Chimney Flashing For Babylon

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Types Of Chimney Flashing

Chimney flashing protects the places around the chimney from leaking water where the roof meets the chimney. Chimney flashing is one of the most pertinent parts of a dwelling’s chimney. Most clients don’t give a lot of thought to their Babylon home’s (or business’s) chimney flashing. Roof flashing is installed to impede your Babylon residence from water problems and is normally laid down around vents, chimneys and skylights. Chimney flashings are generally made of thin copper, galvanized steel or aluminum sheets that are usually mounted beneath the roof’s shingles. Warped or missing flashing may lead to a serious water leak and severe damage to your Babylon home and parts of the chimney.

Chimney flashing’s purpose is to forestall rain water and melting snow. Flashing has two layers: “step flashing” and “counter flashing.” Chimney flashing is made typically from sheet metal strips that are designed to fit securely around the base of your chimney where it intersects with the roof. When installed correctly, chimney flashing may serve you well for many years.

Checking For Chimney Flashing Damage

Following a storm, walk around your structure and inspect for water stains in your ceiling using a flashlight if possible. If, when it starts to rain, you notice that there are areas in your home that begin to leak, call Expressway Roofing & Chimney immediately. Our trained flashing techs may find the source of the problem and fix it ASAP. Leaky roofs almost always cause additional damage to other parts of your home – which might then include the growth of threatening mold and mildew… and that couldthen cost you thousands more to repair. Are there shrinking, blistering or curling shingles? Is there any water leaking into the attic or into walls that you might see?

How Does Flashing Become Clogged?

Various elements could harm your home’s flashing and begin the need for either a flashing installation. Squirrels, raccoons and other animals that enjoy chewing on the flashing. Improperly installed flashing or poor-quality caulking used in the sealing process. Workers on your home’s roof in Babylon can also inadvertently dislodge the flashing. Flashing that has deteriorated from the elements could eventually cause weakening to the roofing system, as your chimney flashing helps prevent water damage from occurring to the roof deck and shingle system. With so much to gain from having properly installed or maintained flashing, it’s important to ensure that your flashing is kept in prime working order.

Some Signs Your Chimney might Need New Flashing:

  • your flashing is dislodged or missing
  • your flashing is rusted or rotted through
  • your flashing is now coming dislodged
  • your flashing is covered with roofing tar
  • You’re installing new roof shingles – or having other roofing service done
  • Your chimney is leaking water into your home.

Chimney Flashing Inspections

Some of the chimneys flashing that our technicians repair is the same chimney flashing that was installed when the chimney was originally built. The next factor that we would look for is if the bricks that are above the chimney flashing need to be addressed Last – but not least – almost every fireplace crown needs to be analyzed for cracks at least once a month. Expressway’s team might visit your property and assess the integrity of the residence’s chimney system, identify whether your flashing needs to be resealed. If the chimney’s flashing is rusting and breaking away from the roof, our team will replace all of the flashing around the sections in question and help to keep your home’s roof protected. Chimney leakage frequently begins to erode chimney masonry below the roofline. If there are undiscovered cracks or compromises in this masonry, the breakage will be faster and more pervasive. Mold growth – which is generally in dark, undrafted and damp sections are perfect for growing and harboring threatening mold. Because damage happens below the roof and out of sight, clients might not become aware of the problem 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 Company

This is one of the reasons it’s not recommended for the average customer to perform a flashing installation job on their own. Reach out to Expressway’s team of flashing professionals today to get started! Part of Expressway’s scheduled chimney inspection service includes a close up look at your chimney flashing. Our pros have the right tools and training and take pride in doing every project correctly the first time. So why choose Expressway? Our chimney experts could talk about quality and the Expressway advantage. Feel free to check out our Google reviews or even look at some of our previous work. If it’s time for a chimney flashing inspection or you know there’s trouble with the flashing, you can reach Expressway Roofing & Chimney at 631.772.6363.

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