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How Water Gets Into Your Chimney

With springtime rains falling, it’s not uncommon to notice leaks and excess water throughout your fireplace. But just how does this water enter? Chimneys are built to be strong and sturdy, so it’s hard to believe that water can find its way in so easily. Unfortunately, there are lots of way it can sneak in, which is why taking preventative measures ahead of time is so important.

Learn more below, so you can prepare yourself for any bad weather that comes your way. If you think your chimney may need some help with water damage, call in an expert right away!

Missing A Cap?

Chimney Cap Replaced TN ValleyIf you have yet to invest in a chimney cap, then leaks will likely become a reoccurring issue for you. Chimney flues are necessary so that gases and toxins can properly escape when your fireplace is in use. Yet, when rain falls, these openings leave your chimney exposed and vulnerable to excess water. A chimney cap is a simple and inexpensive fix for your problem. Invest in one today to kiss water issues good-bye!

If you have a chimney cap, but still have problems with leaks, it may need to be repaired or replaced. The staff at A-1 Chimney Specialist is ready to help you out! We are trained to install your cap securely and correctly, and we have tons of different styles, so you are sure to find the size, fit, and material for your home.

Does Your Flashing Need Work?

Another spot leaks can enter is right where your chimney and roof meet. Both your chimney and roof are made from different materials so, as the seasons change, they will expand and contract at different times. This causes small openings to form, through which water can easily enter.

Having flashing installed will help seal this gap and keep water at bay. Throughout time, your flashing may become damaged or rusted. It takes on a lot of wear and tear, and all that bad weather can eventually cause tears in the metal, rust to form, and the caulk can become loose and unsteady. You need the right professionals on the job. At A-1 Chimney, we provide you with a tight, strong seal so nothing will penetrate your roof any time soon.

Is Your Crown Cracked?

A chimney crown works hard through years of bad weather to direct water away from your brickwork. Yet, sometimes it can break down and crack, allowing water to enter through it. Let us take a look to ensure your crown is in suitable condition! After performing any repairs, we can waterproof your chimney, so leaks won’t be something you have to worry about for years to come.

Give Us A Call

Keep your home looking great and working efficiently by investing in repair services from A-1 Chimney Specialist today! We know where to check for issues and can address them in a timely manner, so you will have your fireplace back to normal in no time.