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Does Your Chimney Flashing Need To Be Repaired?

If there’s one thing you need to avoid when it comes to maintaining your home’s fireplace it’s water damage. Excess moisture in and throughout your system poses some major threats, and it could cause damage that will eventually make your chimney unsafe and unsuitable for regular use.

Fortunately, there are ways to stop water from getting inside of your chimney and wreaking havoc. Ask our team at A-1 Chimney about setting you up with all the preventative maintenance you need to get through the holiday season that is soon to be upon us. We’re eager to serve you and get your home safer for the colder months ahead.

Now, one thing we always recommend is investing in flashing. If you are missing flashing from your roof and chimney or if your current flashing is damaged, then don’t hesitate to give us a call, so that we can fix you up right.

What Is Flashing?Protect your chimney with properly fitting chimney flashing!

Chimney flashing is a piece of metal that seals the spot where your roof and chimney meet. Because these two areas are made from different materials, they expand and contract and different rates, making it easy for water to enter and cause damage. If that area isn’t properly protected, you’ll soon be spotting unsightly stains on your ceiling, and your chimney’s structure will suffer, too.

Dangers Of Water Damage

So, what kind of issues might you face if water gets through to your home and fireplace? Well, rot, stains, and clogs are a few of many. Overall, your fireplace and chimney will face all types of decay and deterioration that weaken your entire system, as a whole, making it difficult to light fires. Once things start to break down, cracks and holes are likely to form, which leaves you more vulnerable to things like house fires and carbon monoxide exposure

All in all, a damaged chimney isn’t safe and water is one thing that will break things down in a hurry. Play it safe by getting your maintenance done and out of the way before the holidays arrive. We want you to enjoy countless crackling fires this Thanksgiving and Christmas, so give us a call today to set up your appointment!

Have You Scheduled Your Fall Inspection?

If you’re not certain what state your chimney is in, the best option is to get an inspection on the books. Our CSIA certified team is ready and able to provide you with an accurate and in-depth analysis of your system’s overall health, and we can ensure that you’re set up right and good to go before throwing any events or get-togethers in the upcoming months. It’s an investment that’s necessary for keeping your household safer, and it’s well worth the peace of mind you’ll gain. Pick up your phone and talk with our team today!

Get Your Flashing Fixed Before It’s Too Late

Excess rainfall and flash floods are not something we’re strangers to in this part of the state, which is why the team at A-1 Chimney Specialist urges our customers to be prepared. Water damage can be devastating to a home and chimney as homeowners are forced to replace and repair various things throughout the household. That doesn’t even account for the sentimental items or important documents that simply cannot be replaced!Get Your Flashing Fixed Before It's Too Late - Tullahoma TN - A-1 Chimney

If you’re ready to stay ahead of the game, then count on our CSIA certified and highly experienced crew to set you up right. When it comes to making homes in our service areas safer, there’s nothing we take more seriously!

What Is Flashing?

Flashing is one piece of your chimney’s anatomy that needs to be in tip-top shape to ensure a safer and better protected home. So, what is it exactly? Well, flashing is a sheet of metal, lead, or copper that seals the area where the roof and chimney meet. It’s set in place to allow the two different materials to expand and contract at their own pace, without leaving any gaps for excess water to enter your home.

Our crew installs flashing in two parts: step flashing and counter flashing. Step flashing is L-shaped and installed with your shingles, and counter flashing is put on overtop the step flashing and is embedded into the masonry. With both of these pieces in place, you can guarantee water won’t be getting in any time soon!

Is Your Flashing Damaged?

As durable as our products are, that doesn’t mean they don’t face wear and tear from time to time. Curious animals can tear things apart, and strong winds are known for triggering issues, too. If your flashing has become loose, rusted, bent, or damaged in some other way, tell us about it right away! Putting it off could lead to a lot of costly repair work should heavy rains come around sooner than you think.

Always Trust A Professional

Many wonder if flashing is one of those projects they can take on themselves. We highly recommend trusting a professional to handle any and all of your flashing repair and installation work. There’s not really a one-size-fits-all option for flashing jobs. Every chimney is different and needs a different approach, so it takes a knowledgeable and skilled sweep to get everything fitted just right.

Needless to say, flashing that is installed incorrectly will only lead to more damages. If the seal isn’t tight, you’ll be facing more issues than you care to handle, and any money saved on do-it-yourself labor will be thrown down the drain for repair work and replacement parts. Count on our team from the very start, so you don’t have to stress about bad weather ruining your home and chimney. We’ll set everything up right, so you’re good to go, no matter what!

There’s no time to lose. Call today.

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