Chimney Flashing For Babylon


What Chimney Flashing Does

Chimney flashing secures the places around the chimney from leaking water where the roof joins the chimney. Chimney flashing is one of the most neglected places in the preservation of a home. Chimney flashing is rarely seen – or even noticed – until something goes awry with it. When roof or chimney flashing becomes damaged, it loses it imperviousness and resistance to water and causes a host of other damage. Roof flashings are generally made of thin copper, galvanized steel or aluminum sheets that are frequently mounted beneath your roof’s shingles. Warped or missing flashing could lead to a serious water leak and severe damage to your Babylon home and parts of the chimney.

There are 3 systems of chimney flashing. ‘Step flashing’ – which diverts water from the roof away from the chimney. ‘Counter flashing’ – which is installed around a chimney to forestall water from leaking into the home. And ‘cricket flashing’ – which impedes water’s nature to pond on the roof. L-shaped step flashing is also laid down and tightly sealed with caulk. When installed properly, chimney flashing might serve you well for many years.

Checking For Chimney Flashing Damage

Even if your roof looks 100% fine after a heavy rain or snow storm, there could still be underlying damage that will go unnoticed to a novice eye. Water stains could indicate the start of a leaking problem. Expressway’s trained chimney techs recommend you never let leaks go without address or repair for very long. On your home’s roof, do you see adverse mold, algae, mildew or fungus growth? Are there shrinking, blistering or curling shingles? Is there any water eroding into the attic or into walls that you will see?

How Does Flashing Become Alarming?

Here in the NY tri-state area (and especially in Babylon) we get quite a bit of sun, wind, sleet, rain and snow every year. Squirrels, raccoons and other animals that enjoy chewing on the flashing. Rust issues (which are common with certain types of flashing material). Old age – i.e. many bad winters and extreme summers. Flashing that has deteriorated from the elements will eventually cause weakening to your roofing system, as the chimney flashing helps impede water damage from occurring to your roof deck and shingle system. With so much to gain from having precisely installed or maintained flashing, it is important to ensure that your flashing is kept in prime working order.

Chimney flashing should last about 20 years in Babylon’s extreme climate due to the amount of wear and tear initiated by New York’s weather patterns.

Chimney Flashing Problems

Many of the property’s chimneys in Babylon are over 50 years old or more and failing. 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 tested for cracks at least once a month. Chimney crown cracks are one of the major reasons that chimney can leak past the chimney flashing. Chimney inspection is a small maintenance task, but it’s one that you can’t afford to brush off. Chimney problems most commonly begins to erode chimney masonry below the roofline. Residence materials are known to simply develop breakage over time. Wall boards, insulation, electrical wiring and other dwelling building materials will be severely harmed by regular water seepage. Mold is known to be risky to humans and pets and if water is infiltrating down into your home, the growth may be widespread and very costly to remedy. We suggest you call Expressway to inspect your roof and chimney soon.

Expressway: The Premier Chimney Repair Technicians

Because there are a lot of parts and components of a chimney system, chimney flashing must be correctly customized in order to work well. Reach out to our team of flashing experts today to get started! When Expressway’s highly-skilled chimney pros construct new chimney flashing, our chimney experts take the time to make sure the new flashing is a perfect fit – in terms of shape and size for your chimney and roof. We, at Expressway, would love to handle all of the chimney flashing and other residence needs. So why choose Expressway? We could talk about quality and the Expressway advantage. We let our work speak for itself. Our pros know that after you take a look, you could see just how much dignity our technicians take in each venture.

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Expressway Roofing And Chimney has been fixing, servicing and doing residential broken chimney fixes and repairs, dangerous deck repair jobs, fixing leaky skylights and leaky gutters, installing new home exterior siding and other cedar products and roofs in Nassau and Suffolk county for over 22 years. Long Islanders have been trusting us with their skylight problems, quality roofing installations and home construction repairs since 2001. Call Expressway today at 631.772.6363.