Chimney Flashing For Central Islip


Arrays Of Chimney Flashing

Chimney flashing defends the places around the chimney from leaking water where the roof abuts the chimney. Chimney flashing is one of the most neglected sections in the sustainment of a residence. Most clients don’t give a lot of thought to their Central Islip home’s (or business’s) chimney flashing. Roof flashing is installed to prevent your Central Islip home from water leakage and is oftentimes placed around vents, chimneys and skylights. Roof flashings are generally made of thin copper, galvanized steel or aluminum sheets that are usually mounted beneath your roof’s shingles. Chimney flashing is your last line of defense from water damage.

There are 3 selections of chimney flashing. ‘Step flashing’ – which diverts water from the roof away from the chimney. ‘Counter flashing’ – which is installed around a chimney to impede water from leaking into the home. And ‘cricket flashing’ – which prevents 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 may 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 problems that could go unnoticed to a novice eye. Water stains could indicate the start of a leaking problem. Our highly-skilled flashing techs might find the source of the problem and fix it ASAP. On your home’s roof, do you see unhealthy mold, algae, mildew or fungus growth? Are there shrinking, blistering or curling shingles? Is there any water infiltrating into the attic or into walls that you will see?

How Does Flashing Become Leay?

Many parts may harm your home’s flashing and start the need for either a flashing repair. Damage producers definitely include powerful winds that may free the flashing material. Rust issues (which are common with certain designs of flashing material). Workers on your home’s roof in Central Islip will also inadvertently dislodge the flashing. If the chimney’s flashing is broken, it will quickly become a major issue if forgetten about. With so much to gain from having correctly installed or maintained flashing, it is important to ensure that the flashing is kept in optimum working order.

Chimney flashing should last about 20 years in Central Islip’s bad climate due to the amount of wear and tear started by New York’s weather patterns.

Chimney Flashing Inspections

Some of the property’s chimneys in Central Islip are over 50 years old or more and failing. The next part 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 studied for cracks at least once a month. Chimney crown cracks are one of the leading 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 ignore. Expressway regularly fixes chimney flashing that may no longer do its job in defending a home from infiltrating water. If there are undiscovered cracks or compromises in this masonry, the breakage may be faster and more pervasive. Mold growth – which is usually in dark, undrafted and damp areas are perfect for growing and harboring toxic mold. Mold is known to be harmful to humans and pets and if water is leaking down into your residence, 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 advisable for the average property owner to perform a flashing installation fix on their own. Remember: One company doesn’t always fit all. Part of our scheduled chimney inspection service includes a close up look at your chimney flashing. We, at Expressway, would love to handle all of the chimney flashing and other home needs. So why choose Expressway? We could talk about quality and the Expressway advantage. Our technicians let our work speak for itself. If it’s time for a chimney flashing inspection or you know there’s trouble with your flashing, you can contact us at 631.772.6363.

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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.