The comfort of a roaring fire can be just what you and your family need during a cold winter evening. When smoke suddenly fills your home because of a strong wind or you notice water damage around your fireplace, it is a clear side that your chimney is in need of repair. Chimney repair and maintenance is a crucial part of keeping your home and family safe from a potential disaster.
Our expertise in chimney repair can help ensure that your fireplace’s chimney isn’t causing an unseen problem in your home. We offer several different services for the care of your chimney, such as chimney flashing and cap repair. We are dedicated to making quality chimney repairs that not only help protect your home but are cost-efficient as well. You should be able to enjoy the comfort of your fireplace, not worry about the cost of maintaining or repairing it.
There are numerous factors that can negatively impact the health of your chimney. One of the most common reasons for chimney repair is a faulty chimney flashing. The chimney flashing is a sheet of durable metal that seals in the area between the roof and the chimney. This is a measure to make sure that space is watertight, helping prevent water build-up and damage. Despite the durable metals used to make the chimney flashing, over time the elements, such as a drastic change in temperature and rain, will cause your chimney flashing to wear down and corrode. Damage from debris caused by wind or hail can leave dents in your chimney flashing, which threatens the integrity of the flashing and of your roof.
The pressure from the process of putting on a new roof can also cause stress on your chimney flashing, which can damage the metal, allowing for water to seep in and create leaks. When this happens, it is time to call in a professional to get your chimney repaired. Thinking about replacing your roof but don’t want to hurt the integrity of your chimney flashing? Call All American Home Improvement Inc, your trusted home improvement specialists at (516) 986-3979.
The threat of water damage is higher for your roof, attic, and ceiling when your chimney flashing is damaged or rusted. Call your trusted team at All American Home Improvement Inc for a consultation to have a specialist perform chimney repair on your chimney flashing.
A chimney cap is the covering that is installed on a majority of chimneys. They typically include a wire mesh which deters animals from entering the chimney. This is important, as animals such as birds and squirrels can become caught in your chimney and die. If this happens, then the decaying bodies can cause a foul odor to enter your home, which can be difficult to get rid of. Chimney caps also prevent water and moisture from pouring into your fireplace. This helps protect your chimney from water damage, as well as your walls and ceilings, which can occur moisture from the water come from the chimney.
Downward drafts are also a common problem for chimneys, as the wind comes down the chimney and forces the smoke to escape into your home. This is extremely hazardous to those suffering from asthma or other lung problems. Smoke inhalation is dangerous to your pets as well and can lead to them developing problems such as lung cancer. A chimney cap will stop the threat of down-draft and leave you and your family secure.
Chimney caps, like chimney flashings, become damaged over time from the change in weather, hail, and debris from strong storms and wind, and natural aging over time. It is important to make sure that your chimney cap is secured tightly and shows no signs of cracking or rusting, as any of these can threaten the reliability of your chimney cap.
Turn to a Team You Can Trust
At All American Home Improvement Inc, we specialize in making sure that your chimney flashing and caps are in excellent condition. We provide free inspections and estimate, allowing you to understand and recognize the problems before agreeing to have them fixed. If your chimney flashing or caps are not up to par, then we will work with you to ensure that you stay within budget, and your home is safe for you and your family. Honesty is a value we take seriously meaning we will not try to sell you repairs if you do not need them. Our only goal in any home improvement job is the safety and well-being of our clients, as well as providing them a home that is beautiful. For an estimate or to talk to a representative about repairs, please call All American Home Improvement Inc at (516) 986-3979 in Long Island and Farmingdale, NY.