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Chimney Flashing Repair & Installation
Your chimney was built with extra protection at all its vulnerable points — the places where water can potentially get in and cause damage. The chimney’s flashing adds a much-needed layer of protection where the roof line and chimney meet. It’s usually made of overlapping layers of stainless steel, aluminum or copper, and is fitted specifically for your chimney. Urethane caulk is added around the edges to create a waterproof barrier.
Since the flashing is working hard to protect one of your chimney’s potentially vulnerable points, over time — sometimes due to your home settling, from storm damage or animals — problems can develop. And small problems with your flashing, if not addressed, can lead to big, expensive issues later on.
Some Common Flashing Repairs
- Flashing is missing altogether and needs to be replaced
- The flashing metal has corroded, creating holes and spots of decay that are opening the chimney to leaks
- Caulk has come loose, leaving gaps that should be repaired
Billy Sweet Chimney Sweep can Repair or Install Your Flashing Right
A certified Billy Sweet Chimney Sweep technician can inspect your flashing and find any issues that may be contributing to current or potential leaks, and do the right repairs the right way. If your flashing is missing, we can install new, custom flashing to suit your chimney.
Every chimney is unique, so flashing repair and installation is custom work that needs to be done by a professional. Billy Sweet Chimney Sweep has more than 30 years of experience building, inspecting and repairing chimneys, and we can perform the right flashing work for your home.
Flashing is Just One Area that Could Be Causing Leaks
Your chimney’s flashing is just one area that should be inspected when leaks arise. You may also want to have your chimney cap, chimney crown, damper and chimney lining looked at. Adding a waterproofing sealant to your chimney can also help you avoid leaks. A Billy Sweet Chimney Sweep team member can perform a thorough inspection and find any problems that may be lurking in or around your chimney. Call to schedule an appointment!
Other problems may be causing your chimney to leak and that could mean your chimney needs to be waterproofed. Let the experts at Billy Sweet Chimney Sweep perform this important repair for your peace of mind and the safety of you and your loved ones.