Sugar Grove, IL Roofing
Repairs and Replacement for Sugar Grove, IL Roofing – Joseph-James Enterprises
A relatively wide chimney can create a form of dam on Sugar Grove, IL Roofing. Branches and leaves eventually build up behind it and start to hold moisture. This can lead to problems like rotting wood or rusted flashing. Generally if a chimney is wider than about 30 inches it will need a “cricket,” which is essentially a smaller roof constructed behind it. A correctly installed chimney cricket serves to redirect water and other debris around the chimney and away from the roof. If your chimney does not have one, look for rust starting to form holes in the flashing.
Kick-out flashing is needed at the point where Roofing edge meets up against a sidewall. Without kick-out flashing, water runoff will flow down the walls and even potentially into the walls. This becomes even worse if there is a window or door beneath and rainwater can seep into the trim. You may not even notice it for some time, but gradually rot will degrade your home’s framing. In extreme situations, stucco can be the only thing left that’s still supporting a wall. Do not wait until that to happens – call the experts for Sugar Grove, IL Roofing Repairs or Replacement.
Properly installed chimney flashing consists of sections of “step flashing” which run along the chimney’s sides and counterflashing. Counterflashing is what fits into the grooves cut into the chimney to cover the step flashing.
Chimneys that are not flashed correctly can cause a lot of rot on the roof sheathing and framing. Chimneys must be correctly step- and counterflashed so that rainwater cannot flow down the face of your chimney and get into your home’s attic. You cannot depend on roof cement or caulk to keep moisture out. If you’ve noticed your flashing is deteriorating, go into your attic after a storm and look for signs of rainwater around the chimney.