Protect your chimney from leaks and moisture damage with professionally installed flashing repair and replacement.
Our Flashing Repair Services Will Keep Your Chimney Protected Against Leaks
Whenever a chimney leak is discovered, one of the first things we check for is an issue with the flashing or metal sheets at the base of the chimney stack. Flashing problems commonly lead to chimney leaks and for good reason: the whole point of flashing is to keep the area where the roof and chimney meet free of water. Unfortunately, flashing can fail to prevent water from penetrating this vulnerable area due to poor installation or water/weather damage.
Causes of Flashing-Related Chimney Leaks
- Poor Installation — Installing metal sheets at the base of the chimney may seem simple, but there’s actually a method and technique to proper flashing installation. During the installation process, different types of flashing should be strategically placed and layered, minimal nail holes should be used, and the results should be smooth and flat. Each nail hole can be a gathering place for water, which is why as few as possible should be made. Additionally, any areas that are left with gaps or lifts will be vulnerable to water penetration. Not all flashing jobs are done correctly, which is why a lot of flashing fails to protect this area against leaks.
- Water Or Weather Damage — Another common reason for flashing-related chimney leaks is that water, weather or animal tampering has damaged the flashing. Metal flashing, especially weaker metals like aluminum, can rust over time, and water can find places to gather and eat through the metal. Strong winds and animals can also lift and dent flashing, leaving it vulnerable to leaks.
Preventing Flashing Problems
First, have your flashing installed by an experienced professional. Second, keep up with annual inspections so you know of any damage to the flashing before leaks spring up. And third, have any needed repairs made ASAP. We also offer FlashSeal, which is a water repellent specifically designed to protect your flashing against water damage and leaks. Just ask!
How Do I Request Chimney Flashing Repair or Replacement?
Is it time to have your flashing repaired or replaced? Call Chimspector Venting Specialists to schedule a flashing inspection and find out! If we locate any damage, we’ll let you know what we suggest as far as repairs and leak prevention are concerned. And since our goal is to keep your chimney free of water so you can enjoy your fireplace for decades, you can count on us to provide expert advice, long-lasting solutions, and professional work. Call 803-602-5929 or use our website’s appointment request form to get started!
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Reviews from Happy Homeowners
“I had a chimney leak with pretty good deal of water coming into my hearth. My neighbor referred Drew and his team to me. I called and with an inspection I was told the source of the problem. They were very responsive and within three days my problem was fixed at a very reasonable price. They also informed me of a tree limb damaging some of my roofing shingles. All estimates were provided with very good pictures of the cause of problems. I highly recommend.”
“Great experience start to finish. They came out when they said they would, did what they said they would do, and communicated along the way. Can’t ask for much more than that. My chimney was inspected and cleaned, and recommendations were made for a chimney cap and rain proofing. These were all legitimate recommendations, and since they’ve finished, i am no longer getting moisture and mildew in my chimney. Well worth the investment. I definitely recommend their services.”
“I asked friends and neighbors for suggestions on who to repair my badly leaking chimney. I called three, one showed up and gave me a ridiculously low quote without ever leaving the ground. Finally I came across Chimspector and gave them a call. Jessica scheduled the appointment and is as friendly as she can be. Drew came on site and he and the young man who came with him (sorry, his name escapes me) climbed on the roof, in the attic and in the fireplace for about an hour. They gave me a very detailed quote, scheduled the work and came back when they said they would. And there was absolutely no cost overrun. They are professionals who take their jobs seriously and their dedication to customer care shows. When they left, there was no sign they were here except a much better working and looking chimney! Thanks Drew!”
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