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Flashing Installation

Your heating appliances and chimney make up a system all their own, but they’re also part of a bigger system: your home. Your chimney and your home have some connective joints that bring them together and make them vulnerable, if not maintained. Case in point: the place where your chimney and roofline meet. Flashing is installed at this meeting point to ensure that water stays out of your chimney and out of your home. Damaged or missing flashing means vulnerability to water — something we definitely do not want.

 

More About Chimney Flashing

before and after flashing chimneyFlashing is generally made of sheet metal, lead or copper, and consists of two main parts: step flashing – shaped like an L and integrated in with the shingles; and counter flashing -which is layered over the step flashing and embedded into the masonry.

The step flashing keeps the area where the chimney and roof meet from taking on rain; the counter flashing keeps rain from getting behind the step flashing. Together, those two parts make for an effective barrier against water.

That said, flashing can take on damage. Heavy wind can pull up edges and loosen or pull off flashing; the metal itself can sustain damage from the elements or animals; caulk around the edges can come loose. Damaged flashing can allow water to then damage your roof, your chimney, your attic, ceilings and other areas.

Every chimney is unique and flashing installation is detailed, custom work that needs to be done by a professional. We can custom design and install flashing that suits your chimney and your home.

Don’t Call A Roofing Company

If you think there might be a problem with your flashing, don’t reach for your roofing company’s number — call A-1 Chimney Specialist. We respect and have great relationships with many roofing companies in the area, and when we see a problem that requires roofing expertise, that’s where we turn. But flashing is a part of the chimney system, and we install and repair flashing every day. When there’s a problem, we’ll know how to find it and how to fix it correctly and durably – it’s our expertise.

If you see a problem with your chimney flashing, or have a leak and think your flashing might be part of the problem, call A-1 Chimney Specialist or click here to schedule online. We have been repairing and installing flashing in the Tullahoma and Winchester, Tenn., area since 2000, and we want to help make your chimney as strong and waterproof as it can be.

Waterproofing your chimney could extend its life and fix that dangerous leaky chimney. Give us a call today to discuss your options.

  • review rating 5  Preston was extremely professional, knowledgeable and prompt. He took the time to explain our issue and answered all my questions. I would highly recommend A-1 Chimney Specialist!!

    thumb Paige Wheeler
    2/18/2020
  • review rating 5  Tanner and Preston more than met our expectations. They were friendly, knowledgeable, timely and professional. Don’t hesitate to use this company. It is rare these days to get this quality of service. Thanks guys. We want to have you back.

    thumb Sharon Doudt
    1/22/2020
  • review rating 5  Great people to work with. Definitely the best choice for chimney services in the area! FM

    thumb Brandtastic Marketing
    1/02/2020
  • review rating 5  Great service! Due to unexpected doctor appointments, I had to reschedule two times and they worked with me to get it done as soon as possible. They were very prompt; the living area was left exactly as it was when they arrived (no mess at all!) and answered my questions. I highly recommend them!

    thumb Sally Edwards
    11/30/2019
  • review rating 5  In a time where customer service is becoming more infrequent than frequent , I have to take a moment to acknowledge the superb above and beyond service my husband and I received from A1 Chimney . First of all , we came to use this company several years ago when they sleeved our 100 year old house's chimney so we could burn real wood . We have used them regularly to check and sweep our chimney since. This year however , I had a chimney fire . Thankfully no damage was done . In looking at my records , I realized I hadn't had the chimney swept in a few years . BIG mistake on my part , hence the fire . So I called the company , sing my woes , asking if it would be possible for them to come out before Thanksgiving , this is less than 2 weeks prior by the way . Kind Marty lets me know the first availability isn't until 12/16 but he will do his best to see what he can do. He calls me back the same day to let me know he had jiggled some things around and could be out 12/13 . I thanked him but asked if there were any cancellations to please let me know. Kind Marty , let me rephrase , very KIND Marty , calls me back a couple of days ago asking if we could be free the Monday pre Thanksgiving . Absolutely , I reply . Well on Monday afternoon Preston and Robert leave after checking for damage , cleaning and confirming the sleeve did exactly what it is designed to do , protect the house in the event a chimney fire takes place , never once suggesting it wouldn't have happened if I hadn't waited 4 years . So THANK YOU all for doing such a wonderful job ! You have made us and my out of town family very happy in making it safe for us to enjoy this holiday with lovely fires , something we / they look forward to on their cold weather visits . May each of you have a very Happy Thanksgiving ! You've certainly made ours !!! Gratefully , Linda & Gill Ramsden

    thumb Linda Ramsden
    11/26/2019

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