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We Can Repair Your Damaged Flashing

One of the most important responsibilities as a homeowner is keep water out of your chimney. Water is detrimental to the health of your chimney and home. The top of your chimney is exposed to rain, ice, and snow. It takes professional measures to prevent water leaking into your home through the flue.

For over 25 years, All Seasons Chimney has been providing top quality chimney system maintenance. We also offer professional repair and installation to the Hudson Valley area. Our chimney technicians have been trained and certified by industry leaders such as the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) and the National Fireplace Institute (NFI). You can trust our experience and knowledge to protect your chimney. One of the preventive services we offer is customized flashing repair and construction. We would like to tell you more about this important part of your chimney system.

What exactly is a flashing system?

Certain parts of the chimney are more vulnerable to water leaks than others, especially the flashing. The flashing is the area where the chimney meets the roof. It is one of the most important spots to protect. To keep water from pooling around this area, you need a good flashing system. The flashing is consist of sheets of metal wrapped around the chimney. It is essential to have it well built to prevent water from leaking inside your home. Without a properly constructed flashing system, your chimney is at risk for water damage.

What can I expect from All Seasons Chimney’s flashing services?

When All Seasons Chimney repairs your damaged flashing system, we always try to patch the existing metal sheeting first. If we feel that your system is beyond simple repairs, we recommend the removal your flashing and replace it with our customized construction flashing. Our CSIA-certified chimney professionals take exact measurements to precisely cut the metal sheeting to properly layer around your chimney. We only use the most durable materials, and we know how to correctly wrap the metal sheeting in layers that will resist strong winds and wild animal tampering. You can count on us to protect your chimney from water penetration damage.

Over the years, we have seen the extensive damage and deterioration caused by a badly built flashing system. Whenever a customer calls us about a leaky chimney, flashing is the first place we check when we inspect your chimney for the source of the water leak. Oftentimes, we find that the flashing has been poorly installed with improper materials. This type of damage can lead to gaps and cracks that encourage water leaks.

Call All Seasons Chimney to repair your flashing system

If you suspect you have a leaky chimney, contact us at All Seasons Chimney to schedule a professional chimney inspection. Our CSIA-certified technicians will check our your chimney to diagnose the problem, and we will let you know how we can repair the damage too!

Make a Resolution to Maintain Your Chimney

As we start a new year, many people take the time to reflect on their goals by making New Year’s resolutions. Popular resolutions include going to the gym and eating health, but All Seasons Chimney want you to consider your chimney when setting your goals for the new year. Making the resolution to keep up with your professional chimney maintenance routines will ensure that your chimney and fireplace system will function effectively and safely throughout the winter. Our Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA)-certified chimney sweeps will help you keep this resolution, and you can count on us to take care of your chimney and fireplace system. For over 25 years, we have provided quality professional chimney maintenance, repair, and installation services to the lower Hudson Valley area, and we would like to tell you more about what you can expect when we sweep and inspect your chimney.

Get an up close look at the inside of your chimney

a beautiful masonry chimneyOne of the best things about a professional chimney inspection from All Seasons Chimney is that we use a closed circuit video camera when we are conducting this maintenance service. This allows us to closely look at every inch of the inside of your chimney so that we can find those hidden hazards and make any necessary repairs.

Be assured that your chimney is properly swept

Before we start sweeping your chimney, All Seasons Chimney will take a video of the inside of your chimney. The reason why we take the time to do this is to show you a before-and-after comparison when we have completed our maintenance services. You will be able to see exactly what we removed from your inner chimney, and our CSIA-certified professionals can verify your chimney has been satisfactorily swept.

Know that your chimney is free from damage and safety hazards

When All Seasons Chimney inspects chimneys, we follow the guidelines set by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). While many of our inspections can be more involved and detailed, your annual basic inspection service will include an examination of the readily accessible parts of the interior and exterior of the chimney, the heating appliance, and the appliance-chimney connection. We will make sure there are no flue blockages or installation errors, and we will verify that your chimney is structurally sound.

When you hire All Seasons Chimney to inspect your chimney, you will be treated fairly and professionally. You can count on us to help you keep your chimney maintenance New Year’s resolution. Contact us today to schedule an appointment for our professional chimney sweeping and inspection services.