Call a chimney professional and tell him that your chimney is leaking, and his mind may immediately think of the flashing. Flashing is to blame for a leaking chimney more often than not, and although it is inexpensive to replace or repair when the problem is identified early, it can lead to some very expensive repairs if not remedied quickly (think rotting wood and a water-logged roof or ceiling). To keep your flashing from being a source of leaks in the future, it’s important to hire a seasoned chimney technician to custom-fit flashing to your chimney.
In case we’ve gotten ahead of ourselves, let us tell you first what flashing is. Chimney flashing refers to the layers of sheet metal that overlap around the base of your chimney where the chimney meets your roof. It should be custom-fitted by a chimney professional (not a roofer) to ensure that it stays watertight. At Aelite Chimney Specialties, we have extensive flashing installation experience and can make sure your flashing is doing its job to keep your chimney system dry.
Signs Your Chimney Needs New Flashing:
- Your flashing is missing
- Your flashing is rusted through
- Your flashing is coming loose
- Your flashing is covered with roofing tar
- You are installing new roof shingles or having other roofing work done
For Chimney Flashing Service, Call Us, Today!
Never put off placing a call to a professional if you suspect that your chimney is leaking. If you live in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago, call Aelite Chimney at (815) 363-1242 or click here to schedule your appointment, today.
In order to stop your water leaks, you may need to have your chimney waterproofed, a job best left to the experienced professionals at Aelite Chimney Specialties.