Chimney Cap Repairs For Mattituck

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CHIMNEY CAP REPAIRS FOR MATTITUCK

What’s The Need For Chimney Cap Repairs?

Chimney caps protect the section atop the chimney from leaking water where the roof meets the chimney. A chimney cap is one of the most essential parts of a structure’s healthy chimney. Chimney cap damage is rarely seen from the ground – or even noticed – until something goes awry with it. Chimney cap repairs are necessary to stall your Mattituck home from water leakage. Chimney cap repairs are most commonly made with cement or thin copper, galvanized steel or aluminum sheets that are usually mounted beneath the roof’s shingles. If water gets under the chimney cap, there is nothing left to stop it from damaging into your residence’s structure’s walls and ceilings.

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 looks allowed to penetrate into your property through a gap caused by harmed or missing chimney cap, there should be major cause for alarm. Expressway provides chimney cap inspections, preventative maintenance and chimney inspections to secure the chimney as well as the roof and attic from the inevitable deterioration caused by excessive water aggression.

Looking Chimney Cap Damage

Following a storm, walk around your dwelling and analyze for water stains and in your house and ceilings using a flashlight – if possible. If, when it starts to rain, you notice that there are areas in your dwelling that start to leak, call your local roofing experts immediately. Our professional chimney techs will find the source of the complication and reseal it ASAP. Leaky roofs almost always cause additional leakage to other parts of your residence which can include the growth of sadverse mold and mildew… and that will then cost the owner thousands more to repair. If you notice toxic mold, shrinking, blistering or curling shingles, reach an expert chimney cap chimney contractor such as Expressway to maintain your dwelling’s roof and recommend an appropriate course of action before it’s too late.

How Does A Chimney Cap Become Worrisome?

A variety of parts can weaken your chimney cap and cause the need for either a chimney cap repair or a chimney cap installation. Squirrels, raccoons and other animals may be tearing at the chimney cap to get in. Inexactly-installed chimney caps or poor-quality cement or caulking used in the sealing process. Workers on your home’s Mattituck roof may also inadvertently damage or dislodge the chimney cap. A chimney cap that has corroded from the elements will eventually cause problems to your roofing system, as your chimney cap repair helps impede water damage from happening to your roof deck and shingle system. With so much to gain from having precisely installed or maintained chimney cap, it’s important to ensure that your chimney cap is kept in optimum working order.

Some Signs your Chimney Needs A New Cap:

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

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

Spotting Harmed Chimney Caps

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 fixed by cutting out the old metal chimney cap with an angle grinder and replacing it with a new chimney cap. Missing mortar joints also need to be repaired and or re-tuckpointed so that the water can guardedly pass by the chimney cap.

Our team will visit your property and assess the integrity of the residence’s chimney system, identify whether the chimney cap needs to be addressed. Chimney inspection is a small maintenance task, but it’s one that you can’t afford to overlook. Chimney damage 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. Wall boards, insulation, electrical wiring and other dwelling building materials can be really deteriorated by regular water intrusion. Because damage begins below the roof and out of sight, homeowners may not become aware of any danger until a major safety and property risk occurs. We suggest you call Expressway to test your roof and chimney soon.

Chimney Cap Repairs By Expressway

One company doesn’t fit all. There are many elements of the chimney system. Chimney caps often need to be customized precisely in order to work correctly. When Expressway’s fully-trained chimney repair technicians install new chimney cap, our technicians take the time to make sure the chimney cap repair chimney cap looks to be a pure 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 structure needs. However, we know that there are hundreds of other companies options to choose from. Why choose Expressway’s chimney experts? Our chimney experts could talk about quality and the ‘Expressway Advantage’. Our pros 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 chimney experts know that after you take a look, you will see just how much satisfaction 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 Expressway Roofing & Chimney at 631.772.6363.

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