Need Chimney Leak Repair? Fortenberry Is On It
With the extreme weather we often experience on the Gulf Coast, damage may occur to more than just your roof shingles. Have you noticed water (or evidence of it, like staining) coming from the chimney on your home? There are several potential reasons you may have a leaky chimney, but no matter the diagnosis, your solution should include Fortenberry Roofing Inc.. Our contractors are experienced in chimney leak repair and stand ready to help you.
Common Causes of Chimney Leaks
Let’s take it from the top: why do you have a chimney leak, and how can Fortenberry Roofing Inc. address the issue? It could be that your home has:
- A missing or broken chimney cap. If there’s nothing fitted over the chimney flue, water can run right down your chimney and into your home. Replacing a chimney cap is often fix #1.
- Cracked or crumbling chimney crowns. Crowns are the cement blocks or slabs that seal off your chimney chute. They often wear down over time, especially in extreme heat, and expose your chimney chute to leaks. We will reseal or completely replace your crown.
- Porous bricks that allow water to enter. Especially on older residences, deteriorating exterior brick can allow unwanted moisture into the home without a huge hole or crack being visible! To preserve your home’s integrity, get your brick chimney treated with a masonry sealant by the experienced professionals at Fortenberry Roofing Inc..
- Old flashing at the roofline. Metal flashing is added between chimneys and shingling to cover the “seams” on your roof, where water is likely to cause major damage both outside and inside. But just like anything, and especially in stormy weather, flashing can be blown loose or otherwise lose effectiveness, letting in water.
Schedule a Fix Today
Call Fortenberry Roofing Inc. today at (228) 861-8914 to plan for chimney leak repair, before it gets worse. We will service your chimney and other problem areas of your roof to fix damage and stop future leaks.