If you suspect your chimney is leaking, it is important to take care of the possible leaks immediately. Water leaks can cause extensive and expensive damage to a masonry chimney. According to the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA), deterioration of the bricks and mortar joints is accelerated in the winter because of the freeze/thaw cycles.
For over 25 years, we have been taking care of the leaky chimneys in the lower Hudson Valley region. Our CSIA-certified chimney technicians can diagnose the source of your chimney leak, make repairs, and prevent leaks for the future. We would like to tell you more about our professional chimney water penetration preventive services.
CHIMNEY CAP INSTALLATION
Without a chimney cap, there is an opening on the top of your home. This allows rain, melted ice and snow to enter your home through the chimney. Having a chimney cap is the most economical way for homeowners to prevent water penetration of their masonry chimneys. They are made of copper, stainless steel, and other metals, and they are available in many sizes and shapes. At All Seasons Chimney, we can help you pick out the perfect cap. Our CSIA-certified chimney technicians can also install it to protect your chimney more efficiently.
FLASHING CONSTRUCTION AND REPAIR
One of the most common spots for water leaks is the area where the chimney meets the roof, the flashing. The best protection for this vulnerable spot is a customized flashing system. Flashing can easily get damaged during storms and other elements of weather, and that is why we offer flashing repairs as well.
If you do not have a system in place to properly protect your chimney, we can construct a new customized flashing system. We take precise measurements of your chimney to cut the exact sizes of metal sheeting needed. Then we wrap this metal sheeting in layers and embed them into your chimney and roof. After we finish wrapping and layering the sheeting, we then caulk the corners and any gaps to make sure there is a watertight seal for best protection against water.
CALL THE PROFESSIONALS
To prevent any sort of water leaks, we recommend these two preventive services or our professional waterproofing treatment to prevent water from penetrating your masonry chimney. Contact us today to schedule an appointment for our professional chimney water leak maintenance and repair services at 845-567-1217.