Chimney Cap Repairs For Peconic

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CHIMNEY CAP REPAIRS FOR PECONIC

What Damage Does A Chimney Cap Repair Fix?

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 overlooked places when it comes to the adequate upkeep of a home. Most clients don’t give a lot of thought to their Peconic home’s (or business’s) chimney caps integrity. When roof or chimney cap repair becomes leaky, it loses it imperviousness and resistance to water and begins a host of other leaks. The chimney cap caulking used to keep the chimney cap in place will slowly erode, making the roof vulnerable to leaks. Chimney cap repair is your first line of defense from water intrusion.

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

Chimney Cap Trouble To Look For

Even if your chimney looks dry after a heavy rain or snow storm, there could still be underlying leakage that might not be evident to a novice eye. If, when it starts to rain, you notice that there are areas in your structure 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 home’s roof, do you see detrimental mold, algae, mildew or fungus growth? If you notice risky mold, shrinking, blistering or curling shingles, call an fully-trained chimney cap company such as Expressway to analyze your home’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 Peconic) we get quite a bit of sun, wind, sleet, rain and snow every year. Problem producers definitely include powerful winds that can free the chimney cap material. Inexactly-installed chimney caps or poor-quality cement or caulking used in the sealing process. Old age – i.e. many cold winters and hot summers. If the chimney’s cap appears damaged, it can quickly become a major leak if left unaddressed. With so much to gain from having precisely installed or maintained chimney cap, it’s always 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 dislodge
  • When the chimney cap is rusted or rotted through
  • If the chimney cap is coming loose
  • the chimney cap is covered with roofing tar
  • You’re installing new roof shingles – or having other roofing work done
  • Your chimney appears leaking water into your residence.

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

Recognizing Trouble Below The Surface

Many of the chimneys that our pros repair are the same chimney caps that were installed when the chimney was initially built. Most of the time, this can be replaced 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 tested for cracks, problems or breaks at least once a month.

Chimney crown cracks are one of the main reasons that chimney can leak past the chimney cap. Chimney inspection appears 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 protecting a dwelling from infiltrating water.

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 optimal for growing and harboring adverse mold. Mold is known to be threatening to humans and pets – and – if water is leaking down into your residence, the growth can be widespread and very expensive to fix. We suggest you call Expressway to analyze your roof and chimney soon.

Chimney Cap Repairs By Expressway

Reach out to our team of roofing experts today to get started! There are many things of the chimney system. Chimney caps often need to be customized properly in order to work correctly. When Expressway’s fully-trained qualified professionals install new chimney cap, our chimney experts take the time to make sure the chimney cap repair chimney cap is a good fit – in terms of shape and size for the chimney and roof. Our chimney experts have the right tools and training and take pride in doing every job precisely the first time. However, our pros know that there are a lot of other companies options to choose from. Why choose us? We could talk about quality and the ‘Expressway Advantage’. We 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 pride our pros take in each job. If it’s time for a chimney cap inspection or you know there’s trouble with your chimney cap, you can reach Peconic’s local chimney experts at 631.772.6363.

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