Chimney Flashing Repair

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Chimney flashing is placed at the base of the exposed chimney where the chimney connects to the house. Its purpose is to prevent water from entering the house through and spaces between the chimney and the house and creates a seal between the roofing material and the chimney. The proper layering of the flashing and the potential needed use of crickets, a roof like structure which diverts water away from the chimney, is essential. When not properly installed, or when time has deteriorated the waterproofed caulk used to seal certain areas, water can penetrate through and also create costly repairs.