Chimney flashing is designed to protect your home where the roof meets the chimney. When the flashing becomes compromised it can result in leaks and water damage. Roof flashing is a critical feature in making sure that your roof remains waterproof. It’s important to check this area periodically to ensure it’s in good condition. If your roof flashing needs repair, it’s
important to find a contractor you can trust.
Below are 5 signs you need to replace your chimney flashing:
1. The caulking or sealant is compromised
If the caulking or sealant around your chimney flashing is dry rotted, peeling, or has holes, it’s a sign that you may need some roof flashing repair. Leaving it in this condition for too long can cause separation and allow water to get in and compromise the integrity of your home.
2. Nail pops
Nail pops around the chimney flashing can be a common issue caused by rapid changes in temperature and humidity. This can eventually lead to gaps in the flashing that expose your home to moisture.
3. Saturated decking
If the decking layer becomes saturated it can be a serious problem if left unaddressed. There may be a leak in the flashing material that allowed that water to seep through and become saturated. If left untreated, the structure of the roof may become compromised and the issue could lead to damage noticeable inside the home.
4. The Interior of the home near the decking shows moisture
If there are signs of moisture around the chimney on the interior of the home, this could be a sign that the flashing needs repair. Water stains, condensation, or dripping could all be bad signs.
5. Water stains on interior ceiling near the chimney
Any time there is water damage to the interior of the home it needs to be addressed right away. If it’s near the chimney, it may be a sign that the flashing needs to be repaired. At this point, however, the ceiling and the roof will also likely need to be repaired to remove any areas where there is moisture, and ensure that the problem won’t repeat or become worse.
Use a Contractor You Can Trust
If you suspect damage around your chimney flashing, it’s important to hire an experienced roofing contractor to address the issue. Craig Roofing is a 5-star roofing contractor in Akron, and we have plenty of experience with flashing repairs. If you would like to talk with us about your roof, contact us today!