Chimney Flashing Repair

Chimney flashing repair can be a difficult topic for a homeowner to understand, at least initially. Most people never think about their chimneys until something goes wrong. This kind of repair is specific to the structures in your home, specifically where the roof and chimney meet. This meeting point can be the basis for cracks or leaks. It is very important to have this area sealed by a professional.

It is not just your chimney that needs flashing. Other openings such as skylights and vent pipes require the procedure as well. This is something that many homeowners do not feel comfortable thinking about, but it is crucially important to the maintenance of a home. Don’t wait until it’s too late, that’s when the real costs come. It has been said that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. When it comes to flashing the openings in your home, this saying holds very true.

In reality, the roof over your head is only as strong as the weakest shingle. It is not uncommon for leaks to spread after a heavy rainstorm or downpour. The attic is normally the first place to feel the brunt of water leakage. The results are quite unfortunate, leading to mold and other unsightly obstacles. Bacteria also thrives in wet conditions, so it is right at home in a damp attic. It won’t take long for the family and pets to feel the results of this seepage, leading to unfortunate health consequences.

What are the main reasons for getting us to manage your chimney flashing repair?

  • It may not be on your mind, but it’s something that we deal with every single day
  • The results of leakage can cause major problems – including molds and bugs
  • Application of flashing is best left to professionals, amateurs tend to make mistakes

The entire process of chimney flashing repair is an easy one to grasp. In essence it is just a seal that protects the homeowner from all kinds of various elements in the places that are most susceptible. These include chimneys, skylights, and vents among others. While the concept is simple, the technical applications can be complicated. If a contractor does not have the right training, they will not be able to successfully complete the job. Technical skills are the most important part of applying the flash correctly and making sure that it holds for many years to come.

Though, it is important to consider the flash treatment on a yearly basis. Our materials are among the best and tops in the industry standard, but many of them (such as the rubber, thin metals, and sealant) do not last as long as the other primary materials of your house (bricks, stone, and foundation). Consider this one of the many tiny costs associated with being a homeowner. However, this particular procedure will give you instant benefit and save money in the long run. The enjoyment that homeowners get from skylights and chimneys more than makes up for the costs associated with this procedure.

One of the great things about Northern Kentucky is that there are so many seasons to enjoy. One of the problems with having a variety of seasons is the toll that it can take on your home. The expansion and contraction of hot and cold can truly give your home a beating, which is why it is so important to have professionals watching out for you. It’s time to do yourself, and your home, a favor and consider getting chimney flashing repair work done. This is one improvement that keeps on giving.