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Chimney flashing is the custom fitted, sheet metal segments located underneath shingles and bent upward against chimney wall. The flashing is designed to provide a watertight seal between your roof and chimney. With the proper installation and annual chimney inspections, flashing can last for 20 years or more. The most common chimney flashings include:
Chimney flashing is one of the most important aspects of a successful residential roofing system. But unfortunately, many Raleigh and Triangle area residents endure the costly consequences of poorly installed chimney flashings.
With Raleigh’s diverse seasons and weather conditions, it is not uncommon for homes throughout the Triangle to experience roof leaks around the chimney. And more often than not, these leaks are the result of the improper installation of chimney flashing.
It’s an all too common scenario: A Raleigh area resident experiences a chimney leak, and is told by a roofing contractor that they require new chimney flashing. While damage to chimney flashing – including dents, rust and deterioration – can cause water to leak into your home, many homeowners fail to realize that the problem may lie with the initial installation.
The job of your chimney’s flashing is to provide a waterproof barrier that prevents water from running down the chimney. Faulty or improperly installed flashing allows water penetration, which results in:
Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for even the most experienced roofers to improperly install chimney flashing, leading to future leaks and costly damage. Often times valuing speed over quality, many roofers may attempt to complete the installation of your chimney flashing in just a couple of hours. However, you may be surprised to learn that proper chimney flashing installation requires a full day for quality completion.
Regardless of who may have installed your chimney flashing, you can always trust the certified professionals from Triangle Chimney Pros to inspect your current setup and recommend a safe solution.
At Triangle Chimney Pros, we pride ourselves on our commitment to providing the highest quality chimney services in the Triangle area. That’s why we take every aspect of your home into consideration when assessing the best steps for correcting your chimney flashing issues.
Unlike many Raleigh, NC chimney companies, the team at Triangle Chimney is extensively versed in the intricacies of brickwork. Brick chimney flashings can consist of several particular components, including underlayment, step flashing, a metal saddle, mortar, counter flashings, and solder. Top quality installation requires thorough knowledge of every component, as well as an expert understanding of their various roles, duties and characteristics. Our team of certified professionals remains dedicated to bringing our brickwork expertise to each installation or repair service provided, in order to ensure a successful job for every customer, every time.
There are a number of chimney repairs and maintenance routines that Raleigh residents should keep in mind while assessing the state of their chimneys. And all of them are meant to make sure that your chimney beautifully endures the test of time. So don’t gamble on your fireplace and chimney – call the professionals at Triangle Chimney Pros today!