Chimney Flashing For Central Islip

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The Importance Of Chimney Flashing

Chimney flashing is your Central Islip structure’s first line of defense against water leakage. Chimney flashing is one of the most essential parts of a home’s chimney. Chimney flashing is rarely seen – or even noticed – until something goes awry with it. When roof or chimney flashing becomes problematic, it loses it imperviousness and resistance to water and initiates a host of other issues. Chimney flashings are generally made of thin copper, galvanized steel or aluminum sheets that are usually mounted beneath the roof’s shingles. Chimney flashing is your last line of protection from water damage.

Chimney flashing’s purpose is to hamper 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 engineered to to fit securely around the base of the chimney where it intersects with the roof. If water is allowed to flow down into the structure through a gap started by harmed or missing flashing, there should be major cause for worry.

Checking For Chimney Flashing Damage

Following a storm, walk around your residence 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 trained chimney techs recommend you never let leaks go without address or repair for very long. Leaky roofs oftentimes cause additional damage to other parts of your structure – which might then include the growth of toxic mold and mildew… and that canthen cost you thousands more to address. If you see mold, shrinking, blistering or curling shingles, reach an professional chimney flashing company such as Expressway to assess your structure’s chimney and roof and recommend an appropriate course of action before it’s too late.

How Does Flashing Become Worrisome?

Here in the NY tri-state area (and especially in Central Islip) we get quite a bit of sun, wind, sleet, rain and snow every year. Leakage producers definitely include bad winds that could free the flashing material. Imprecisely installed flashing or bad caulking used in the sealing process. Old age – i.e. many turbulent winters and harsh summers. Flashing that has deteriorated from the elements can eventually cause leaks to your roofing system, as the chimney flashing helps stall water damage from occurring to your roof deck and shingle system. With so much to gain from having properly installed or maintained flashing, it’s important to ensure that the flashing is kept in fine working order.

Some Signs Your Chimney may Need New Flashing:

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

Chimney Flashing Problems

Some of the chimneys flashing that we repair is the same chimney flashing that was installed when the chimney was first built. The next component that our chimney experts 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. Our team may visit your property and assess the integrity of the residence’s chimney system, identify whether the flashing needs to be replaced. If the chimney’s flashing is rusting and breaking away from your roof, our team might replace all of the flashing around the sections in question and help to keep your dwelling’s roof defended. Expressway regularly fixes chimney flashing that might no longer do its job in securing a residence from aggressive water. House materials just simply develop breakage over time. Wall boards, insulation, electrical wiring and other residence building materials could be severely deteriorated by regular water aggression. Because harm happens below the roof and out of sight, customers will not become aware of any danger until a major safety and property risk occurs. We suggest you call Expressway to inspect your roof and chimney soon.

Chimney Flashing Repairs By Expressway

Because there are a lot of parts and components of the chimney system, chimney flashing must be precisely customized in order to perform well. Reach out to Expressway’s team of chimney pros today to get started! Part of our 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 project correctly the first time. So why choose Expressway? Our technicians 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. If it’s time for a chimney flashing inspection or you know there’s trouble with your flashing, you may contact Expressway Roofing & Chimney at 631.772.6363.

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