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Leaks Near Your Fireplace May Be In Your Chimney

Have you noticed water stains on the ceiling? Perhaps peeled wallpaper on the walls in the same room as your fireplace? If so, you most likely have a leaky chimney! Fortunately, if you live in the lower Hudson Valley area, All Seasons Chimney can help you. We have been specializing in fixing leaky chimneys for over 25 years, so you can trust us to keep the water out of your chimney. We would like to tell you more about our services that allow us to be able to take care of leaky chimneysFLASHING

Over our years of working on leaky chimneys, we have seen some poorly constructed flashing systems. In fact, we have even seen extensive chimney damage that resulted from bad flashing jobs. In order to best protect the vulnerable area where your chimney meets the roof, you need a customized flashing system. All Seasons Chimney will take precise measurements of your chimney at the roof. This is to get the perfectly sized sheets of metal to wrap around the chimney. In doing this, you will not have to worry about gaps forming in one of our flashing systems.

RELINING

When water is leaking into your chimney and home, several problems can result. This includes corrosion damage to your chimney liner. Whether you have a clay tile or metal liner, exposure to water can cause the liner to crack and break apart. All Seasons Chimney can restore the safety of your chimney with a cast-in-place liner. In addition, we can also install a new stainless steel liner!

WATERPROOFING

If you do have a chimney leak, All Seasons Chimney can find the source of the leak and make the necessary repairs. This includes replacing damaged bricks and mortar joints with tuckpointing and other masonry techniques. After we have finished the repairs, we can give your chimney the ultimate protection against water penetration. We do this by applying a waterproofing formula to your entire chimney. As recommended by the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA), we only use formulas that are 100 percent vapor permeable. That way, moisture inside the masonry materials can escape instead of being trapped.

If you have seen any signs of water leaks near your fireplace, do not ignore them! Contact us at All Seasons Chimney to schedule an appointment for our professional chimney leak repair and maintenance services.

Protecting Your Masonry Chimney from Water Penetration

Keeping water out of your masonry chimney? That is one of the biggest responsibilities you have as a homeowner! Water penetration can cause so much damage that the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) has called water the biggest enemy of masonry chimneys. What happens when water leaks into your chimney? You can end up with needing expensive and extensive repairs to make it function safely and efficiently. Knowing how to best protect your masonry chimney from water penetration can prolong the life of your chimney, as well as save you money. All Seasons Chimney specializes in preventing chimney leaks. Now, we would like to tell you more about a couple of our services that can protect your masonry chimney.

Protecting Your Masonry Chimney from Water Penetration Image - Poughkeepsie NY - All Seasons ChimneyFLASHING

The area where your chimney meets the roof is very vulnerable to water leaks. In order to protect this area, you need a customized flashing system. Flashing consists of layers of metal sheeting that are wrapped around the chimney at the roof. To best prevent water penetration, the construction of the flashing is important. Unfortunately, not all flashing systems are properly constructed. Poor flashing jobs may even make it easier for water to leak into the chimney! You can trust All Seasons Chimney to take precise measurements of your chimney where it meets the roof. This allows us to cut the metal sheets to the exact sizes they should be. We also make sure to apply caulk where needed, to ensure a watertight seal of this area. In addition, we also repair flashing if your existing system has suffered from wind or corrosion damage.

WATERPROOFING

Masonry materials are naturally porous. So, in order to prevent water penetration, you need the extra protection of a professional waterproofing treatment. Our CSIA-certified chimney technicians can apply a formula to your chimney that will create a barrier against water penetration from rain and snow. We only use formulas that are 100 percent vapor permeable. This means that vapors are allowed to escape from the bricks and mortar joints. If these vapors are trapped inside the masonry materials, it can lead to serious problems. Bricks and mortar can crack and break apart! Waterproofing is one of the best investments you can make in your chimney, because it can protect it for a decade.

Both of these water penetration preventive services can prolong the life of your masonry chimney. Contact us at All Seasons Chimney to learn more about how we can help you keep the water out of your chimney this spring!