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Address Chimney Leaks Now

If you suspect your chimney is leaking, it is important to take care of the possible leaks immediately. Water leaks can cause extensive and expensive damage to a masonry chimney. According to the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA), deterioration of the bricks and mortar joints is accelerated in the winter because of the freeze/thaw cycles.

For over 25 years, we have been taking care of the leaky chimneys in the lower Hudson Valley region. Our CSIA-certified chimney technicians can diagnose the source of your chimney leak, make repairs, and prevent leaks for the future. We would like to tell you more about our professional chimney water penetration preventive services.

CHIMNEY CAP INSTALLATION

Address Chimney Leaks Now - Poughkeepsie NY - All Seasons ChimneyWithout a chimney cap, there is an opening on the top of your home. This allows rain, melted ice and snow to enter your home through the chimney. Having a chimney cap is the most economical way for homeowners to prevent water penetration of their masonry chimneys. They are made of copper, stainless steel, and other metals, and they are available in many sizes and shapes. At All Seasons Chimney, we can help you pick out the perfect cap. Our CSIA-certified chimney technicians can also install it to protect your chimney more efficiently.

FLASHING CONSTRUCTION AND REPAIR

One of the most common spots for water leaks is the area where the chimney meets the roof, the flashing. The best protection for this vulnerable spot is a customized flashing system. Flashing can easily get damaged during storms and other elements of weather, and that is why we offer flashing repairs as well.

If you do not have a system in place to properly protect your chimney, we can construct a new customized flashing system. We take precise measurements of your chimney to cut the exact sizes of metal sheeting needed. Then we wrap this metal sheeting in layers and embed them into your chimney and roof. After we finish wrapping and layering the sheeting, we then caulk the corners and any gaps to make sure there is a watertight seal for best protection against water.

CALL THE PROFESSIONALS

To prevent any sort of water leaks, we recommend these two preventive services or our professional waterproofing treatment to prevent water from penetrating your masonry chimney. Contact us today to schedule an appointment for our professional chimney water leak maintenance and repair services at 845-567-1217.

Keeping Animals Out Of Your Chimney

The last thing you want to hear coming from your chimney? The scurrying sounds of wild animals or the chirping sounds of birds! Unfortunately, birds, bats, squirrels, raccoons, and other wild animals often see a chimney as a safe place to build nests. This is because of trees being cut down for construction and development purposes. Keeping birds and wild animals out of your chimney is important. Why? It keep your fireplace and chimney system working safely. A wild animal inside your chimney is not just annoying, but it can also be dangerous! In fact, animals in your chimney cause safety hazards in your home.

Keeping Animals Out Of Your Chimney Image - Poughkeepsie NY - All Seasons ChimneyYou can always call to have most wild animals removed from your chimney. However, many species of birds, including chimney swifts, are protected by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. This is a federal law that makes it illegal to remove them and their nests! The best way to avoid this problem is to keep these critters from ever getting into your chimney in the first place. All Seasons Chimney knows exactly how to accomplish this. Now, we would like to tell you more about how we can protect your chimney from bird and animal invasions.

You need a good-quality chimney cap that is equipped with animal guards.

What happens if a chimney cap isn’t professionally installed on the top of your chimney? You have an open door for birds, squirrels, bats, raccoons, and any other wild animal looking for a place to build their nest! To be sure that they can’t get into the chimney, your cap should be equipped with animal guards. These are mesh metal sides that prevent critters from entering your chimney. All Seasons Chimney can help you select the best cap for your chimney. Plus, we provide professional installation services that guarantee your protection.

A chimney cap serves other important functions, too!

A chimney cap keeps birds and wild animals out of the chimney. It also prevents water from rain and melted ice and snow from leaking into the chimney opening. The Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) says that a chimney cap is the least expensive preventive measure you can take against water penetration! Another function of a chimney cap is to prevent accidental fires. The animal guards can keep hot sparks and embers from jumping out of the top of the chimney and igniting a fire where they land. Having chimney draft issues? You should consider a chimney cap that is equipped with special side vents that direct the wind to help pull out the exhaust gases.

All Seasons Chimney has a wide variety of different types of chimney caps, and we provide professional installation services of these caps. Contact us to learn more about how a chimney cap can protect you from animal invasions, water penetration damage, accidental fires, and draft problems!