Chimney Flashing For Albertson

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What Chimney Flashing Does

Chimney flashing defends the sections around the chimney from leaking water where the roof meets the chimney. Chimney flashing is one of the most overlooked areas in the conservation of a structure. Most customers don’t give a lot of thought to their Albertson home’s (or business’s) chimney flashing. When roof or chimney flashing becomes problematic, it loses it imperviousness and resistance to water and causes a host of other weakening. Roof flashings are generally made of thin copper, galvanized steel or aluminum sheets that are typically mounted beneath the roof’s shingles. Warped or missing flashing will lead to a serious water leak and severe problems to your Albertson residence and parts of the chimney.

Chimney flashing’s purpose is to prevent rain water and melting snow. Flashing has two layers: “step flashing” and “counter flashing.” Counter flashing covers the top ridge gap of the L-flashing and is secured by embedding it into the chimney masonry. When installed correctly, chimney flashing will serve you well for many years.

Chimney Flashing Issues To Look For

Even if your roof looks 100% fine after a heavy rain or snow storm, there could still be underlying damage that could go unnoticed to a novice eye. If, when it starts to rain, you notice that there are areas in your structure that start to leak, call us immediately. Our expert flashing techs will find the source of the problem and fix it ASAP. Leaky roofs sometimes cause additional problems to other parts of your residence – which may then include the growth of toxic mold and mildew… and that willthen cost the owner thousands more to address. Are there shrinking, blistering or curling shingles? Is there any water penetrating into the attic or into walls that you can see?

Do I Need My Chimney Flashing Looked At?

Several parts may harm your home’s flashing and initiate the need for either a flashing repair. Leakage producers definitely include bad winds that might free the flashing material. Incorrectly installed flashing or poor-quality caulking used in the sealing process. Old age – i.e. many bad winters and severe summers. Flashing that has deteriorated from the elements can eventually cause problems to the roofing system, as the chimney flashing helps stop water leakage from occurring to the roof deck and shingle system. With so much to gain from having properly installed or maintained flashing, it’s always important to ensure that the flashing is kept in fine working order.

Whether you have a fireplace that is built with masonry stone or brick you’ll have to protect the chimney flashing so that it won’t leak.

Spotting Damaged Chimney Flashing

A lot of the chimneys flashing that our chimney experts repair is the same chimney flashing that was installed when the chimney was first built. The next element that our technicians would look for is if the bricks that are above the chimney flashing need to be corrected Missing mortar joints also need to be repaired and or re-tuckpointed so that the water can pass the chimney flashing. Chimney crown cracks are one of the leading reasons that chimney could leak past the chimney flashing. Chimney inspection is a small maintenance task, but it’s one that you can’t afford to slight. Chimney damage typically begins to erode chimney masonry below the roofline. Property materials are known to simply develop breakage over time. Wall boards, insulation, electrical wiring and other dwelling building materials may be severely broken by regular water penetration. Because damage happens below the roof and out of sight, clients will 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 Premier Chimney Repair Technicians

This is one of the reasons it’s not recommended for the average property owner to perform a flashing installation job on their own. Remember: One chimney company doesn’t always fit all. Part of Expressway’s scheduled chimney inspection service includes a close up look at the chimney flashing. Our pros have the proper tools and training and take pride in doing every service exactly the first time. So why choose Expressway? We could talk about quality and the Expressway advantage. Feel free to check out our Google reviews or even look at some of Expressway’s previous work. If it’s time for a chimney flashing inspection or you know there’s trouble with the flashing, you might call Albertson’s local chimney experts at 631.772.6363.

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