can develop leaks through cracks in the structure or through worn
flashing. If water drips down the fireplace mantle during rainy
weather, this is an alarming sight, but the problem is pretty
obvious. When the home does not have a fireplace, the leak can appear
far from the chimney, making the household residents believe the roof
is leaking. Roofers in Nashville will investigate the situation and
determine where the leak is.
homes without fireplaces still have chimneys
or, at the least, roof exhaust vents. Older furnaces and newer models
that are not high-efficiency appliances vent through the roof.
High-efficiency furnaces, in contrast, vent out the side of the
With Flashing and Chimneys
problem with the flashing or chimney can be resolved relatively
quickly. Thoroughly sealing the flashing around the chimney creates a
waterproof seal. Replacing worn flashing may be advisable to stop
leaking. Thin cracks in a chimney can be patched. The chimney might
need to be replaced if the homeowners are very particular about how
it looks, since patching sometimes can be detected from the ground.
It should no longer leak after this work is completed, though.
at the bottom of a roof slope are especially vulnerable to developing
leaks involving the flashing. These roof features should be resealed
at least once a year.
in the Roof Structure
the leak is in the roof structure itself, the Roofers in Nashville
may need to return to the home a few times, since leak sources can be
notoriously difficult to pinpoint. One strategy is to soak different
parts of the roof with a garden hose and watch for the leak to occur
inside. This understandably can be anxiety-provoking for the property
owners but is an effective way to find the problem.
entry problems can cause major damage to the interior of the home as
well as to the roof deck under the shingles. It’s important not to
wait to have the repair work done by a contractor such as H.E.
Parmer Company. Details on this particular
contractor can be seen at Heparmer.com.
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