Chimney Cap Repairs For Bohemia

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CHIMNEY CAP REPAIRS FOR BOHEMIA

What Problems Does A Chimney Cap Repair Repair?

A chimney cap repair is typically your Bohemia property’s first line of protection against water damage. A chimney cap is one of the most pertinent parts of a residence’s healthy chimney. Most customers don’t give a lot of thought to their Bohemia home’s (or business’s) chimney caps integrity. When roof or chimney cap repair becomes problematic, it loses it imperviousness and resistance to water and begins a host of other leaks. Chimney cap repairs are usually made with cement or thin copper, galvanized steel or aluminum sheets that are usually mounted beneath the roof’s shingles. Warped or missing chimney cap parts can lead to serious water leak and severe damage to your Bohemia residence and parts of the chimney.

A chimney cap repair is typically made with concrete or metal – spread or screwed to fit securely around the top of the chimney. If water appears allowed to penetrate into your residence through a gap caused by damages or missing chimney cap, there should be major cause for concern. Expressway provides chimney cap inspections, preventative maintenance and chimney assessments to protect your chimney as well as the roof and attic from the inevitable deterioration caused by excessive water aggression.

Chimney Cap Issues To Watch For

Even if your chimney seems to be dry after a heavy rain or snow storm, there could still be underlying damage that might not be noticeable to a novice eye. Water stains could indicate the start of your chimney leaking issue. Our expert chimney techs will find the source of the breakage and replace it ASAP. Leaky roofs almost always cause additional leakage to other parts of your home which can include the growth of srisky mold and mildew… and that will then cost the owner thousands more to remedy. Are there shrinking, blistering or curling shingles? Is there any water leaking into the attic or into walls that you can see?

How Does A Chimney Cap Become Worrisome?

Here in the NY tri-state area (and especially in Bohemia) 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. Improperly-installed chimney caps or poor-quality cement or caulking used in the sealing process. Old age – i.e. many cold winters and hot summers. A chimney cap that has deteriorated from the elements will eventually cause harm to the roofing system, as your chimney cap repair helps stall water damage from occurring to your roof deck and shingle system. With so much to gain from having correctly installed or maintained chimney cap, it is important to ensure that the chimney cap is kept in efficient working order.

Some Signs your Chimney Needs A New Cap:

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

Whether your Bohemia dwelling has a fireplace that was built with masonry stone or brick – you’ll have to maintain the chimney cap so that it won’t leak.

Chimney Cap Issues

Many of the chimneys that our technicians repair are the same chimney caps that were installed when the chimney was originally built. Most of the time, this can be repaired by cutting out the old metal chimney cap with an angle grinder and replacing it with a new chimney cap. Last – but not least – almost every fireplace’s crown needs to be studied for cracks, defects or breaks at least once a month.

Expressway’s team will visit your property and assess the integrity of your property’s chimney system, identify whether your chimney cap needs to be addressed. Chimney inspection seems to be a small maintenance task, but it’s one that you can’t afford to overlook. Chimney problems typically begins to erode chimney masonry below the roofline.

If there are undiscovered cracks or compromises in this masonry, the problems can be faster and more pervasive. Mold growth – which is frequently in dark, undrafted and damp areas are fitting for growing and harboring threatening mold. Mold is known to be risky to humans and pets – and – if water is eroding down into your home, the growth can be widespread and very expensive to reseal. We suggest you call Expressway to maintain your roof and chimney soon.

Expressway: The Chimney Cap Repair Technicians

Reach out to our team of chimney pros today to get started! There are many elements of your chimney system. Chimney caps often need to be customized correctly in order to work precisely. When Expressway’s highly-skilled qualified professionals install new chimney cap, our chimney experts take the time to make sure the chimney cap repair chimney cap appears a good fit – in terms of shape and size for your chimney and roof. Expressway would love to handle all of the chimney cap repairs and other property needs. However, our pros know that there are a ton of other chimney companies options to choose from. Why choose Expressway’s chimney experts? Our pros could talk about quality and the ‘Expressway Advantage’. We let our work speak for itself. Feel free to check out our Google reviews – or even look at some of Expressway’s previous work. Our chimney experts know that after you take a look, you will see just how much pride our technicians take in each venture. If it’s time for a chimney cap inspection or you know there’s trouble with your chimney cap, you can reach Bohemia’s local chimney experts at 631.772.6363.

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