Chimney Flashing Repair In Dayton
Chimney flashing is the #1 source of leaks. Quality flashing from Quality Exterior will keep your home dry and make your chimney look great!
What is Chimney Flashing?
Chimney flashing is a waterproof metal seal that sits where your chimney meets your roof. Changes in temperature cause your roof and chimney to expand and contract. Unfortunately, since they’re not made of the same materials, your chimney and roof may expand/contract at different rates. This can lead to opportunities for water to seep through, and if the chimney was directly sealed to the roof cracks would appear.
Properly installed flashing prevents leaks by directing water to your roof, where it will roll down to the gutters. Don’t let water intrusion cause extensive damage to your home. If you see any signs of a leak make sure to ask for a free inspection and we’ll determine the source of the leak. Oftentimes the roof is fine and you just need the chimney flashing repaired.
Chimney flashing installed by Qexterior
DIY Chimney Flashing
DIY projects are appealing because not only do they save money, but they can be fun and provide a sense of accomplishment. After all, there’s a YouTube video for everything these days! Chimney flashing may appear to be a small job, but we recommend against DIY chimney flashing.
It’s important to utilize the proper materials to ensure that chimney flashing will last. Furthermore, working on a roof can be dangerous and result in serious injury without the proper equipment. Most importantly, utilizing professionals who understand all the tricks and pitfalls of chimney flashing will save you money in the long run.
Faulty or worn chimney flashing is the #1 cause of roof leaks, which is why Quality Exterior and Restoration places such a strong emphasis on it. DIY chimney flashing can lead to catastrophic damage to other parts of your house, especially if water leaks in at a place that isn’t immediately obvious. Wood can rot and mold can spread throughout your home!
Should I replace my chimney flashing when I get a new roof?
You should always replace your chimney flashing when replacing your roof. For many roofers, replacing flashing with a roof replacement is standard practice. At Quality Exterior and Restoration, we always replace chimney flashing when installing a new roof. Nothing is more frustrating than replacing a roof only to have leaks pop up in just a short while. By replacing your flashing with the roof, you know you will be covered for a long time to come.
If your roofing contractor doesn’t replace the chimney flashing, they’re not providing comprehensive service!