Waterproofing / Flashing Repair

Professional Waterproofing & Flashing Repair Services

        Flashing is an important part of the chimney's fight against the onslaught of water.   These custom-sized and - shaped layers of metal are installed around the chimney where it meets the roofline, and they form a strong barrier all the way around.   But unfortunately, intense weather can damage the flashing, leaving this particularly vulnerable area unprotected.
        We have seen chimney flashing damaged, ripped, or pulled off by heavy winds in strong storms, and we have also seen flashing rust or corrode over time.   When flashing gets damaged, leaks are almost sure to follow, so at the first signs of flashing damage, call Apex Duct And Chimney Cleaning.   Our technicians are trained in custom flashing repair and installation, and can have your system equipped to fight off the elements.

What Flashing Is Made Of?

        Flashing is constructed out of strips of metal - usually galvanized metal, stainless steel or copper.   Although galvanized metal will be the most budget-friendly option, stainless steel and copper will be your most durable options.   Galvanized metal may end up saving you money up front, but it is also more prone to rust and corrosion, and may end up costing you more money in the long run.

How Is Flashing Installed?

        Flashing is designed to provide layers of integrated protection where your roof and chimney meet.   When you have a Apex Duct And Chimney Cleaning technician install your flashing, we will first install L-shaped step flashing, which gets layered into your roof shingles.   Next, counter flashing goes on top of the step flashing, and is installed into the masonry joints of your chimney.   Finally, high-quality caulking seals any edges that need extra protection.
        To be effective and ensure that there are not any spaces or gaps for water to enter, flashing should always be custom-designed and -fitted for each individual chimney.   It takes training and experience to do this work right, and our technicians have had years of experience.   We are the flashing repair and installation experts.

Protect The Chimney With A Waterproofing Sealant

        When we repair a leaky chimney, we work hard to ensure that those repairs last.   But at Apex Duct And Chimney Cleaning, we believe that prevention is just as important as proper repairs.   That is why we strongly recommend having a waterproofing sealant applied to your chimney masonry, whether you've had problems with leaky bricks or not.   Masonry will naturally degrade over time due to the effects of weather, but a waterproofing sealant protects the brick and mortar and can significantly prolong the lifespan.
        The waterproofing sealant we use is specially formulated for chimney masonry, so it provides that helpful layer of protection while remaining 100% vapor permeable.   In other words, vapors and gases can still pass through the bricks and mortar (which is necessary for proper chimney function), while larger water molecules can NOT.   Regardless of whether you have had leaks or problems in the past, you should seriously consider having your system professionally waterproofed.   It is a small investment that makes a BIG difference and can help with the big headaches that come with a leaky chimney.
        If your flashing needs repairs, or you would like to have a waterproofing sealant applied to your masonry, call Apex Duct And Chimney Cleaning!
        Of all the necessary services for your chimney, being able to fix chimney leaks is one of the most important.   That is when it is good to know you can rely on the skilled technicians at Apex Duct And Chimney Cleaning.
 


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