We specialize in fixing leaking chimneys. Chimneys are a common water leak area on a home and often go unnoticed until there is extensive damage. A chimney that is properly constructed will include a code compliant chimney cap, chimney flashing installed at the roof contact, sealed mortar joints, water sealed bricks, a rain cap, sealed storm collar and areas around the chimney flue.Regular chimney inspections and fireplace and chimney maintenance can help prevent the damage created from a leaking chimney.
The area above the roof-line where the chimney protrudes through the roofing materials is susceptible to water leaks and roof damage. A multiple layered chimney flashing system, when installed correctly, will seal the contact between your chimney and roof. An adequate chimney flashing system is vital in preventing water and snow from leaking through your roofing structure.
Code Compliant Masonry Chimney Cap
A properly constructed chimney cap (crown) will flow water from the centre outward, and will have an overhang and drip edge to shed water away from the chimney chase (chimney structure). An improperly constructed and functioning chimney crown or chase cover is often the root cause of most chimney related water damage.
Installing a chimney rain cap on top of the chimney flue will protect the interior flue liner from rain and water entry. Chimney systems that do not have chimney rain caps installed, often results in erosion and decay inside your fireplace or chimney system.
A chimney rain cap with a spark arrestor also helps keep birds, or other wildlife from entering your chimney or home.Masonry chimneys have mortar joints between the bricks, stone or blocks. Over time these joints can erode and allow water to enter. We install mortar joints that are tight, sealed and have an architectural joint finish that repels water with the least amount of erosion
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