With our up and down winters and rainy springs, chimney are pretty common in homes the Northern VA and DC metro area. A major cause is issues with the flashing- the sheet metal that keeps section between the chimney and roof watertight. When the flashing is not working properly, water can get in and cause a lot of damage to your home’s roof, wood framing and drywall ceiling. It’s important to fix this problem as soon as it is detected before the damage becomes too severe and very expensive.
Chimney Flashing Issues
Unless you spend a lot of time on your roof, issues with your chimney’s flashing are typically discovered during a routine chimney inspection – which the National Fire Protection Association recommends that chimney and fireplaces be inspected annually to help ensure the safety of your home and family. Potomac Services’ certified chimney sweeps are trained and experienced in diagnosing any issues and providing options to repair flashing and other chimney related issues.
Chimney Flashing Repair
If the chimney flashing is faulty, it needs to be repaired to avoid damage to your roof, wood framing and interior drywall. While there several tar type products available in hardwood store for the DYI’er, most people super stoked to get up on a roof and make a repair with a subpar product – especially if they are uncertain they are even doing the job right. It’s wise to call a Potomac Services technician to perform the repair with a high quality, specially formulated elastomeric sealant that is proven for permanent adhesion to asphalt shingles, aluminum flashing, brick, and other chimney and roofing materials.
Enjoy the warmth that only a fireplace can bring. Get yours back into safe and efficient working order with Potomac Services.