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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.

Preventing Costly Chimney Repairs Down the Line

Saving money is important when you own a home. So, what’s one way to prevent having to spend a lot of your home budget on chimney repairs? Professionally maintain your fireplace and chimney system every year! Certain types of chimney damage can get progressively worse if neglected. Unfortunately, you could be at several different types of safety risks. These include chimney fires and carbon monoxide leaks! Although masonry chimneys are built to last for lifetimes, they can suffer from erosion damage. This is because of their constant exposure to the elements. Other problems can arise with your fireplace and chimney system, too. That’s why All Seasons Chimney provides trusted and experienced chimney repair, maintenance, and installation services in the Hudson Valley area. We would like to give you some tips on the best ways to keep your chimney working safely and efficiently – all through the winter!

Preventing Costly Chimney Repairs Image - Poughkeepsie NY - All Seasons ChimneySchedule an annual professional chimney sweeping and inspection appointment.

First, be sure there are no safety hazards or other problems present that could make your fireplace inefficient or unsafe. The Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) recommends that you have your chimney professionally swept and inspected every year, before you light the first fire of the season. The CSIA-certified sweeps at All Seasons Chimney will take great care to remove every bit of the flammable compound creosote from the interior of your chimney. This helps to reduce your risk for a chimney fire.  In addition, we will also closely inspect the condition of the interior and exterior of your chimney to make sure there are no blockages or other damage. Why? These could possibly lead to the poisonous gas carbon monoxide leaking into your home. Safety is our top priority, so you can count on us to help you maintain your chimney to avoid any dangerous hazards!

Protect your chimney from water penetration damage.

So, what is the biggest enemy of masonry chimneys? Well, according to the CSIA – its water! All Seasons Chimney can help you prevent expensive water damage. We sell a wide variety of chimney caps. Additionally, we can professionally install the best one for your chimney. This is to guarantee it will keep water from rain and melted ice and snow out of your home. To best protect the vulnerable area where your chimney meets the roof, we construct, install, and repair customized flashing systems. For the ultimate protection from water penetration damage, we provide professional chimney waterproofing services. These will keep your bricks and mortar joints from spalling damage over the winter. You can trust us to help you add years to the life of your masonry chimney with our water leak preventive services!

Follow these tips, and you can prevent costly chimney repairs this winter and in years to come. Contact us at All Seasons Chimney to schedule your annual professional chimney maintenance services!