16 Jun 2011
Chimneys are a common source of water leaks. Chimney repair doesn’t have to be a major undertaking if you catch problems early.
Check your chimney regularly for loose, missing, cracked or damaged flashings — the sheet metal that keeps the intersection between the chimney and roof watertight. Deteriorated flashings should be replaced. If the flashing looks to be in good condition, recaulking should take care of the problem. However, caulk is not a substitute for flashing materials that do not overlap properly.
Also closely inspect the chimney’s brick and mortar joints for signs of wear. To avoid major chimney rebuilds make minor chimney repairs as soon as problems rise.
Call us for a free estimate on chimney repairs, tuckpointing or caulking.