Chimney Flashing For Locust Valley

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NEW CHIMNEY FLASHING FOR LOCUST VALLEY, LONG ISLAND

The Importance Of Chimney Flashing

Chimney flashing defends the areas around the chimney from leaking water where the roof meets the chimney. Chimney flashing is one of the most overlooked spots in the prolongation of a residence. Most clients don’t give a lot of thought to their Locust Valley home’s (or business’s) chimney flashing. Roof flashing is installed to forestall your Locust Valley residence from water problems and is normally placed around vents, chimneys and skylights. Roof flashings are generally made of thin copper, galvanized steel or aluminum sheets that are usually mounted beneath the roof’s shingles. Replacing the chimney flashing (or flashing sealants) from time to time will go a long way in water tightening your roof and protecting your Locust Valley structure.

There are 3 systems of chimney flashing. ‘Step flashing’ – which diverts water from the roof away from your chimney. ‘Counter flashing’ – which is installed around a chimney to forestall water from leaking into the structure. And ‘cricket flashing’ – which prevents water’s nature to pond on the roof. Counter flashing surrounds the top ridge gap of the L-flashing and is secured by embedding it into the chimney masonry. When installed correctly, chimney flashing will 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 damage that can go unnoticed to a novice eye. Water stains could indicate the start of a leaking problem. Expressway’s professional chimney techs recommend you never let leaks go without address or repair for very long. On your home’s roof, do you see 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 can see?

Do I Need My Chimney Flashing Looked At?

A variety of factors can harm the flashing and initiate the need for either a flashing repair or new flashing installation. Harm producers definitely include powerful winds that can dislodge the flashing material. Improperly installed flashing or poor-quality caulking used in the sealing process. Workers on your home’s roof in Locust Valley may also inadvertently harm the flashing. Flashing that has deteriorated from the elements will eventually cause leaks to the roofing system, as your chimney flashing helps avert water harm from occurring to your roof deck and shingle system. With so much to gain from having precisely 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
  • your flashing is rusted or rotted through
  • your 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 Inspections

Many of the chimneys flashing that our pros repair is the same chimney flashing that was installed when the chimney was initially built. 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. Expressway’s team will visit the property and assess the integrity of your residence’s chimney system, identify whether your flashing needs to be repaired. Chimney inspection is a small maintenance task, but it’s one that you can’t afford to overlook. Expressway regularly repairs chimney flashing that can no longer do its job in defending a structure from infiltrating water. Structural materials also simply just develop leakage over time. Mold growth – which is usually in dark, undrafted and damp areas are perfect for growing and harboring mold. Mold is known to be unhealthy to humans and pets and if water is aggressive down into your residence, the growth can be widespread and very costly to remedy. 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 the chimney system, chimney flashing must be precisely customized in order to function well. Reach out to Expressway’s team of chimney pros today to get started! Part of our scheduled chimney inspection service includes a close up look at the chimney flashing. Our pros have the correct tools and training and take pride in doing every job properly the first time. So why choose Expressway? Our technicians could talk about quality and the Expressway advantage. Our chimney experts let Expressway’s 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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