You might love the sound of soothing rain, but the drip drip drip sound isn’t so soothing when it’s coming from your chimney. Unfortunately, the metal flashing around your chimney is prone to leaks. These leaks can lead to major issues such as structural damage to the roof and chimney if neglected.
When your chimney flashing fails, one way to repair this area is by using FlashSeal. This is a new product to Boston Best Chimney and we’re delighted to show you how it works.
What is FlashSeal?
FlashSeal is a long-lasting sealant that prevents water from leaking into your attic. It goes around the base of the chimney which protects the chimney itself as well as the roofing. The goal is to fill in every nook and cranny with sealant so water doesn’t penetrate into the home. Think of it as dressing your chimney in a heavy duty rain coat that keeps your attic nice and dry.
The Key to Safeguarding Your Chimney from Moisture
When it comes to protecting your chimney from the elements, there are three areas to think about:
- The crown: Without proper protection from the crown, water can leak directly down into the chimney during a rainstorm. Furthermore, blowing wind with rain can also send water down your chimney.
- Masonry: Chimney bricks act like sponges and absorb water. Make sure that your chimney bricks are properly treated and waterproofed. For example, Boston Best Chimney uses a professional grade waterproof product that allows moisture to escape, keeping your masonry in tip-top shape.
- Flashing: This is why FlashSeal is such an important product for the health of your chimney. The chimney’s flashing is one of the most susceptible areas for leaks in the home, but FlashSeal provides the perfect amount of protection to keep your home dry.
Keep Your Home Dry with FlashSeal
FlashSeal is available now! If you’re noticing signs of leaks such as stained ceilings and interior walls, water in your chimney as well as your attic, it’s wise to get a chimney inspection and even a sweep to prepare for cold weather. Contact us today to learn more!