Why You Shouldn’t Call a Roofer for Chimney Issues

Why You Shouldn’t Call a Roofer for Chimney Issues

Do roofers repair chimneys? You may be asking yourself this question if your chimney has been having issues and you already have a go-to, trusted roofing company. After all, finding a trustworthy chimney company can be a hassle, especially if you already know a good roofer. Although some roofers repair chimneys, it is always best to hire an expert chimney company for chimney-related problems.

If you are located in the Greater Boston, MA area and are in need of a chimney service, Best Chimney Services is here to help. Our team has been serving the community since 1989 and would love to address your chimney needs. From chimney repairs to chimney masonry work, inspections, sweeps and more, we know chimneys inside and out. Click here or call (781) 893-6611 to get started or for more information.

Now, we’ll discuss why it is best to contact a chimney company for chimney problems.

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Why You Should Contact a Chimney Company for Chimney Issues

Even though some roofers repair chimneys, contacting a chimney company for chimney issues is the best option. Here are some reasons why:

Chimney-Specific Experience

Chimney companies spend all day every day diagnosing and solving chimney problems, while roofers spend their time identifying roof issues and repairing or replacing roofs, while only occasionally working on chimneys. Because of this, chimney companies are far more qualified to detect what might be going on with your chimney and properly carry out the necessary next steps than roofers.

CSIA Certification

Many chimney technicians are certified by the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA). We recommend ensuring that the company that you choose carries technicians with this certification. There are many reasons why you should hire a CSIA certified chimney specialists to cover your chimney needs. For one thing, chimney professionals with this certification have had to go through rigorous training and testing to make sure that they uphold industry safety regulations. In addition, having this certification is an indication that professionals take excellent quality workmanship seriously. Look for this certification on chimney companies’ websites or inquire about it when you are considering different companies. 

rain on roofEquipped to Handle Chimney Leaks

Chimney leaks are one of the most common issues that people reach out to roofers about rather than chimney companies. This is because the resulting water damage often shows up on the ceiling near the chimney, leading people to think that calling a roofer is the best option. This is not the case, however, and many roofers will even recommend that you contact a chimney company instead to work in conjunction with any roofing related repairs needed. 

Since chimney leaks can have multiple causes, hiring a chimney company is a smart move. Some common reasons include: 

  • Damaged flashing 
  • Missing bricks 
  • A cracked crown
  • Missing or undersized cap
  • And more 

Check out our blog on five reasons for chimney leaks to learn more about signs and causes of chimney leaks. 

Call Best Chimney Services for Help with Boston, MA Area Chimney Issues

No matter what chimney issue you are facing, our team of experienced professionals has seen it all and is ready to assist you. Call (781) 893-6611 to get started today. 

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