Flashing Repair & Installation
Whether your chimney system is masonry or prefabricated, water intrusion can cause extensive damage and lead to big expense and major repairs. Is your chimney suffering from a leak? Give Black Moose Chimney & Stove a call today! We perform thorough chimney inspections and specialize in leak troubleshooting. Whatever the cause of your leak, we’ll locate it and make the necessary repairs to prevent further damage.
What Is Flashing & Why Is It A Common Cause Of Leaks?
Although water can make its way into the chimney system through a number of entry points, flashing is one of the most common places for water intrusion. Flashing refers to the sheets of metal strategically layered at the meeting point of the roof and chimney. Unfortunately, there are a few things that can render flashing ineffective at keeping water out of this vulnerable area of the home:
- Poor Installation – One of the leading causes of flashing failure is poor installation. In order to be effective, step and counter flashing should be strategically layered where the roof and chimney meet. Each layer should be smooth and free of dents or rivets, and very few screws should be used. Unfortunately, not everyone knows the proper flashing installation methods or takes the time to do the job right.
- Animals/Wind/New Roof – Even if your flashing is properly installed, animals and strong winds can lift layers or create dents where water can pool and rust through. Additionally, when you have a new roof put on, your flashing can be damaged or lifted during the process.
- Poor Materials – Another common cause of flashing failure is poor material choice. Although aluminum can serve your chimney system for some time, stainless steel is much more durable and will help keep your system dryer longer.
Request An Appointment With Black Moose Chimney & Stove Today
If your flashing is no longer serving your chimney system, Black Moose Chimney & Stove can help. We specialize in flashing repair and installation and can make sure your system is protected against the threat of water. For more information or to schedule an appointment with one of our Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA)-certified sweeps, give us a call at (603) 525-7905 or click here.
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