Level 2 Chimney Inspection for home buyers

You need Chimney Flashing Repair or Replace?

Protect your home from hazards by repairing or replaceing  your chimney flashing in New Jeresy

Repair or Replace Flashing?

Flashing is the seal between the roofing material and the chimney. Flashing prevents rainwater or snow melt from running down the chimney into living spaces where it can damage ceilings and walls and cause rot in rafters. The flashing is the expansion joint between two dissimilar materials. It is designed to allow both the roof and the chimney to expand and contract at their own rates without breaking the waterproof seal in either area.

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What can be wrong with my Chimney?

In new jersey Typically, chimney flashings are more complex than other types of roof flashings and are a common source of roof leaks. As a rule, chimneys are either masonry or metal. Some chimneys are clad in wood, stucco or aluminum siding. Round metal chimneys will be flashed much like pipes. Let’s focus on masonry chimneys since they are the most challenging and one of the most common.
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Why chimney flashing is so important?

Chimneys have a foundation, which may be independent from the house. In any case, the roof deck may move relative to the masonry chimney and good flashing details anticipate this. Good chimney flashings are two-part. The base flashings are secured to the deck and the cap flashing is secured to the masonry. The overlap between these two flashings allows movement without disturbing the water-tightness.
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Chimney flashings typically are made of one of the following:

  • Galvanized steel
  • Galvalume
  • Lead
  • Copper
  • Lead-coated copper
You need Chimney Cap Replace or repair?


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