Fixing a leaking chimney and preventing future leaks starts at the top with a high quality, properly-fitted chimney cap. This metal fixture is designed to cover the flue opening and prevent rain, animals, and debris from entering this area. Over time they can become damaged from extreme weather, lightning strikes, temperature fluctuations, house settling and aging of the home and need to be replaced.
Flashing is the sheet metal that covers the area where the chimney and roofline meet. Strong winds can lift flashing, downpours can contribute to pooling water and rust on the flashing. Dents and other weather-related damages can cause flashing-related leaks.
Most chimney and masonry damage occurs as a result of harsh weather, age, heat and creosote buildup leaving your chimney in need of repairs.