Chimney Flashing

What is Chimney Flashing?

At the point where your roof meets your chimney, you'll find flashing. It's supposed to form a waterproof seal that keeps moisture out of your roof and chimney.

When properly installed, chimney flashing can last up to 30 years, depending on where you live, the shape and size of your chimney, and the materials used.

There are a few different types of chimney flashing:

  • Aluminum – a very popular choice. Aluminum flashing is inexpensive and can be installed on any type of roof. It’s also resistant to rust.
  • Steel – steel is also a very common material used for chimney flashing. Provides excellent strength and anti-corrosive properties.
  • Copper – lightweight, extremely durable and boosts curb appeal. Copper will never rust and can withstand any weather. However, copper is the most expensive option.
  • Vinyl or PVC – should only be used in warm weather climates. Can crack under extreme weather conditions. We don’t recommend this for Chicago homes.

Do you need to flash your Chimney? Contact us now for a free estimate.

Many steps go into Chimney Flashing, make the job easier when you use Roofers Inc, You can sign up for one of our Limited Subscription Plans that will maintain your roof, gutters and chimney through out the year. Call us for more info.