Chimney Cap Repairs For Bay Shore

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CHIMNEY CAP REPAIRS FOR BAY SHORE

What Is The Importance Of Chimney Cap Repairs?

Chimney caps protect the place atop the chimney from leaking water where the roof meets the chimney. Your chimney cap is one of the most neglected places when it comes to the adequate conservation of a home. Chimney cap damage is rarely seen from the ground – or even noticed – until something goes bad with it. When roof or chimney cap repair becomes damaged, it loses it imperviousness and resistance to water and causes a host of other problems. Chimney cap repairs are generally made with cement or thin copper, galvanized steel or aluminum sheets that are usually mounted beneath the roof’s shingles. Chimney cap repair is the first line of defense from water infiltration.

A chimney cap’s purpose is to impede rain water and melting snow from infiltrating your house. When installed precisely, proper chimney cap repairs will serve you for many years. Expressway provides chimney cap inspections, preventative maintenance and chimney inspections to protect your chimney as well as the roof and attic from the inevitable deterioration caused by excessive water infiltration.

Checking Chimney Cap Damage

Following a storm, walk around your structure and inspect for water stains and in your house and ceilings using a flashlight – if possible. Water stains could indicate the start of your chimney leaking issue. Our highly-skilled chimney techs will find the source of the leak and replace it ASAP. Leaky roofs almost always cause additional problems to other parts of your residence which can include the growth of sickening mold and mildew… and that will then cost the owner thousands more to replace. If you notice mold, shrinking, blistering or curling shingles, reach an professional chimney cap chimney contractor such as Expressway to inspect your residence’s roof and recommend an appropriate course of action before it’s too late.

Do I Need My Chimney Cap Repaired?

Here in the NY tri-state area (and especially in Bay Shore) we get quite a bit of sun, wind, sleet, rain and snow every year. Squirrels, raccoons and other animals may be tearing at the chimney cap to get in. Rust trouble are common with certain types of chimney cap products. Workers on your home’s Bay Shore roof may also inadvertently damage or dislodge the chimney cap. If the chimney’s cap is damaged, it can quickly become a major problem if left unaddressed. With so much to gain from having correctly installed or maintained chimney cap, it’s always important to ensure that your chimney cap is kept in efficient working order.

Some Signs the Chimney Needs A New Cap:

  • If the chimney cap is damaged
  • When the chimney cap is rusted or rotted through
  • If the chimney cap is coming loose
  • Your chimney cap is covered with roofing tar
  • You’re installing new roof shingles – or having other roofing work done
  • Your chimney is leaking water into your residence.

Chimney cap repairs for your property should last about 20 years in Bay Shore’s climate due to the amount of wear and tear caused by New York’s weather.

Chimney Cap Inspections

Many of the structure’s chimneys in Bay Shore are over 50 years old (or more) and failing. The next part that we would look for is if the bricks that are above the chimney cap need to be corrected Missing mortar joints also need to be repaired and or re-tuckpointed so that the water can harmlessly pass the chimney cap.

Chimney crown cracks are one of the main reasons that chimney can leak underneath the chimney cap. Chimney inspection is a small maintenance task, but it’s one that you can’t afford to overlook. Expressway regularly replaces chimney caps that can no longer do its job in securing a residence from damaging water.

If there are undiscovered cracks or compromises in this masonry, the problems can be faster and more pervasive. Wall boards, insulation, electrical wiring and other home building materials can be severely damaged by regular water seepage. Because damage happens below the roof and out of sight, customers may not become aware of the problem until a major safety and property risk occurs. We suggest you call Expressway to inspect your roof and chimney soon.

Expressway: The Chimney Cap Repair Contractors

One chimney contractor doesn’t fit all. This is one of the reasons to why it’s not advisable for the average customer to perform a chimney cap repair or installation on their own. When Expressway’s highly-skilled roofing experts build new chimney cap, our pros take the time to make sure the chimney cap repair chimney cap is a perfect fit – in terms of shape and size for your chimney and roof. Our pros have the proper tools and training and take pride in doing every job precisely the first time. However, our pros know that there are hundreds of other chimney companies options to choose from. Why choose Expressway’s chimney experts? Our technicians could talk about quality and the ‘Expressway Advantage’. Our chimney experts let Expressway’s work speak for itself. Feel free to check out Expressway’s Google reviews – or even look at some of our previous work. Our pros know that after you take a look, you will see just how much delight our chimney experts take in each chimney project. If it’s time for a chimney cap inspection or you know there’s trouble with your chimney cap, you can call Bay Shore’s local chimney experts at 631.772.6363.

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