Chimney Cap Repairs For Stony Brook

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CHIMNEY CAP REPAIRS FOR STONY BROOK

What’s The Need For Chimney Cap Repairs?

Chimney caps preserve the spot atop the chimney from leaking water where the roof meets the chimney. Your chimney cap is one of the most neglected places when it comes to the adequate prolongation of a dwelling. Most homeowners don’t give a lot of thought to their Stony Brook home’s (or business’s) chimney caps integrity. Chimney cap repairs are necessary to forestall your Stony Brook home from water damage. 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. Chimney cap repair is the first line of defense from water penetration.

A chimney cap’s purpose is to impede rain water and melting snow from penetrating your residence. When installed properly, proper chimney cap repairs will serve you for many years. Expressway provides chimney cap inspections, preventative maintenance and chimney inspections to cushion the chimney as well as the roof and attic from the inevitable deterioration caused by excessive water penetration.

Chimney Cap Damage To Evaluate For

Even if your chimney looks dry after a heavy rain or snow storm, there could still be underlying damage that might not be noticeable to a novice eye. If, when it starts to rain, you notice that there are areas in your home that start to leak, call Expressway Roofing & Chimney immediately. Expressway’s trained chimney pros recommend you never let leaks go without address for very long. Leaky roofs almost always cause additional problems to other parts of your dwelling which can include the growth of stoxic mold and mildew… and that will then cost you thousands more to replace. If you notice adverse mold, shrinking, blistering or curling shingles, reach an fully-trained chimney cap chimney company such as Expressway to check your home’s roof and recommend an appropriate course of action before it’s too late.

Do I Need My Chimney Cap Repaired?

A variety of things can weaken the chimney cap and start the need for either a chimney cap repair or a chimney cap installation. Damage producers definitely include powerful winds that can move the chimney cap material. Imprecisely-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 looks damaged, it can quickly become a major issue if left unaddressed. 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 excellent working order.

Some Signs the Chimney Needs A New Cap:

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

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

Chimney Cap Inspections

Many of the property’s chimneys in Stony Brook are over 50 years old (or more) and failing. 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. Missing mortar joints also need to be repaired and or re-tuckpointed so that the water can harmlessly pass by the chimney cap.

Our team will visit your property and assess the integrity of your structure’s chimney system, identify whether your chimney cap needs to be replaced. If the chimney’s cap is rusting and breaking away from your roof, our team will replace all of the areas around the sections in question and help to keep your structure’s roof protected. Chimney damage most commonly begins to erode chimney masonry below the roofline.

Residence materials can simply develop leakage over time. Mold growth – which is frequently in dark, undrafted and damp areas are perfect for growing and harboring dangerous mold. Mold is known to be noxious to humans and pets – and – if water is penetrating down into your structure, the growth can be widespread and very expensive to address. We suggest you call Expressway to evaluate your roof and chimney soon.

Expressway: The Chimney Cap Repair Technicians

One chimney company doesn’t fit all. There are many components of a chimney system. Chimney caps often need to be customized properly in order to work properly. When Expressway’s fully-trained roofing experts install new chimney cap, we take the time to make sure the product chimney cap looks to be a consummate fit – in terms of shape and size for your chimney and roof. Our technicians have the proper tools and training and take pride in doing every job exactly the first time. However, our technicians know that there are hundreds of other companies options to choose from. Why choose Expressway’s chimney experts? Our technicians could talk about quality and the ‘Expressway Advantage’. We let Expressway’s 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 pros 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 reach Stony Brook’s local chimney experts at 631.772.6363.

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