Chimney Flashing And Why It’s Important

One of the chimney’s first defenses against water damage is the flashing. Made up of thin sheets of metal, the flashing serves as a barrier. It keeps water, snow, and ice from penetrating the chimney system!

Chimney Flashing installation in Newbury NHFlashing Installation

Flashing should be installed at the base of the chimney, where it meets the roof. This is actually the most vulnerable spot of the entire chimney system. Not to mention, the first place a professional will check for a leak. Flashing can leak if it isn’t installed by a certified professional who is experienced and knowledgeable. The placement of each sheet of metal is specific and should leave no nails visible. Additionally, it should stay firm against the wind, weather, and animal tampering.

A certified chimney sweep will install the flashing specifically based on the slant of the roof and the roofing material. The most common problem with flashing is that it was installed incorrectly. Any homeowner can purchase a roll of flashing from a local home improvement store. However, this doesn’t mean they should install it! Hiring a professional to install flashing is the best thing for your chimney, your home, and your safety.

The Problem With Faulty Flashing

Water is the worst thing that can happen to your chimney. If water is allowed to penetrate through the flashing, it can cause malfunction and a drop in chimney safety and efficiency. It can cause leaks and water damage in other parts of the house, as the water travels through flooring and walls. Water causes rusted and damaged parts, stained, weakened, and ruined walls and floors. It can even cause mold and bacteria that lead to respiratory distress. When it comes to your chimney, keeping water out is the best thing you can do!

Chimney flashing repair in Sunapee NHDamaged Flashing

If the flashing is leaking, you should hire a certified professional to repair it. A certified chimney sweep should remove the improperly installed or damaged flashing, and then put down new flashing. Covering the existing flashing with tar, sealant, or more flashing is an improper repair!

When you hire Black Moose for your flashing repairs, we won’t just put a band-aid on the problem. Black Moose Chimney & Stove will get your flashing and your chimney back in working order, as well as repair any damage caused by the leak.

Chimney Leak Prevention

What’s the best way to prevent a chimney leak? Scheduling regular preventative maintenance, including chimney sweeps and inspections. During your annual chimney inspection, your certified chimney sweep will note things of alarm such as bent, shifted, or missing flashing. When a problem is identified and dealt with at an annual inspection, it can be corrected before damage occurs. The average homeowner won’t notice a leak, until it has caused extensive damage behind the scenes. Unfortunately, they won’t notice damaged or missing flashing unless it falls into the yard!

When it comes to your chimney, be proactive. Schedule routine maintenance with the best chimney sweep company in New Hampshire, and we’ll handle all of your comprehensive chimney care! Call Black Moose today at 603-525-7905.

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John RantaJohn Ranta
17:01 22 Mar 24
They arrived on time, worked quickly and showed me the results. Prfessional throughout. jr
william greenwilliam green
23:21 14 Mar 24
Really helped me out can't say enough good things highly recommend!!!! The young man that came to my home was very knowledgeable and friendly great attitude all around answered all my questions and left me stress free best of all left no mess.🤙🏻🤙🏻
Michael Dell'OrtoMichael Dell'Orto
18:39 14 Mar 24
Jaime ConleyJaime Conley
17:13 14 Mar 24
Sarah GilliattSarah Gilliatt
01:46 13 Mar 24
A very thorough and careful job done! Thank you.
Larry CookLarry Cook
15:11 07 Mar 24
I wanted to give 5 stars but they are very busy which meant I had a good wait for both the inspection/cleaning, then for a quote on repairs and then for the repairs. Their prices seemed a little high to me but I have nothing to compare with as they were highly recommended by someone I trust and other companies had plenty of negatives reviews which kept me from getting additional quotes. I am happy with the work and they promptly returned to fix a mistake that had been made. Chris the inspector, Jennifer in the office, and Alex and his repair crew were all pleasant and took the time to answer all of my questions. Alex and his crew even took their shoes off (it was winter) before entering my house without even being asked! So if you are not in a rush and want to ensure you chimney is as safe as possible then I think you'll be happy with Black Moose.
Rebecca DeFuscoRebecca DeFusco
22:35 21 Feb 24
After a recent sweep of our chimney, it was discovered that our flue tiles were cracked. Black Moose techs were hard working, detail oriented and professional! Nice jobs guys! See you next year for my cleaning!
Karen CKaren C
14:52 14 Feb 24
Excellent I highly recommend Black Moose Chimney and Stove; Kelly and Liam are awesome, they did a great job. Extremely professional, arrived early, went through everything with a fine tooth comb ensuring pellet stove was thoroughly cleaned. They also were respectful of my home, conscientious and cleaned up after themselves. Made sure stove worked prior to leaving and told me to call promptly if anything came up afterward. Will definitely use them again.
Denise ClarkDenise Clark
16:32 31 Jan 24
We've had Black Moose clean our chimney for a number of years.But recently, we had an emergency situation at our home involving our chimney & oil furnace flue, which was caked full of soot from a malfunctioning furnace. They came & cleaned out both flues in no time, even going up on the roof with snow on it! They cleaned up after their work in the interior rooms where the oil furnace and the woodstove are located. Great work. Reasonable prices. Very nice people. You can't go wrong with Black Moose.
Joe GJoe G
18:30 24 Jan 24
Goods: The technicians know their business, very efficient in cleaning/inspection along with cleaning up after the 'dirty work'.Others: Communications could be more effective. Despite early coordination about scope of work (multiple flues within same chimney) the estimate provided did not reflect this and the final invoice was significantly more than the estimate provided.Quote for follow-on chimney relining was significantly more than that offered by other companies in the area (and far more than neighbors experienced for similar work accomplished by other companies)