Chimney Roof Repairs

Sunday, 30 August, 2009

Chimney Roof Repairs require an expert Roofing Contractor to estimate the damage to the roof and the total cost for the repair. Unfortunately there is no magic calculator which can calculate the cost of a Chimney Repair. There are many variables that come into play. The type of roof system you have whether it be asphalt or wooden shingles are just a few things that determine the amount of work that will have to be done.

The steeper the roof the more difficult it becomes to repair the chimney and the shingles. If the roof is completely flat then that is a whole new issue altogether. The chimney roof repairs all encompass the basics such as flashing, roof materials, and the chimney material. While most chimney repairs are basic, stucco chimneys are the hardest to repair.

When considering who to repair your leaking chimney, be sure to choose a residential roofing contractor who is local to the area. Many times there are companies who travel the country seeking work for the short term. Most often when you need to call the company back for additional service, they will not be available.It is always a great idea to do your due diligence when selecting a roofing company.

Chimneys that are made of wood have a tendency to leak if they go unpainted and no maintenance. The wood decays and as a result the wood gives way to mother nature. The rain will pour in as if the chimney was a sift. The water may destroy the rafters,wood, or in the shingles themselves. Commercial roofs have bigger chimneys that are a bit more complex in construction than your average residential roof.

GAF material corporation has provided flashing and sealants that offer a home or business owner a simple solution. There are situations where you may apply caulking to the metal and the leak will stop. Asphalt shingles will break and allow water to enter at the chimney wall line. Replacing these shingles is fairly easy, if the roof isn’t to steep. The climate also dictates the type of material the chimney roof repairs may need replacement.

There are many local roofing company’s that offer great service and advice. Getting a referral from a friend or relative is a great way to choose a roofing contractor as well. Be sure that all warranties are written and delivered to you prior to payment.

Wes Lyle

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