The Four Seasons were a singing group from New Jersey, but when it comes to chimney maintenance the four seasons in our New York service area can wreak havoc on your chimney, chimney flashing and roof. Fortunately the professionals at Always Affordable Chimney have spent years dealing with these situations that are often caused by or exacerbated by the weather. All residential and commercial buildings in our service area, including Long Island, Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Westchester and the Bronx could benefit from an annual inspection and some occasional minor repairs. Water damage is the most common problem and the run-off of water from snow can seep through the flashing in your chimney and result in more costly repairs and can be hazardous to the safety of your family.
So what exactly is chimney flashing?
The area around the chimney at the rooftop is protected with metal strips called the “flashing.” The flashing is sheet metal that wraps around the chimney at the base of the rooftop. There are two layers: the step flashing and the counter flashing. The step pieces are L-shape metal segments, while the counter layer is put into mortar joints and folds over the step layer.