A chimney’s flashing is an important component to the chimney system. When it fails, leaks can happen causing water damage to the structure below. In the event that your chimney flashing needs to be repaired or replaced, it is best to hire a professional to take care of the job.
Today, we’ll go over signs it needs repair, along with why it’s important to hire a professional. If you are looking for a CSIA certified chimney sweep in the Greater Boston, MA area, Best Chimney would be pleased to serve you. With over 30 years of experience, we are a team of professionals that you can trust. Click here or call (781) 893-6611 to get in touch.
What Is Chimney Flashing?
It bridges the roof with the bricks of the chimney. It is usually made of steel, lead, aluminum, or copper. The job of flashing is to prevent water from entering your chimney, roof and home. For that reason, it is usually apparent that chimney flashing needs to be repaired or replaced when water issues occur. Some common warning signs include water droplets inside of the chimney, condensation within the firebox, musty smells coming from the chimney, and water stains on the walls near your chimney. Check out our blog on chimney flashing repairs and replacements to learn more!
Why Hire a Professional to Flash Your Chimney
When you are experiencing chimney flashing warning signs, do not resort to DIY. Call a professional! A professional will confidently diagnose what is going on. Though moisture issues are often due to flashing problems, there are a suite of other chimney problems that can cause water issues. Also, if flashing is the issue, a team of professionals will be able to evaluate the extent of the damage to determine if it needs to be repaired or replaced.
When it comes to chimney flashing installation, there is no room for uncertainty. If you are trying to take care of this job without professional training, you are bound to make mistakes, which can lead to leakage in the future. Plus, why not leave climbing on your roof, a potentially dangerous endeavor, to professionals? If you have doubts about your chimney flashing and are located in the Greater Boston, MA area, give our team a call at (781) 893-6611!
Signs Your Flashing Needs Repair
- There are water stains on the walls or ceiling near the chimney
- Water observed on chimney in attic
- Musty smell coming from the fireplace
- The chimney in attic is crumbling
Though the basic steps appear straightforward, perfect measurements and installation by a professional are essential to the effectiveness of your chimney flashing!
Contact Us for Greater Boston, MA Chimney Needs
Our team looks forward to assisting you with flashing repairs or replacements. We also offer a variety of other chimney services including chimney waterproofing, chimney pointing, chimney rebuilds and much more. Click here or call (781) 893-6611 to contact us!
The post Why Chimney Flashing is Important appeared first on Boston's Best Chimney.