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A leaky chimney can cause all sorts of problems which require costly repair. When we go on service calls related to leaks in the chimney system, we often find that the source of the trouble is faulty flashing. The flashing is sheet metal installed for the purpose of ensuring that the connection between the chimney and roof is watertight, but the effectiveness of flashing eventually expires. The best way to avoid moisture issues caused by flashing is to get an annual chimney inspection; every aspect of the chimney system is carefully inspected.
Leaks around the chimney are not always evident right away but they can cause serious structural damage. Moisture enters the roofing, the attic, and possibly the ceiling areas causing wood rot, roof damage, attic damage, and drywall damage in the ceilings. It’s a good idea to inspect the chimney area in the attic every six months to a year, to be sure that there are no signs of leakage.
Our chimney professionals carefully scrutinize chimney flashing during inspections. When a chimney is especially vulnerable to moisture because it’s at the bottom of a roof slope, we typically install a cricket, which is a roofing term for a triangle shaped diversion roof built behind the chimney at the roofline. Crickets help to ensure that the flashing can do its job well, keeping moisture from entering the home where the roof and chimney connect.