The Importance Of Good Chimney Flashing

At Mason’s Chimney Service, we know a lot about protecting chimneys from water damage. Leaks and excess moisture can lead to a number of bigger issues down the line and will compromise the structural integrity of your brickwork if not properly addressed. We take leak repair and preventative maintenance seriously because it could make all the difference in ensuring that your chimney is safe for use year after year!

Chimney cap installation, crown repair, and masonry repair are all services we offer, and they make a huge impact on your chimney’s ability to function well and avoid water exposure. While all of these steps are important for protecting your fireplace, today we are going to focus on flashing. Learn more below, then ask our team about the various ways we can help you out!

What Is Flashing? What Does It Do?

Flashing is a sheet of metal, or some similar type of material, that covers the area where the roof and chimney meet. When installed properly and cut into the right shape for your chimney, flashing plays a major role in protecting your masonry from water damage and deterioration.

The area where flashing is located is an especially vulnerable spot because your roof and your chimney are made from two very different materials. This means they expand and contract at different rates, creating easy pathways for water to enter. It is vital to cover this area so that you don’t face huge amounts of damage down the line!

Flashing works hard to protect your chimney and brickwork, and it plays a big role in protecting your home, as well. Without it, you may experience unsightly stains, rotting in your rafters, and damage to your walls and ceilings. It’s a quick, easy, and affordable investment that will save you tons of stress and hassle down the line. If you need flashing installed, or if you feel that your flashing may be in need of repair, give us a call. We’re certain we can help you out!

Need Waterproofing Done?

Once we set you up with everything you need to keep your fireplace and chimney protected, be sure to ask us about our waterproofing services! Waterproofing is the final step that will ensure the repair work stays intact and looking great for years to come. We use CrownGuard from Firesafe Industries, and it’s a product that has proved reliable for years and years. Your chimney will still be able to release gases as needed, while providing that long-lasting and tougher-than-ever protection you’re hoping for.

Questions? No problem! Give us a call, and we’ll provide you with the tools, advice, and expertise necessary for getting the job done right. Contact us now, so you’re ready to go when fall comes back around!

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