There are many reasons why rain may come down your chimney. It could be due to a leak in your roof, or it could be because of a gap between your chimney and the roof. You might think that this is just an annoyance, but it can actually cause damage to both your home and your fireplace, so it’s important that you take care of this problem as soon as possible.
If your rain comes from a gap, you can seal the gap to stop rain from coming in. You can also put weather stripping along the bottom of the flue to help prevent rain from getting inside.
Roof leaks around the chimney often occur due to improper installation or damage to the flashing that surrounds it. Roof flashings are used for sealing roof leaks around chimneys, fireplaces, skylights, vents, and other roof penetrations in order to prevent water from entering the building envelope and damaging interior finishes.
The structural damage to the chimney itself is caused by a leaky roof. Leaks in the roof flashings can cause water to flow down the sides of the chimney and seep into the mortar. This is a common problem that can be remedied by installing flashing at the base of your chimney, repairing any cracks or holes in your roof, and sealing around any penetrations. Roof leaks are often caused by bad flashing installation, which can lead to pooling water on top of a chimney.
A chimney crown is a decorative piece of metal that sits on top of the chimney. It's important for two reasons: 1) it protects the roof from water damage and 2) it keeps animals from nesting in the chimney.
Roof leaks are a common problem. A leaking chimney is one of the most common causes of roof leaks. Leaks around chimneys can be caused by a number of factors, including improper flashing installation and inadequate insulation. A leaking chimney can cause water to leak into the house, damaging both the interior and exterior walls. The water may also damage the ceilings and floors in your home, causing mold to grow.
Water is the number one enemy of your chimney. It will cause damage to the chimney as well as your home. That's why you should hire a professional to inspect and fix any water damage before it gets worse. Call us at (503) 420-7777