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Signs that indicate your chimney may need to be re-flashed:

  1. Water leaks: If you notice water stains on your ceiling or walls near the chimney, it could indicate that the flashing is no longer effectively sealing the chimney and roof junction.
  2. Visible damage: Inspect the flashing visually. Look for signs of rust, corrosion, bending, or cracking. Any damage to the flashing can compromise its effectiveness.
  3. Loose flashing: If the flashing is loose or pulling away from the chimney or roof, it’s not providing a proper seal and needs to be secured or replaced.
  4. Age of existing flashing: Flashing typically has a lifespan of around 20-30 years, depending on the material used and environmental factors. If your flashing is approaching or past its expected lifespan, it may be time to replace it preventatively.
  5. Roof replacement or repair: If you’ve recently had your roof replaced or repaired, it’s a good idea to inspect the chimney flashing to ensure it was properly resealed or replaced during the roofing work.

If you notice any of these signs or if you’re unsure about the condition of your chimney flashing, it’s advisable to consult with a professional roofing contractor. They can inspect the flashing and chimney system thoroughly and recommend whether repairs or replacement are necessary to prevent further damage and maintain the integrity of your roof. Give Apex East Roofing a call for a free inspection and estimate:609-653-2233

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