Leaky Chimney? | Chimney Leak Repair | Austin, TX
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Have you noticed water in your attic, moisture collecting around the base of the chimney, a water puddle in the bottom of your fireplace, or water stains on your walls around your fireplace? If so, you could be experiencing a leaky chimney. There are actually a few different issues that can cause a chimney to leak. If you notice any of these signs, it’s best to call our chimney professionals immediately since signs of moisture damage can lead to a number of expensive repairs if not addressed quickly.
Causes of a Chimney Leak
Finding the cause of a chimney leak is generally a process of elimination. Here are a few common culprits:
- No chimney cap– If your chimney is not covered by a chimney cap, rain can enter your flue and fall straight down the chimney, soaking the masonry and brick on the way down.
- Cracked chimney crown– The chimney crown is the cement cover that sits on top of your chimney, covering the flue tiles and liner. If there are any cracks or opening in this cement or mortar, water can soak through and cause moisture damage all throughout your flue system even down into the fireplace and damper.
- Damaged siding-Masonite and wood siding often deteriorate due to insufficient flashing or material. Damaged or rotten siding can quickly turn into more severe structural damage and cost. New Hardie siding is the best option for siding replacement and will not rot.
- Faulty flashing– Chimney flashing is what keeps rain water from entering the house where the brick or siding structure meets or comes through the roof. If your chimney flashing is old and deteriorating, it can leave a gap in between the roof and your chimney, allowing water and moisture to enter your home.
Contact an experienced Professional Chimney repair contractor!