The Benefit of a Properly Flashed Chimney

The Benefit of a Properly Flashed Chimney

 

There are many roofing companies out there that do a phenomenal job at roofing a home or business.

 

They are hard-working and knowledgeable professionals that do an absolutely fantastic job of putting a new roof on any given structure.

They do a nice job of stripping the old roof off, disposing of the corresponding debris appropriately, prepping for the new roof, and installing the new roof underlayment & flashing components as well as the laying of the new roof itself.


There is one item though that as well intentioned as many of these roofers are, often becomes the source of a head scratching issue for the Client and an unbeknownst negative knock that scars what otherwise would be pretty perfect roof jobs everywhere………


 

Chimneys can often rise up in the middle of one’s roof, met by the roofing material around it and if it does not have flashing correctly staggered and cut & pointed into the actual chimney itself and woven into the roof shingles or material around it the correct way, mysterious leaks may gradually make themselves known at the bewilderment of unsuspecting property owners who cannot figure out why their new roof is leaking.

 

The roofer is often called back in and they themselves cannot figure things out (the important note of this being that if they knew what to look for, they most likely would have made sure things were done right the first time).

Appropriately flashing a chimney is an enormously important construction item that combines two trades (masonry & roofing) to ensure that moisture does not come in through the penetration of the chimney through the roof.


 

 

As common sense as this may seem, we run into situations all the time where much damage is caused below because of inappropriately flashed or tied-in chimneys.

If you have a mysterious leak that seems like it may be stemming from the general vicinity of where your chimney goes through your building and out your roof, an improperly flashed chimney may be the culprit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you are having a challenge determining if your chimney was flashed the way it should have been or not, whether recently or from years ago, feel free to reach out to us to have a conversation about the situation and we will be happy to provide some guidance.

 

 

 

 


Dealing with leaks and where they start from is the bane of the existence of many-a-property owner.

Making sure that chimneys are flashed appropriately, however, is one checklist item that should not be forgotten!

 

If you are having a challenge determining if your chimney was flashed the way it should have been or not, whether recently or from years ago, feel free to reach out to us to have a conversation about the situation and we will be happy to provide some guidance!

 

 

 

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