When it comes to running a safe and efficient fireplace and chimney, having well-functioning parts is a must. If you find yourself with a leaky system every time it rains, your chimney flashing may be to blame. Learn more about what this is, why you need it, and how the team here at Sweepnman, Inc. can help you resolve any and all of your leak-related woes.
Your Chimney Flashing Explained
So, what exactly is chimney flashing? It consists of a sheet of metal that covers the vulnerable area where your roof and chimney meet. This spot is especially prone to leaks because the two materials expand and contract at different rates. For times when there is a big gap due to this, chimney flashing plays a big role in keeping out rain, snow, and more.
If your flashing is breaking down, bent, or installed incorrectly, you will start noticing leaks, water damage, and decay before you know it. Keep your chimney, your walls, and your ceiling stain-free and in good shape by having our team inspect your flashing today.
How Did My Flashing Get Damaged?
So, how does flashing get damaged? There are many possible causes. Sometimes, it was installed incorrectly to begin with or wasn’t effectively repaired once damages were spotted. Other times, issues are triggered by bad weather, harsh winds, and heavy rainfall. Chimney flashing is prone to rust, so weather can have a real impact on its overall longevity.
Animal tampering is another common problem we see. It is not uncommon for curious raccoons and other woodland creatures to mess with it, in hopes of gaining access to your warm home. No matter what the issue is, we can figure it out, then get your flashing back to the state it needs to be in.
How Can We Help?
The Sweepnman, Inc. team is proud to serve the North Reading area, and we would be happy to help you out with any flashing repairs or replacement needs. We can install new stainless steel or copper flashing, or we can utilize a product called FlashSeal that gives you a protective, waterproof covering. This comes in a variety of colors and can defend your flashing for a full seven full years.
When you work with us, you get high-quality care from a team of CSIA, NFI, and NEHPBA certified experts. Owner, Dave Bancroft, has decades of experience in the industry and has worked hard to become a CSIA Master Chimney Sweep, as well, which is an honor that is hard to come by! All in all, there is no doubt that the Sweepnman team will do everything possible to bring you better care and ultimate satisfaction year after year.
Ready to put chimney leaks and water damage behind you? Ask us about our flashing services today, and be sure to look into our other types of preventative maintenance, like waterproofing, chimney crown repair, and chimney cap installation, as well. Whatever you need, we can help! Call today.