Getting a steady drip of water into your fireplace each time it rains? Has the chimney cap been damaged? If you’ve answered “yes” to any of these, know that Davidoff Roofing is here to help. Chimneys are an important part of the home, but like everything else, they too require their share of repair and maintenance over time. Here’s a look at the chimney repair services we offer to the London, Ontario, region.
Our Chimney Repair Services
Having routine chimney repair and maintenance performed helps homeowners avoid unnecessary water damage. Although constructed from sturdy brick and mortar, it’s not unusual for time and weather to wear at the crown and flashing. Once these areas are compromised, rain and melting snow can seep down the flue or the space between the bricks and walls. At Davidoff Roofing, we provide high-quality chimney crown and flashing services for our valued London, Ontario, homeowners.
Chimney Crown Repair and Replacement Services
Your crown covers and seals the very top of the chimney. Its purpose is to prevent water from infiltrating the flue liners inside the chimney. It may come as something of a surprise, but most older chimneys have an inadequate crown due to subpar mortar. Over time, exposure to harsh weather causes the mortar to become brittle and crack.
Depending on the degree of degradation, our experienced technicians will recommend chimney crown repair services such as repointing. In severe cases, we advise homeowners to implement chimney crown replacement to keep their homes secure. A new crown can last for 50–75 years.
Chimney Flashing Repair and Replacement Services
Ongoing chimney flashing repair remains a home maintenance must. The flashing around chimneys is a leading cause of water damage. This is primarily due to the fact different types of materials converge — brick, lumbers, and shingles — that require flashing and caulk to shore up the gaps.
Chimney flashing repair typically involves removing cracked and flaking caulk and running new beads. But intense temperatures, hail strikes, and high winds can impact the flashing itself. When the compromised material is likely to cause water damage, we advise homeowners to implement chimney flashing replacement.
Signs You Need Chimney Repairs to the Crown and Flashing
The telltale signs of a declining chimney crown or flashing can be subtle. They start slow and tend to become more prominent as the condition of your chimney worsens. If you notice any of the following, schedule a chimney evaluation.
- Debris Accumulating in the Firebox
- Moisture or Pooling Water inside the Chimney
- Rust or Discoloration Where the Chimney Meets the Roof
- Streaks Running from the Chimney Down the Roof
- Missing Caulk Around Flashing
- A Portion of the Flashing is Bent or Missing
- Drafts Coming Down Your Flue
- Cracked Mortar on Chimney Crown
Contact A Trusted Chimney Repair Professional in Ontario
As a certified roofing and home exterior contractor, Davidoff Roofing delivers reliable and cost-effective chimney repairs. Our trained professionals provide excellent workmanship that London, Ontario, homeowners trust. If you are concerned about issues with your chimney crown or flashing, reach out to us today for a reliable quote.