If you own a chimney and fireplace, then you know that preventing leaks and water damage is a must. Without regular care and solid preventative maintenance, water could easily get absorbed into your brickwork and trigger all kinds of rotting, rust, decay, and more. Along with this, you will likely experience stains and discoloration on your home’s walls and ceiling. All in all, scheduling appropriate care now is a lot less costly (and less stressful) than shelling out thousands of dollars in repair costs down the line.

One thing we like to urge homeowners to invest in is flashing. Learn more about flashing and why it is effective by reading below, then count on the Magic Broom team to get you where you need to be. We’ve got your back through it all!

What Is Chimney Flashing?two brick chimneys

You may have invested in proficient protection for both your roof and your chimney, but what about the area where they meet? Because these two parts of your home are made from different materials, they expand and contract at different rates making that one particular spot quite vulnerable to leaks.

Well, that’s where flashing comes in. Flashing is the metal sheet that covers this area and keeps it protected from harsh rains and snowfall. When installed correctly, flashing can work wonders when it comes to keeping your home, woodwork, and fireplace free from harmful water-related damages.

Should My Flashing Be Replaced?

Even if your flashing was installed correctly, things can happen that make it function less efficiently down the line. Bad weather, animal tampering, a settling house, and more all affect how sturdy your flashing is, and can inhibit it from doing its job as effectively. Because of this, having your chimney regularly inspected is a must.

Fortunately, we can help you maintain excellent flashing year after year by installing a custom-fitted piece whenever you might need it. This will include new underlayment, new shingles, new step flashing, new counter flashing, removal of all of those old materials, and a 10-year warranty. There’s no doubt about it – you can rest easier when our qualified crew is on the job!

Why Trust Us?

So, why is Josh Kelley and the team here at Magic Broom Chimney Sweeps trusted by so many throughout Southern Maryland? Well, on top of our CSIA and NFI certifications, our team treats every customer with the respect and professionalism we know they deserve. We also stay up-to-date on it all by maintaining our certifications and by seeking further education from highly esteemed organizations throughout the industry.

Chimney care is our passion, and we always strive to bring you services that lead to a happier, safer, and more comfortable home. Ready to learn more? Call today.