Is your chimney breaking down due to leaks, water damage, and other weather-related issues? Well, the fault may lie with your flashing (or lack of it). If you would like assistance from a team of experts that provides every customer with honest, mess-free, professional chimney care, then don’t hesitate to reach out to the crew at Mason’s Chimney Service today. We put your needs first!
What Is Chimney Flashing?
Not sure on what exactly chimney flashing is? You aren’t alone. When it comes to chimney anatomy there are a lot of parts and equipment on the list, so knowing the ins and outs of them all can be a challenge.
The flashing is the big sheet of metal that covers the area where the roof and chimney meet. This spot is especially prone to leaks because your roofing materials and your masonry expand and contract at different rates. This means that there are often sizable gaps and cracks where water can easily enter and wreak havoc on your walls, ceiling, roof, and chimney.
Fortunately, well-fitted flashing can prevent water from entering your home and causing damage. This is one investment that is worth its weight in gold!
Addressing Damaged Flashing
Flashing is meant to provide sturdy, reliable protection, but that does not mean it won’t need repair work from time to time. After all, it takes on a lot of wear and tear over the years. There are a number of reasons your flashing could become damaged whether it is from animal tampering, bad weather or rusting. The best thing you can do is invest in an annual inspection to ensure you are notified at the first sign of trouble.
Our sweeps can ensure you get the care and attention you deserve. Flashing will vary based upon the shape, size, and style of your specific chimney, so getting a professional’s insight into the matter is a must. Our experts are trained and certified with the CSIA, so you can bet we know our stuff. We will give you the personalized care you need to get your system looking great and working well for the long haul.
Burning Season Isn’t Far Away!
With summer only just beginning, the last thing you are likely worried about is the state of your chimney flashing, but addressing these issues now will ensure you are all set and ready to go on that first cold day. Weeks go by quickly, especially this time of year, so ensure you are equipped with everything you need to kick your burning season off right this fall. Not to mention, summer storms can take a toll on your home’s aesthetic when your roof isn’t properly protected.
Ready to work with the best? Give our team a call and set up your appointment today!