Is Faulty Flashing Causing Chimney Leaks? We’re Here to Assist You

When you hear a sweep talk about flashing, they’re referring to the metal panels sealing the area where your roof meets your chimney. Because your roofing materials expand and contract differently from your chimney materials, this area is especially prone to let in water. Because of this, having reliable flashing pieces installed by a certified chimney tech is a must.

At The Chimney Guys, we offer a 7-year warranty on all flashing repairs. If you live in or near Columbus, put your chimney care in the hands of our experts.

Is My Flashing Failing?

It’s not always easy to tell if parts of your chimney flashing are breaking down. Here are some things you can watch for:

  • Discoloration on the surrounding brickwork. If your masonry’s color is off or is showing signs of green vegetation growth, it’s likely that water is gaining access and breaking things down.
  • Interior water stains on your walls/ceiling. When water gets through your flashing, it’ll have easy access to your home’s walls and ceilings. Meaning, you might spot some unwelcome staining.
  • Rusted metal pieces. If your flashing is showing any signs of rusting, that’s definitely a red flag. Either the metal initially used to build it is weak or water is pooling where it shouldn’t be.
  • Gaps in your flashing’s caulking. Any caulking around your flashing should offer full coverage, with no gaps, holes, or openings to speak of. If you notice any weak areas, water will be able to gain easy access – and repairs should be quickly administered.
Techs installing new chimney flashing.

What Causes My Flashing Damage?

There are a number of things that can trigger flashing damage. First and foremost, if the flashing wasn’t installed correctly to begin with, you’ll be bound to face issues. That’s why trusting a team that’s experienced, certified, and reputable (like us) is so imperative.

That said, even properly installed flashing can experience issues. Common causes of damage include animal tampering, bad weather, strong winds, and collisions.

Don’t Call a Roofer – Reach Out to Our Flashing Experts

Many assume flashing repair or replacement services should be left to a roofer, but it’s actually something that should be handled by a certified sweep. Trust our experts for the job. We’re here and ready to help you out.

Call 614-446-1221 or start your appointment online now.


To prevent costly chimney leaks, schedule a chimney waterproofing with us today.