Chimney Flashing For East Setauket

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NEW CHIMNEY FLASHING FOR EAST SETAUKET, LONG ISLAND

What Chimney Flashing Does

Chimney flashing defends the places around the chimney from leaking water where the roof meets the chimney. Chimney flashing is one of the most imperitive parts of a home’s chimney. Chimney flashing is rarely seen – or even noticed – until something goes bad with it. When roof or chimney flashing becomes harmful, it loses it imperviousness and resistance to water and begins a host of other damage. Roof 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 defense from water damage.

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 your 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 worry.

Chimney Flashing Issues To Look For

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 highly-skilled 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 sickening mold and mildew… and that will then cost you thousands more to remove. Are there shrinking, blistering or curling shingles? Is there any water infiltrating into the attic or into walls that you can see?

Do I Need My Chimney Flashing Assessed?

Here in the NY tri-state area (and especially in East Setauket) 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. Improperly installed flashing or poor-quality caulking used in the sealing process. Workers on your roof in East Setauket may also inadvertently break the flashing. If your chimney’s flashing is damaged, it can quickly become a major issue if left unaddressed. With so much to gain from having precisely 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 East Setauket’s climate due to the amount of wear and tear caused by East Setauket’s weather patterns.

Chimney Flashing Problems

Many of the residence’s chimneys in East Setauket are over 50 years old or more and failing. Most of the time this can be fixed by cutting out the old metal flashing with an angle grinder and replacing it with new chimney flashing. 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 major 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. Expressway regularly addresses chimney flashing that can no longer do its job in securing a residence from aggressive water. If there are undiscovered cracks or compromises in this masonry, the problems can be faster and more pervasive. Mold growth – which is usually in dark, undrafted and damp sections are perfect for growing and harboring mold. Mold is known to be dangerous to humans and pets and if water is leaking down into your home, the growth can be widespread and very costly to remedy. We suggest you call Expressway to inspect your roof and chimney soon.

Expressway: The Premier Chimney Repair Contractors

This is one of the reasons it’s not good for the average client to perform a flashing installation repair on their own. Remember: One company doesn’t always fit all. When Expressway’s expert flashing technicians install new chimney flashing, our technicians take the time to make sure the new metal 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 the chimney flashing and other property needs. However, our pros know that there are a ton of other chimney companies options to choose from. We let our work speak for itself. We know that after you take a look, you will see just how much pride our technicians take in each venture.

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