As the Pacific Northwest’s leading roofing contractor, Guardian Roofing has repaired its fair share of leaky roofs. Striving to care for all aspects of your roof, our expert team knows that a large source of roof problems are associated with chimneys and wall masonry. The good news? Guardian has trained masons available to handle the maintenance, repair, or replacement of masonry chimneys. Our team has countless hours of hands-on training experience to ensure your roof lasts! Here’s what you should look for when inspecting your chimney for leaks and how Guardian Roofing can lend a hand.
How do I know if my chimney is leaking?
The most common sign that you might have a leaking chimney is dampness around its exterior on walls or ceilings in areas near where the fireplace chimney passes through. Other signs include mold spots and odors, cracks in the drywall or plaster around your fireplace opening, and staining on ceilings below where the chimney goes through them.
What causes a roof leak around a chimney?
A roof leak around the chimney occurs when rainwater or snow seeps into your home through cracks near your fireplace. This type of leak is usually caused by flashing around the chimney area being improperly installed or nonexistent.
How do I repair a roof leak around a chimney?
Always seek professional assistance for chimney leakage fixes. Roofing contractors can get the job done right the first time, preventing any added hassle or injury on your end. If you are experiencing a roof leak around your chimney, call the original make your roof last company, Guardian Roofing, to install or repair your chimney’s flashing. This will create a structural metallic barrier between the chimney and the roof, ensuring your roof will not leak around your chimney again.
How can I prevent a roof leak before it happens?
Chimneys require regular maintenance to prevent any wall damage or other issues detailed above. Some best practices for preventing leaks from your home’s roof include regular inspections for damage, regular gutter maintenance, repairing or replacing damaged shingles as soon as possible, and keeping your chimney clean and clear of debris.
If you’ve identified that your house needs repairs or would like a professional team to inspect your roof, give Guardian Roofing a call at 877-926-9966.