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Are You Ready to Put a Stop to Leaky Chimney Flashing? Call On ChimneyTEK of Delaware

Leaks can be devastating, especially if you don’t know how long water’s been making its way into your home or how it’s even getting in. Here at ChimneyTEK of Delaware, we strive to be a helpful resource and a trusted partner for our customers in Dover and the neighboring communities, helping put a stop to chimney leaks fast — and for good. And most of the time, it all starts with an inspection of the chimney flashing.

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What Is Chimney Flashing?

Chimney flashing is sheet metal that’s woven into the shingles surrounding the chimney and installed along the base of the chimney where it exits the roof. This area where roof and chimney meet would normally be quite susceptible to leaks, but with professionally installed flashing, water shouldn’t be a concern.

Water becomes a concern and leaks spring up when these conditions occur:

  • the flashing is badly installed
  • the flashing is made of low-quality, rust-prone metal
  • the flashing is dented or damaged by animals, wind, or storms
  • the flashing is loose or has pulled away from the house as a result of settling

How Can You Tell if You Have a Flashing Leak?

Most commonly, a flashing leak looks a lot like a roof leak. You may find water stains and water damage on the ceiling near your chimney, in the attic, or on walls in the home. Many homeowners assume the roof is the problem, but if the water damage is near your chimney, it’s a good idea to call a CSIA-certified chimney sweep first.

We’ll inspect your chimney and figure out exactly where the water problem is. If it’s outside of the scope of the chimney and it really is a leaky roof problem, we’ll let you know so you can call a professional roofer. Otherwise, you can expect us to fix it.

We repair and replace flashing using proven techniques and trusted materials, providing you with a permanent solution to your leaky chimney problem. We use products like FlashSeal —which provides years of leak protection — to waterproof flashing and seal small openings and gaps.

If the flashing needs to be completely replaced, we can take care of that for you, too. Our team has years of experience installing flashing and we guarantee a job well done. We use step flashing and counter flashing, and can even install a chimney cricket, if needed, to divert water away from the chimney and onto the roof. And you can bet we use strong, weather- and rust-resistant materials to ensure long-lasting protection for this vulnerable area of the home.

Call Today for Long-Lasting Flashing Fixes in Dover & Beyond

If you think you have a chimney leak or the flashing on your chimney is well past its prime and you want to do something about it before you have a leak, call on ChimneyTEK of Delaware at 302-729-6112. We’re here to provide long-lasting solutions to chimney leaks, six days a week. Wherever you are in Kent County, we’re here to serve you. Call or fill out our online appointment request form today.

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