Chimney Flashing For Copiague

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NEW CHIMNEY FLASHING FOR COPIAGUE, LONG ISLAND

What Chimney Flashing Does

Chimney flashing is your Copiague residence’s first line of defense against water breakage. Chimney flashing is one of the most neglected sections in the sustainment of a property. Most customers don’t give a lot of thought to their Copiague home’s (or business’s) chimney flashing. When roof or chimney flashing becomes damaged, it loses it imperviousness and resistance to water and causes a host of other harm. The chimney flashing or caulking used to keep the flashing in place will slowly erode, making the roof open to leaks. If water gets past the chimney flashing, there is nothing left to stop it from penetrating the structure’s walls and ceilings.

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 fashioned to fit securely around the base of the chimney where it intersects with the roof. If water is allowed to flow down into your structure through a gap caused by broken or missing flashing, there should be major cause for alarm.

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 can go unnoticed to a novice eye. If, when it starts to rain, you notice that there are areas in your residence that start to leak, call your local flashing experts immediately. Our trained flashing techs will find the source of the problem and fix it ASAP. On your structure’s roof, do you see 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 can see?

How Does Flashing Become Worrisome?

A variety of elements can harm your flashing and start the need for either a flashing repair or new 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. Old age – i.e. many cold winters and hot summers. Flashing that has deteriorated from the elements will eventually cause problems to your roofing system, as your chimney flashing helps impede water harm 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 efficient 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 loose
  • the flashing is covered with roofing tar
  • You’re installing new roof shingles – or having other roofing work done
  • Your chimney is leaking water into your home.

Chimney Flashing Problems

Many of the property’s chimneys in Copiague are over 50 years old or more and failing. The next part 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 can pass the chimney flashing. Chimney crown cracks are one of the prominent 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 overlook. Chimney problems usually begins to erode chimney masonry below the roofline. If there are undiscovered cracks or compromises in this masonry, the harm can be faster and more pervasive. Wall boards, insulation, electrical wiring and other residence building materials can be severely damaged by regular water aggression. Because harm happens below the roof and out of sight, homeowners may 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.

Chimney Flashing Repairs By Expressway

Because there are so many parts and components of your chimney system, chimney flashing must be properly customized in order to function well. Reach out to Expressway’s team of chimney pros today to get started! When Expressway’s highly-skilled qualified professionals build new chimney flashing, we take the time to make sure the new material is a perfect fit – in terms of shape and size for the chimney and roof. We have the correct tools and training and take pride in doing every job correctly the first time. However, we know that there are a ton of other companies options to choose from. Our pros 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 reach us at 631.772.6363.

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