Chimney Flashing For Bay Shore

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What Chimney Flashing Does

Chimney flashing cushions the places around the chimney from leaking water where the roof meets the chimney. Chimney flashing is one of the most neglected sections in the conservation of a dwelling. Most customers don’t give a lot of thought to their Bay Shore home’s (or business’s) chimney flashing. Roof flashing is installed to forestall your Bay Shore structure from water damage and is normally placed around vents, chimneys and skylights. The chimney flashing or caulking used to keep the flashing in place will slowly erode, making your roof susceptible to leaks. If water gets past your chimney flashing, there is nothing left to stop it from infiltrating your structure’s walls and ceilings.

Chimney flashing’s purpose is to stop rain water and melting snow. Flashing has two layers: “step flashing” and “counter flashing.” Counter flashing surrounds the top ridge gap of the L-flashing and is secured by embedding it into the chimney masonry. Expressway provides flashing inspections, preventative maintenance and chimney inspections to secure the chimney as well as the roof and attic from the inevitable deterioration initiated by excessive water infiltration.

Checking For Chimney Flashing Damage

Following a storm, walk around your dwelling and inspect for water stains in your ceiling using a flashlight if possible. Water stains could indicate the start of a leaking problem. Expressway’s professional chimney techs recommend you never let leaks go without address or repair for very long. Leaky roofs almost always cause additional problems to other parts of your structure – which can then include the growth of threatening mold and mildew… and that couldthen cost you thousands more to address. Are there shrinking, blistering or curling shingles? Is there any water leaking into the attic or into walls that you may see?

Leave The Flashing Repairs To A Professional

A variety of factors will harm the flashing and begin the need for either a flashing repair. Squirrels, raccoons and other animals that enjoy chewing on the flashing. Rust issues (which are common with certain types of flashing material). Workers on the roof in Bay Shore can also inadvertently break the flashing. If your chimney’s flashing is harmed, it can quickly become a major issue if forgetten about. With so much to gain from having precisely installed or maintained flashing, it is important to ensure that the flashing is kept in excellent working order.

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

Chimney Flashing Inspections

Many of the property’s chimneys in Bay Shore are over 50 years old or more and failing. The next factor that our pros 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 will pass the chimney flashing. Chimney crown cracks are one of the obvious reasons that chimney might leak past the chimney flashing. Chimney inspection is a small maintenance task, but it’s one that you can’t afford to slight. Chimney leakage generally begins to erode chimney masonry below the roofline. Property materials can simply develop harm over time. Mold growth – which is typically in dark, undrafted and damp sections are perfect for growing and harboring unhealthy mold. Mold is known to be threatening to humans and pets and if water is aggressive down into your home, the growth can be widespread and very expensive to remedy. We suggest you call Expressway to inspect your roof and chimney soon.

Chimney Flashing Repairs By Expressway

This is one of the reasons it’s not good for the average homeowner to perform a flashing installation job on their own. Remember: One chimney contractor doesn’t always fit all. When Expressway’s fully-trained chimney pros install new chimney flashing, our chimney experts take the time to make sure the new material 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 home needs. So why choose Expressway’s chimney experts? We could talk about quality and the Expressway advantage. Feel free to check out Expressway’s Google reviews or even look at some of our previous work. Our pros know that after you take a look, you might see just how much joy our technicians take in each project.

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