Advance Chimney Sweeps is a CSIA chimney company providing chimney flashing repair in the Greater Pittsburgh PA area south to Morgantown, Fairmont and Clarksburgh WV. Our qualified technicians can help with any type of chimney service and have extensive experience with inspections, repairs, and more.
What Is Chimney Flashing?
Multiple parts of your home use flashing, including your chimney. Flashing is essentially a barrier, usually metal, that helps to protect the seams of your home from leaks. In the case of chimney flashing, it sits at the intersection of your chimney and your roof and goes around the base of the chimney.
Flashing usually consists of several different pieces, often an L-shaped section that overlaps with a flat piece. Both of these rest behind a base.
Problems From Damaged Flashing
The most obvious problem, and why chimney flashing repair is so important, is to prevent water from entering into the attic of your home. This can include the masonry of your chimney structure. As brick-and-mortar is porous, it needs every ounce of protection that it can. We have seen many attics with water stains running down the chimney and through the ceiling of rooms below.
Your home itself includes components that are prone to damage if exposed to water. Everything from your drywall to the wood beams within your walls to your flooring and more can warp if continually exposed to water. Furthermore, these areas are more prone to rot, mold and mildew growth.
You may also notice moss growth along the side of your chimney. Again, this is one of the problems of damaged flashing. Chimney flashing repair can help keep this at bay.
Types Of Chimney Flashing Damage
Flashing helps to prevent leaks from precipitation and condensation. Over time, via exposure to the elements, flashing can also warp or otherwise deteriorate. Sometimes, this happens because of age while other times it’s due to high winds.
If you have recently gotten a new roof, make sure that the flashing around the chimney is still in place and working properly.
How We Repair Chimney Flashing
As we mentioned, flashing often uses a set of L-shaped, flat-shaped, and base sections. The L-shaped flashing is known as your Step and the flat is your Counter flashing. We install both then wrap the base layer around both. Our technicians will then use caulk so that there is a solid, watertight seal along all seams and where it meets your roofline.
Contact Us For Chimney Flashing Repair In PA and WV
With decades of experience under our belt, our team has helped thousands of homeowners in the Greater Pittsburgh, PA area including Cranberry, Wexford, Beaver Falls, Uniontown, Belle Vernon, Waynesburg, Greensburg, Washington, Monroeville, Bethel Park, Glenshaw, and the Morgantown, Fairmont and Clarksburg, WV region, with chimney flashing repair. This is in addition to the many other types of chimney services we offer. If you need to get in touch with us to schedule an appointment, then call our offices at (800) 822-2131 or send our team a message here.