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Chimney Flashing Sydney

Chimney flashing is a sort of roof flashing that produces a watertight barrier to prevent water damage and infiltration to your chimney and roof. Chimney flashing is made up of three basic parts: step flashing, counter flashing (also known as cap flashing), and base flashing. It serves as weather stripping for your chimney. 

If the flashing surrounding your chimney breaks and leaks, it may cause major damage to your roof, attic, and even interior rooms. If the chimney begins to leak, the chimney itself may be harmed. The structure of your chimney might become fragile and break when water penetrates the mortar seams between the bricks. 

Repairing Chimney Flashing in Sydney 

Although fractures in the inner and outer walls of your chimney might be an obvious symptom of roof damage that needs to be repaired, the flashing surrounding your chimney is frequently the source of the problem. This is a form of sheet metal that connects your roof to your chimney and is essential for keeping your roof watertight. 

Your property is a danger of harm from the weather if your flashing is broken or old, or if it is beginning to move away from the surrounding roof area. If you’ve seen stains on your ceiling near your chimney, or other evidence of water damage, your flashing may need to be fixed. 

Call in the Experts for your Chimney Repairs and Installation 

Whether you’re restoring, repairing, or installing a flash in your chimney, you’ll want to make sure it’s correctly cut and positioned to keep your chimney and roof dry. It’s a task for the pros, and considering the importance of your roof to your home’s structural stability, hiring professionals is a requirement. 

Fortunately, My Slate Roofing’s skilled crew has a lot of expertise in dealing with damaged chimneys. Because prevention is better than cure, schedule a full roof inspection if your roof hasn’t gotten the attention it deserves in recent years. Our skilled technicians can inspect your chimney, as well as your whole roof, for any possible problems that need to be fixed, replaced, or monitored. 

FAQ’S 

1. Is it necessary to flash all chimneys? 

Chimneys are typically modest, with brickwork that stretches from the roof to the firebox and finally to the base. True, in these chimneys, through-wall flashing is rarely employed. Any water that does get through is usually absorbed by the brickwork underneath it. 

2. What material is used for flashing? 

Metal (copper, aluminum, stainless steel, lead, and other metals), plastic, and composite materials can all be used to create flashing. Metal sheet flashing is the most long-lasting (and thereby costliest) flashing material.