Chimney Flashing For Lake Grove

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The Importance Of Chimney Flashing

Chimney flashing cushions the sections around the chimney from leaking water where the roof meets the chimney. Chimney flashing is one of the most overlooked sections in the conservation of a structure. Most clients don’t give a lot of thought to their Lake Grove home’s (or business’s) chimney flashing. When roof or chimney flashing becomes broken, it loses it imperviousness and resistance to water and begins a host of other leaks. Roof flashings are generally made of thin copper, galvanized steel or aluminum sheets that are usually mounted beneath the roof’s shingles. Warped or missing flashing can lead to a serious water leak and severe leakage to your Lake Grove residence and parts of the chimney.

There are 3 arrays 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. 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 the home through a gap caused by damages or missing flashing, there should be major cause for leaks.

New Chimney Flashing

Following a storm, walk around your dwelling and inspect for water stains in your ceiling using a flashlight if possible. Water stains could indicate the start of a leaking problem. Our trained flashing techs will find the source of the problem and fix it ASAP. Leaky roofs almost always cause additional damage to other parts of your dwelling – which can then include the growth of sickening mold and mildew… and that will then cost the owner thousands more to address. If you notice mold, shrinking, blistering or curling shingles, contact an fully-trained chimney flashing chimney company such as Expressway to inspect your home’s chimney and roof and recommend an appropriate course of action before it’s too late.

Leave The Flashing Repairs To A Flashing Pro

A variety of elements can harm the flashing and begin the need for either a flashing repair or new flashing installation. Damage producers definitely include powerful winds that can dislodge the flashing material. Rust issues (which are common with certain designs of flashing material). Old age – i.e. many cold winters and hot summers. If your chimney’s flashing is broken, it can quickly become a major issue if left unaddressed. With so much to gain from having precisely installed or maintained flashing, it’s important to ensure that your flashing is kept in efficient working order.

Chimney flashing should last about 20 years in Lake Grove’s climate due to the amount of wear and tear caused by New York’s weather patterns.

Chimney Flashing Inspections

Many of the structure’s chimneys in Lake Grove are over 50 years old or more and failing. The next factor that our technicians 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 assessed 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 overlook. Expressway regularly replaces chimney flashing that can no longer do its job in protecting a home from aggressive water. If there are undiscovered cracks or compromises in this masonry, the damage can be faster and more pervasive. Wall boards, insulation, electrical wiring and other residence building materials can be severely damaged by regular water seepage. Mold is known to be threatening to humans and pets and if water is aggressive down into your property, the growth can be widespread and very pricey to remedy. We suggest you call Expressway to inspect your roof and chimney soon.

Expressway Chimney Flashing Repair Company

Because there are so many parts and components of a chimney system, chimney flashing must be exactly customized in order to function well. Remember: One chimney contractor doesn’t always fit all. Part of our scheduled chimney inspection service includes a close up look at your chimney flashing. Our technicians have the right tools and training and take pride in doing every job correctly the first time. So why choose Expressway’s chimney experts? Our technicians could talk about quality and the Expressway advantage. Feel free to check out our 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 the flashing, you can contact us at 631.772.6363.

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