One of the most important responsibilities as a homeowner is keep water out of your chimney. Water is detrimental to the health of your chimney and home. The top of your chimney is exposed to rain, ice, and snow. It takes professional measures to prevent water leaking into your home through the flue.
For over 25 years, All Seasons Chimney has been providing top quality chimney system maintenance. We also offer professional repair and installation to the Hudson Valley area. Our chimney technicians have been trained and certified by industry leaders such as the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) and the National Fireplace Institute (NFI). You can trust our experience and knowledge to protect your chimney. One of the preventive services we offer is customized flashing repair and construction. We would like to tell you more about this important part of your chimney system.
What exactly is a flashing system?
Certain parts of the chimney are more vulnerable to water leaks than others, especially the flashing. The flashing is the area where the chimney meets the roof. It is one of the most important spots to protect. To keep water from pooling around this area, you need a good flashing system. The flashing is consist of sheets of metal wrapped around the chimney. It is essential to have it well built to prevent water from leaking inside your home. Without a properly constructed flashing system, your chimney is at risk for water damage.
What can I expect from All Seasons Chimney’s flashing services?
When All Seasons Chimney repairs your damaged flashing system, we always try to patch the existing metal sheeting first. If we feel that your system is beyond simple repairs, we recommend the removal your flashing and replace it with our customized construction flashing. Our CSIA-certified chimney professionals take exact measurements to precisely cut the metal sheeting to properly layer around your chimney. We only use the most durable materials, and we know how to correctly wrap the metal sheeting in layers that will resist strong winds and wild animal tampering. You can count on us to protect your chimney from water penetration damage.
Over the years, we have seen the extensive damage and deterioration caused by a badly built flashing system. Whenever a customer calls us about a leaky chimney, flashing is the first place we check when we inspect your chimney for the source of the water leak. Oftentimes, we find that the flashing has been poorly installed with improper materials. This type of damage can lead to gaps and cracks that encourage water leaks.
Call All Seasons Chimney to repair your flashing system
If you suspect you have a leaky chimney, contact us at All Seasons Chimney to schedule a professional chimney inspection. Our CSIA-certified technicians will check our your chimney to diagnose the problem, and we will let you know how we can repair the damage too!