If your chimney is leaking, you need to know why and you need to have it repaired right away before further damage is caused to your roof or your home.
Why Might My Chimney Be Leaking?
A common cause of chimney leaks is the chimney flashing. The flashing can be replaced, cemented or patched, depending on the extent of the damage. It’s important to note that all chimneys are different so repairing chimney flashing is almost always a custom project as it must be done correctly or you’ll end up with the same problem, or worse.
What Is Chimney Flashing?
Flashing is the metal sheet that’s placed around the chimney to keep water from dripping through openings in the roof deck around the chimney. When it becomes damaged, or if it’s improperly placed, water can drip through the gaps and cause damage, especially if left unrepaired. If you have damaged flashing, you need chimney flashing repair immediately.
Can I Repair the Chimney Flash On My Own?
Because chimney installation or flashing repair is almost always a custom project, it’s best to let an expert do the job. You could do it yourself but if done incorrectly you could end up with problems sooner than later as chimney installation isn’t just about installing it properly but also protecting your roof by also installing the flashing correctly. Safety is also important so you need to be sure you have the proper gear and tools. This is not always the best choice for a DIY project.
Done Right Roofing can help you with installing your chimney, chimney repair (including brick chimney repair), chimney flashing repair, and more. Our experts have more than 30 years in the business, are licensed and insured, and have handled hundreds of these custom projects. Contact us today for more information on chimney repair cost, to schedule an inspection or repair of your chimney, flashing, roof, or gutters.