Because of the recent spate of cold weather, many fireplaces saw substantial action during these past months. Sometimes, however, an important part of the fireplace system can spring a leak. That part, of course, is the chimney. Fortunately, qualified Orange County Roofers are very adept at repairing those bothersome chimney leaks. To do so, they carry out a series of important steps. The following is a quick overview of the process.
The first step in this process is a full inspection of the chimney perimeter. Crews will be looking for and clearing away leaves and other debris blocking their view of the chimney base and flashing. They’ll also be looking for missing pieces. These will be replaced as needed.
Once the inspection concludes, an Orange County Roofing Company will prepare the area by removing old cement and worn-out sealant from the chimney base. This readies the region for the next stage in the process – application of new cement and flashing sealant. These materials are necessary to create a solid adhesive bond between new flashing and the rooftop -- and to create a water-tight seal around the chimney base.
With these preliminaries completed, Orange County Roofers will attach new flashing to the chimney perimeter. For this step, they’ll use screws or nails. But the job still isn’t complete. The crew must wait for the adhesive to dry, then conduct a test to ensure there are zero chimney leaks. They’ll do this by running water over the chimney, a task that usually takes a few minutes. If everything checks out, the job is done.
This was just a quick overview of the chimney leak repair process. Understandably, you might want a few more details. To get these, simply contact a local expert. You might, for instance, reside in Irvine. OK, the next step is easy -- just consult an Irvine Roofer. You’ll soon be enriched by a wealth of new knowledge.
If you have questions about chimney leaks, Luke Roofing can help. A long-established Orange County Roofer, we provide prompt, reliable expertise for every residential roofing and commercial roofing need. No matter where you live in OC, you can count on Luke Roofing for reliable roofing solutions.
We're in Orange County, CA and we've had a ton of rain. We have a patio whose roof continues off the house and is part of the patio overhang. That roof is leaking about the chimney area and I can see it on the stucco of the house on the outside. Any ideas of what that will take to repair?
Hi Larry, Thanks for reaching out!
There's really no way to know without coming out to your residence to inspect it. But this is a common problem. Chimneys are notorious for leaks as there are so many variables with regards to the chimney bricks, movement, expansion and contraction and more. The good news is that we are pros and are 100% confident we can help you out. Give us a call directly and we'll come out and give you a free estimate.