The chimneys exterior is the most vulnerable part of your chimney; it is a good idea to have your chimney inspected each year. Home owners can sometimes do general inspection without having to get on the roof. If any part of the chimney looks rusted or appears to be missing, such as the chimney cap or flashing, you should have them replaced.
Contact Your Local Roofing Company
A roofing professional can better detect damage and possible leaks around your chimney. One thing you may not see is if the flashing was installed poorly, if this is the case continued neglect can result in the need for replacement of your roofing system.
A chimney cap is a critical part of keeping your chimney and flue in good working order. Having a good chimney cap in place will help keep moisture, debris, and animal pests from getting into and damaging your chimney. It is not a good idea to choose a chimney cap based on price alone. Most cheap covers will rust and stain everything around them. Our technicians at Sumner Roofing & Exteriors can measure your chimney and have our metal shop fabricate a custom made chimney cap. We have installed many chimney caps around the Nashville area; these caps can be made from pre-painted metal, galvanized metal, and copper. We can also build a custom concrete chimney cap.
Sealing Your Chimney
Brick mortar, being porous, can allow water to seep through to the chimneys interior. Sealing the chimney will help to prevent this from happening. Our technicians at Sumner Roofing & Exteriors are knowledgeable about what will best work for your chimney and can properly apply this in order to best prevent this moisture to cause pesky leaks into your home through your chimney.
Please contact us to set up any repairs or inspections you may need.