What you need to know about Chimney Flashing
What is chimney flashing?
Chimney Flashing is a thin sheet metal material that is used to prevent the penetration of water into a home or building.
Why is chimney flashing important?
Chimney Flashing is installed to create a waterproof seal that protects your roof and chimney from moisture. Your chimney leads down into your home through your fireplace. It is very essential to keep your chimney flashing maintained. This is vital to ensure that you protect your home from severe water damage.
How long should my chimney flashing last?
As long as your chimney flashing is properly installed it should last up to 30 years. The lifespan of your chimney flashing will depend on things like the shape, size and materials that were used to complete the flashing.
Do all chimneys need flashing?
Flashing is required on the bottom, sides and the top of the chimney.
What is the best flashing for around the chimney?
Copper flashing around the chimney is usually the most ideal material due to durability.
Here are some examples of failed chimney flashing:
Here are some examples of properly flashed chimneys:
If you need to have your chimney flashing inspected or need your chimney flashing replaced give us a call at 1-717-210-5980!