Any guesses where most leaks begin on your roof? That's right, around the flashing of your chimney. Chimney flashing is that metal strip between the end of the chimney bricks and your roofline. Chimney flashing plays a critical role in your chimney and roof system, protecting your home from the damaging effects of rain and moisture.
The area where the chimney meets the roof is a vulnerable spot, particularly susceptible to leaks. That is why you need a very good chimney flash seal so water doesn't enter your home from the chimney or ruin your roof! If you've recently had a new roof put on your home, it is really important to have a chimney inspection soon after this project is completed. Poor chimney flashing installation is a really common problem we see every day. If your chimney flashing is installed incorrectly, you will have water problems that could result in...
But not all chimney flashing problems are the result of poor installation. This flashing may come loose or break off due to high winds or other extreme weather conditions. Like anything else, chimney flashing will break down over time. When your chimney flashing is rusted, corroded, chipped or broken, it needs to be replaced. A poor quality chimney flashing material or chimney flashing kits can also cause your roof to age way before its time. When we flash your chimney, we will use a high-quality flashing and and perfectly install, with the flashing placed around the chimney in two layers. The sections of chimney flashing metal will be woven into the roof shingle courses and lapped up the side of the chimney.
In order to prevent costly repairs and keep larger problems from developing, it’s important to take care of any chimney flashing problems immediately. All our technicians are certified and highly skilled to flash a chimney, making sure it creates a waterproof seal that will protect your home for years to come!John Luce - Luce's Chimney & Stove Shop
Hearing a drip, drip, drip from your chimney after a good rain? Or, do you have a roof leak that no one seems to be able to find, give us a call.
Put our almost 4 decades of certified chimney flashing installation services to work for you! We'll inspect your chimney and make sure you aren’t having water problems related to your flashing, and make recommendations for chimney repairs if needed.