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.