Chimney Flashing Vancouver

 

The Culprit

Chimneys are notorious for leaking. If you see water stained ceiling around your chimney area, you are likely to have a chimney leak. The culprit is almost always the chimney flashings. Call us for chimney flashing Vancouver and surrounding areas.

 

Chimney Flashing

Chimney Flashing is a construction detail used to seal and protect the joints between a buildings roof and chimney from water penetration. The joints created by the intersection of the roof and chimney are among the most vulnerable areas of roofing systems. They constantly expand and contract in response to changes in humidity,temperature and age. The greater the number of such projections, the greater the potential for serious leaks. Flashing is used at these intersections to keep rainwater from leaking into the building. It makes joints at these junctions watertight, while at the same time allowing the natural expansion and contraction of materials to continue. – Source:

 

chimney flashing vancouverWhen to call us for Chimney Flashing Vancouver Service.

  • When your chimney is missing flashing, weather its step flashing or counter flashing.
  • when your flashing is falling apart, not attached to the chimney properly, mortar joint is deteriorating.
  • When the flashing itself is rusted through
  • When its completely covered with tar (temporary short term fix)

Homeowners wanting to do this as a DIY project can visit link below and follow the instruction. Keep in mind that this is an advanced project, and is extremely dangerous working on the roof without proper fall protection gears.

 

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Extension ladder
  • Angle Grinder
  • Roof harness, ropes and rope grab
  • Straight cutting tin snips
  • Diamond blade (dry-cutting), roof brackets

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here’s a list.

  • Galvanized step flashing
  • Galvanized coil stock
  • 26-gauge galvanized sheet steel (for prefabricated pieces)
  • Galvanized front base flashing
  • Polyurethane caulk
  • Drive-in expanding anchors