Chimney Cap Repairs For Searingtown

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CHIMNEY CAP REPAIRS FOR SEARINGTOWN

What’s The Need For Chimney Cap Repairs?

Chimney caps secure the area atop the chimney from leaking water where the roof meets the chimney. A chimney cap is one of the most important parts of a property’s healthy chimney. Most homeowners don’t give a lot of thought to their Searingtown home’s (or business’s) chimney caps integrity. When roof or chimney cap repair becomes damaged, it loses it imperviousness and resistance to water and starts a host of other harm. The chimney cap caulking used to keep your chimney cap in place will slowly erode, making your roof open to leaks. Replacing your chimney cap (or chimney cap sealants) from time to time will go a long way in water tightening your roof and defending your Searingtown structure from water intrusion.

A chimney cap repair is typically made with concrete or metal – spread or screwed to fit securely around the top of the chimney. When installed correctly, proper chimney cap repairs will serve you for many years. Expressway provides chimney cap inspections, preventative maintenance and chimney inspections to preserve your chimney as well as the roof and attic from the inevitable rotting caused by excessive water penetration.

Evaluating 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 damage. Expressway’s professional chimney pros recommend you never let leaks go without address for very long. On your structure’s roof, do you see threatening mold, algae, mildew or fungus growth? If you notice unhealthy mold, shrinking, blistering or curling shingles, call an highly-skilled chimney cap company such as Expressway to evaluate your dwelling’s roof and recommend an appropriate course of action before it’s too late.

Fixing Your Own Chimney Cap

Here in the NY tri-state area (and especially in Searingtown) 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 materials. Old age – i.e. many cold winters and hot summers. If the chimney’s cap appears broken, it can quickly become a major harm if left neglected. 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 good working order.

Some Signs your Chimney Needs A New Cap:

  • If your chimney cap is damaged
  • When your chimney cap appears rusted or rotted through
  • If your 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
  • Your chimney looks leaking water into your home.

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

Chimney Cap Harms

Many of the dwelling’s chimneys in Searingtown are over 50 years old (or more) and failing. The next thing that our technicians would evaluate the bricks that are above the chimney cap need to be renovated Last – but not least – almost every fireplace’s crown needs to be inspected for cracks, danger or breaks at least once a month.

Chimney crown cracks are one of the main reasons that chimney can leak under the chimney cap. If your chimney’s cap is rusting and breaking away from the roof, Expressway’s team will replace all of the areas around the sections in question and help to keep the home’s roof secured. Chimney leakage typically begins to erode chimney masonry below the roofline.

House materials can simply develop damage over time. Wall boards, insulation, electrical wiring and other home building materials can be really harmed by regular water penetration. Mold is known to be risky to humans and pets – and – if water is penetrating down into your property, the growth can be widespread and very expensive to reseal. We suggest you call Expressway to evaluate your roof and chimney soon.

The Chimney Repair Experts

One chimney company doesn’t fit all. This is one of the keys to why it’s not advisable for the average client to perform a chimney cap repair on their own roof. When Expressway’s expert roofing experts install new chimney cap, we take the time to make sure the chimney cap repair chimney cap is a spotless fit – in terms of shape and size for your chimney and roof. Expressway would love to handle all of your chimney cap repairs and other structure needs. However, our chimney experts know that there are a lot of other chimney companies options to choose from. Why choose us? Our technicians could talk about quality and the ‘Expressway Advantage’. Our technicians let our work speak for itself. Feel free to check out our Google reviews – or even look at some of Expressway’s previous work. We know that after you take a look, you will see just how much joy our technicians take in each chimney project. If it’s time for a chimney cap inspection or you know there’s trouble with the chimney cap, you can reach Expressway Roofing & Chimney at 631.772.6363.

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