Leaky chimney problems can quickly become costly, and may include drywall warping, ceiling stains, insulation saturation, mold growth and interior home damage. That’s why we recommend annual inspections handled by a professional to ensure a properly working roof. When you hire a roofing contractor to check the integrity of your roof, they will inspect not only the roof, but also the chimney, vents, skylights, and all areas of flashing, along with your home’s drainage systems. If there are any problems with the chimney, such as broken bricks, loose mortar joints, cracks around the chimney foundation, or deteriorating flashing, prompt repairs should be your priority.
Chimney Flashing Repairs Vs Replacement
Chimney flashing needs to be replaced when it becomes rusty, corroded, chipped, or broken. Masonry caulk can seal small gaps or holes on a short-term basis, but is not designed to take the place of the flashing. Depending on the state of the flashing, part of the chimney and surrounding roof shingles may also need replacement. Oftentimes flashing can be repaired. However, if flashing shows signs of rust or other weather wear, your contractor may need to remove shingles to install new flashing. This is not a do-it-yourself undertaking, since improper flashing installation could void your roof warranty.
We repair leaky chimneys! If you’d like to schedule a free inspection to diagnose specific problems or evaluate the overall condition of your roof, contact us at 832-840-1400. We’re a family-owned contractor with experience in residential and commercial roofing. We offer affordable, expert roof repair, replacement and installation services to customers.
The roof over your head is your home’s first line of defense against exposure to weather. And living in South Texas, you’re sure to be exposed to all types of extreme weather conditions, from scorching heat to heavy rains and hurricanes.
The unfortunate truth is that weather damage is inevitable. Your roof is constantly exposed to the elements, and it is only natural that it will wear and age over time. Harsh weather is the main reason shingles deteriorate sooner than expected, and the following elements are the most common culprit:
Many consider the fall season to be the best time of the year to complete home improvement projects, including roofing projects. Before anything else, you should prioritize your roof, as it protects the rest of your home. While it’s tempting to do maintenance yourself and save a few bucks, it can be extremely risky and could cost you a lot of money in the long run.
Hiring a reliable roofing company with well-trained roofing specialist comes with many benefits. These specialists have been on hundreds of roofs and know the right strategies and best practices to diagnose and address issues in a timely and effective way.
DIY is Risky
DIY roofing projects can pose several risks to your home. Damage to your roof can sometimes look like nothing to an untrained eye. While you might assume that a small leak is insignificant and doesn’t pose much harm to your home, a small leak can quickly grow into a large and costly issue.
Guarantee of Workmanship
Our experienced project managers are trained to diagnose leaks and other roof problems. After a diagnosis, they will walk you through your options and the fix process. You can count on Mill Creek Roofing and that’s why every job comes with a workmanship warranty.
We offer the guarantee of professional, high quality repairs and replacements! Call us today to schedule a free roof inspection at 832-840-1400!
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