Chimney Flashing For East Rockaway


The Importance Of Chimney Flashing

Chimney flashing preserves the areas around the chimney from leaking water where the roof abuts the chimney. Chimney flashing is one of the most essential parts of a dwelling’s chimney. Chimney flashing is rarely seen – or even noticed – until something goes awry with it. Roof flashing is installed to hamper your East Rockaway dwelling from water leakage and is generally installed around vents, chimneys and skylights. The chimney flashing or caulking used to keep your flashing in place might slowly erode, making the roof susceptible to leaks.Replacing the chimney flashing (or flashing sealants) from time to time may go a long way in water tightening your roof and defending your East Rockaway dwelling.

There are 3 designs of chimney flashing. ‘Step flashing’ – which diverts water from the roof away from the chimney. ‘Counter flashing’ – which is installed around a chimney to hamper water from leaking into the dwelling. And ‘cricket flashing’ – which stops water’s nature to pond on your roof. Counter flashing covers 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 protect your chimney as well as the roof and attic from the inevitable deterioration started by excessive water infiltration.

Chimney Flashing Issues To Look For

Following a storm, walk around your structure and inspect for water stains in your ceiling using a flashlight if possible. Water stains could indicate the start of a leaking problem. Our expert flashing techs may find the source of the problem and fix it ASAP. On your structure’s roof, do you see sickening mold, algae, mildew or fungus growth? If you smell mold, shrinking, blistering or curling shingles, contact an highly-skilled chimney flashing company such as Expressway to look at your structure’s chimney and roof and recommend an appropriate course of action before it’s too late.

Do I Need My Chimney Flashing Assessed?

Here in the NY tri-state area (and especially in East Rockaway) 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. Inexactly installed flashing or poor caulking used in the sealing process. Old age – i.e. many inclement winters and harsh summers. If your chimney’s flashing is leaky, it could quickly become a major issue if ignored. With so much to gain from having correctly installed or maintained flashing, it is important to ensure that the flashing is kept in good working order.

Some Signs The Chimney could 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 jobs done
  • Your chimney is leaking water into your home.

Chimney Flashing Inspections

Many of the structure’s chimneys in East Rockaway 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 repaired Last – but not least – almost every fireplace crown needs to be investigated for cracks at least once a month. Chimney crown cracks are one of the preeminent 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. Chimney damage most commonly begins to erode chimney masonry below the roofline. Structural materials are known to simply develop breakage over time. Mold growth – which is most commonly in dark, undrafted and damp sections are perfect for growing and harboring unhealthy mold. Because breakage happens below the roof and out of sight, homeowners may not become aware of possible damage until a major safety and property risk occurs. We suggest you call Expressway to inspect your roof and chimney soon.

Expressway: The Premier Chimney Repair Pros

Because there are so many parts and components of a chimney system, chimney flashing must be correctly customized in order to perform well. Reach out to our team of flashing professionals today to get started! When Expressway’s highly-skilled flashing technicians install 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 the chimney and roof. We, at Expressway, would love to handle all of your chimney flashing and other structure needs. However, our pros know that there are a ton of other chimney companies options to choose from. Feel free to check out Expressway’s Google reviews or even look at some of Expressway’s previous work. If it’s time for a chimney flashing inspection or you know there’s trouble with the flashing, you could call Expressway Roofing & Chimney 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.