashing

Before today, you may not have even known what flashing was – let alone what it does! Simply put, flashing is sheet metal that’s installed at the point where the chimney intersects with the roofing system, sealing any gaps and openings that would have otherwise been present. Because of its location on the chimney, the flashing can be vulnerable to damage caused by foundation settling, tampering by animals, severe weather, and even a poorly executed installation. Fortunately, the latter is something you’ll never experience with Alpine Chimney.

What Are Your Options After We Find Your Flashing Is Leaking?

If we find that the flashing was indeed the origin of the leak, we will proceed in one of two ways. The first would be to repair the damaged parts and seal up any entrance points where water has been infiltrating. The other would to replace the flashing if it is found to be defective or beyond repair.

As chimney experts who have seen the results of poor flashing repair and installation, we urge you to leave this type of work to the pros. Not only do we need you to stay safe by staying off of your roof, but we also want to ensure that the flashing installed on your home is installed properly and will last years down the line. Rest assured, we will get to the bottom of what your chimney needs are and then flawlessly carry out the subsequent repair or replacement work. We can even waterproof your flashing for added protection – just ask!

We’ll Assess The Damage & Take Care Of It!

As so many residents have discovered, we are the premier chimney company serving Westchester, Putnam, and Suffolk Counties. Call us today or request an appointment online to schedule your hassle-free estimate!

 

A professional crown rebuild or repair may be all your chimney system needs to take care of chimney leak problems. Ask us for help today.