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Chimney Repair

Specializing in chimney repair services such as chimney caps, flashing, and chase covers -
We understand the importance of this necessary component for your roof.

WHY DO I NEED A CHIMNEY CAP?

One of the biggest problems that a masonry fireplace can have is not having a chimney cap over its flue. Its also one of the easiest and least expensive fixes to make if you cap your chimney in time. Professional Roofers, Inc. is here to assist you with any chimney repair services you may need.

This cap is essential because it keeps birds and animals out, as well as rainwater. Although the masonry inside the chimney can absorb a large amount of moisture which later evaporates, rainwater can collect at the base of the chimney. When rain or snow gets into a chimney, it begins to deteriorate the masonry, which in turn can cause water to seep into the home and lead to lots of costly and troublesome damage. Moreover, when animals get into a chimney, they can not only obstruct the flow of air and toxic gases out of your house, but they can perish inside your chimney. As a result, an unpleasant odor can permeate your entire home. 

For a minimal fee, a chimney cap can prevent this kind of expensive and annoying damage. Protective coverings for chimneys are usually made of aluminum, galvanized or stainless steel, or copper, and most come with a mesh screening that’s designed to keep sparks in and animals out.

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CounterFlashing

Also referred to as “cap” flashing, Counterflashing is the first line of defense against water infiltrating your building. Counterflashing is the piece of metal that is applied to the masonry wall. It is designed to shed water off of the wall and down onto the roof surface. With this in mind, it’s critical that you choose the best counterflashing system for your roofing project.

 

Chase Covers

A chase cover is a metal cover that fits over your chimney chase (on chimneys with wood, metal, or vinyl siding) to prevent water from entering the chimney.  It’s very important that the chase cover is installed properly so that water runs off the chase cover.  If the chase cover is flat water can accumulate and cause rust which can result in a leaky chase cover.  Galvanized sheet metal chase covers rust more quickly than stainless steel chase covers, but even stainless steel can break down over time depending on the environmental conditions.