Flashing is the metal seal that protects the area where your roof and chimney meet. It plays a vital role in the safety and health of these two important parts of your home. It keeps out anything that may cause damage while allowing the two materials to function normally all year long.
Learn more about flashing below. Then, give us a call to find out how we can help you out!
Why Is Flashing Important?
Flashing is necessary because your roof and chimney are made of two different materials, both of which expand and contract at different rates. This leaves the area vulnerable to leaks and can cause extensive water damage to your walls, ceilings, and more. You’ll find yourself spending lots of time and money on problems that could have been easily been avoided.
Some examples of damage you may see are water stains, rotting wood, decay, and overall deterioration. It will weaken your entire structure, forcing you to shell out repair costs in order to keep your home safe.
Maintaining Regular Inspections
Time and time again, our sweeps stress the importance of scheduling annual chimney inspections, as does the highly-esteemed CSIA. A lot can happen in the course of a year, and you’ll rest easier knowing your chimney is safer for regular use throughout every season that passes by.
Even the best flashing installation or repair job can be affected by bad weather, natural disasters, animal tampering, water damage, or settlement. You know now how important flashing is for keeping your home safe! Let us take a look on a regular basis to ensure everything is still functioning properly. It’s an easy step to take that will save you tons of time and money on big repairs down the line!
Trust Our Certified Staff
It’s not always easy to find a business you can trust. Companies can easily say they are properly trained, without actually earning the certifications to back up their claims. And working with someone without any credentials is risky business! You will likely face incorrect installation and bad repair jobs without any chance of a refund. It’s better to go with someone you know is trustworthy from the start!
At Magic Broom, our expertise is backed up by over thirty years of experience, and we have certifications with the CSIA, CDET, NFI, and IRC. On top of that, we have two Master Hearth technicians on our staff, and we are members of the National Chimney Sweep Guild, as well. There is no doubt that we are passionate about doing our job right!
Please give us a call today, so that we can get to work on your system before cold weather comes back around. Once the holidays hit, you will be ready to go! We can’t wait to get started.