If you suspect a leaky chimney, you may think that you need to call a roofer for repairs. However, the average roofer is not familiar with the dynamics of chimneys. To make sure that your chimney leak is properly repaired, you need a professional chimney technician for this job. For years, Ashbusters has specialized in leaky chimneys. We are trusted by homeowners across the Charleston area to diagnose leaks, make necessary repairs, and prevent future water penetration issues. We would like to tell you more about where chimney leaks typically occur, and how we can prevent leaks.
Where are the most common areas for chimney leaks?
Chimney leaks are most commonly found in areas near your fireplace and chimney. This is where water from rain and melted ice and snow is able to stand on your roof, which is highly problematic. One of the most vulnerable spots for leaks is where the chimney meets the roof, which is called the flashing. You should also prune trees that hang over or near your chimney, as this can lead to masonry deterioration.
Another sign of water penetration is damaged bricks and mortar joints on the exterior of your chimney. Water can easily enter your chimney through the gaps and cracks that are left behind on your masonry chimney. Whenever you spot this type of damage, you should contact us at Ashbusters to schedule an appointment.
How can Ashbusters help me prevent chimney water leaks?
We are proud to offer a wide range of professional chimney water penetration preventive services. Our trained and experienced technicians know the best ways to protect your chimney from water damage. According to the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA), a chimney cap is the most economical way that you can prevent water penetration.
We can also protect the area where the chimney meets the roof with customized flashing. To have the ultimate protection against water penetration, we strongly recommend having the professionals waterproof your chimney. Using a 100 percent vapor permeable formula, we can create a barrier against water penetration that will last for at least a decade.
When you suspect you have a leak, you need an experienced chimney professional to take care of it. Contact us at Ashbusters to schedule an appointment for professional chimney leak repair and preventive services!