Chimney Cap Repairs For Northampton

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CHIMNEY CAP REPAIRS FOR NORTHAMPTON

What’s The Need For Chimney Cap Repairs?

Chimney caps secure the place atop the chimney from leaking water where the roof meets the chimney. A chimney cap is one of the most pertinent parts of a dwelling’s healthy chimney. Most homeowners don’t give a lot of thought to their Northampton home’s (or business’s) chimney caps integrity. Chimney cap repairs are necessary to stall your Northampton structure from water problems. Chimney cap repairs are generally made with cement or thin copper, galvanized steel or aluminum sheets that are generally mounted beneath your roof’s shingles. Warped or missing chimney cap parts can lead to serious water leak and heavy leakage to your Northampton structure and parts of the chimney.

A chimney cap’s purpose is to stop rain water and melting snow from aggressive your structure. If water is allowed to intrude into the residence through a gap caused by damages or missing chimney cap, there should be major cause for damage. Expressway provides chimney cap inspections, preventative maintenance and chimney inspections to protect your chimney as well as the roof and attic from the inevitable rotting caused by excessive water penetration.

Assessing Chimney Cap Damage

Following a storm, walk around your residence and evaluate 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 residence that start to leak, call your local roofing experts immediately. Expressway’s professional chimney pros recommend you never let leaks go without address for very long. On your residence’s roof, do you see harmful mold, algae, mildew or fungus growth? Are there shrinking, blistering or curling shingles? Is there any water infiltrating into the attic or into walls that you can see?

Do I Need My Chimney Cap Repaired?

Here in the NY tri-state area (and especially in Northampton) 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 problems are common with certain types of chimney cap metals. Old age – i.e. many cold winters and hot summers. If your chimney’s cap appears broken, it can quickly become a major problem if left passed over. With so much to gain from having correctly installed or maintained chimney cap, it’s important to ensure that your chimney cap is kept in optimum working order.

Some Signs the Chimney Needs A New Cap:

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

Whether your Northampton structure 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 Damage

Many of the home’s chimneys in Northampton are over 50 years old (or more) and failing. Most of the time, this can be resealed 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 corrected and or re-tuckpointed so that the water can guardedly pass by the chimney cap.

Chimney crown cracks are one of the main reasons that chimney can leak beyond the chimney cap. If the chimney’s cap is rusting and breaking away from the roof, Expressway’s team will replace all of the areas around the places in question and help to keep your home’s roof preserved. Expressway regularly repairs chimney caps that can no longer do its job in securing a dwelling from infiltrating water.

If there are undiscovered cracks or compromises in this masonry, the breakage can be faster and more pervasive. Wall boards, insulation, electrical wiring and other structure building products can be severely deteriorated by regular water intrusion. Because breakage happens below the roof and out of sight, customers may not become aware of a leak 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

Reach out to our team of roofing experts today to get started! There are many components of a chimney system. Chimney caps often need to be customized correctly in order to work precisely. When Expressway’s fully-trained roofing experts install new chimney cap, our chimney experts take the time to make sure the chimney cap repair chimney cap is a expert fit – in terms of shape and size for the chimney and roof. Our chimney experts have the proper tools and training and take pride in doing every job precisely the first time. However, we know that there are hundreds of other companies options to choose from. Why choose Expressway? 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 pros know that after you take a look, you will see just how much pride we 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 contact Northampton’s local chimney experts at 631.772.6363.

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