What is Chimney Flashing?

On homes that feature a chimney, it is critical to have properly maintained flashing.  Sadly, most homeowners do not fully understand why and therefor over look this need. So what is chimney flashing, and why is it important? Chimney flashing is used to prevent water from entering your home from the area where a home’s chimney and roof meet. The reason this can be an issue is how a home in constructed. In most home construction a chimney is constructed with either masonry or metal. In the cases of masonry construction, the chimney is generally built with an independent foundation from the rest of the home. Over time the roof deck may move, leaving small gaps susceptible to leaking.

Need Flashing Repair or Installation?

The first thing to understand is that every chimney is different, so in most cases installing new chimney flashing is a custom project and should involve trained professionals. The second thing you should know is that we at MegaPros have some of the best flashing professionals in the Chicagoland area. For your free estimate call us today at: (847) 658-8989 or visit us at helpme.megapros.com