NY Chimney Repair | New York Residential Roofing
October 14, 2014Chimney Cleaning, Chimney Repairs, & Chimney Inspections
Out of sight, out of mind? Many homeowners never give residential roofing and NY Chimney Repair a second thought, until something goes wrong. But ignoring your chimney’s normal maintenance, like most things, can cost you more the longer the problem persists. Smithtown weather, from hot sun to punishing ice and snow, can contribute to damage and degradation of your chimney. Whether you need someone to check the integrity of your chimney system, or you are at a point of needing repair, the New York roofing contractors are the ones to call.
Water intrusion is a major concern when dealing with the proper care and maintenance of your chimney. Depending on the type of chimney on your roof, there are specialized ways to protect your living space and belongings, and ensure they are kept safe from the elements. NY Roof Contractors has been helping homeowners for 25 years, and our expertise as to the different types of chimneys and their respective correct repair, will be invaluable to you. Full mason chimneys are the most common type of structure, and require proper flashing to facilitate the movement of water around the chimney and off the roof. If the base flashing, which is integrated into the roof, is worn or wrongly installed, Roof Pro will replace the flashing system. With this type of set up, it is also important to ensure that the cement mortar “slush cap” which crowns the chimney is not loose, deteriorated or cracked.
Pre-fab chimney housings are installed on the exterior of the roof and generally have a 20 year life. Therefore, it is important to note that when you replace a roof, this system should also be reevaluated to ensure watertight seals. A residential framed chimney chase utilizes a metal pipe installed through a wood framed chimney; this type of structure often exhibits a poorly designed and installed cap. Roof Pro will customize a one piece stainless steel chase chimney cap to prevent leaks, wood damage and staining. Properly installed, this cap will keep your chimney wind and water proof for as long as you live in the home.
To have your chimney proactively inspected prior to the winter months, call Roof Pro, your local New York Residential Roofing company today at 1 (800) 766-3773. We proudly help Kings Park and Commack homeowners to maintain, protect and repair their roofs – because what you don’t see, could hurt you. Let us make sure it doesn’t!