Finest Chimney Flashings in Town
Chimney flashing is usually made of lead and is used to build a waterproof bridge between the roof structure and the sides, front, and back of the chimney. Many homeowners are concerned because it can result in internal damage around the chimney, such as cracks in the chimney, dislodged or slipped tiles or slates. Experts of ACR Roofing will answer a lot of your questions about chimneys. On short notice, we provide unique Chimney flashing services using the latest products and appropriate technologies. Our employees are highly qualified and professional. As soon as you find a problem with your chimney flashings, give us a call and we’ll take care of it for you.
What You Need to Know About Flashings
A chimney is made up of many different parts, each of which contributes to its performance. If one or more parts of your chimney are weakened, lost, or simply missing, your home’s safety is jeopardized. There are no exceptions when it comes to flashing chimneys. Tuckpointing, sweeping, liners and other chimney services are all popular, but flashing is often overlooked. Chimney blinking, on the other hand, is an important part of your chimney’s efficiency. A chimney flashing aims to keep the gap between the roof and the chimney closed. Rainwater or snowmelt cannot run down the chimney’s sides and into your home or company, resulting in expensive repairs. Many people are unaware that if you don’t have a chimney cap, moisture can cause the base of your chimney to corrode and fall apart. As a result, the foundation and joints can deteriorate over time, prematurely aging the chimney. Another major problem caused by the lack of chimney caps is animals and birds breeding inside the flue.
Step flashing is an L-shaped metal strip that runs under your roof shingles and around your chimney’s bricks. Counter flashing is an L-shaped metal piece that is placed into a groove cut into the chimney brickwork to cover the stage flashing. When these elements are combined with caulk, they provide a waterproof seal. If the flashing around your chimney fails and leaks, it may cause significant damage to your roof, attic, and even interior rooms. The chimney will be affected if the chimney flashing begins to leak. As water penetrates the mortar joints between the bricks, the base of your chimney can become brittle and crumble. It’s worth noting, however, that chimney flashing will deteriorate with time and will need replacement. The flashing may rise or rust, pieces may break off, or something else may occur that harms or compromises your chimney flashing.
When to Repair?
Chimney flashings, like most illnesses, send you early warning signs when they need to be fixed. Some of the most common issues with chimney flashings include blockage, leakage from the inside or outside of the chimney, broken crowns, or caps, sounds and signs of dripping, discolored bricks, rust stains, water stains on interior ceilings or walls adjoining the chimney, noticeable holes in the caulking around the flashing, and chimney liner problems.
Aluminum, copper, steel, vinyl, and PVC are only a few of the more common materials used to make flashings, and we can replace them all. When you need a chimney flashing fixed or replaced, just give us a call, and our friendly team will be on their way at any time of day you want.
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