Protecting your home from water damage is one of your biggest maintenance responsibilities as a homeowner. If you want to avoid extensive damage that requires expensive repairs, it is important to have water leak preventive measures in place. For over three decades, Ashbusters has been providing the Nashville area with superior professional chimney maintenance, repair, and installation services. We know the best ways to keep water out of your masonry chimney. We would like to tell you more about three ways that you can avoid moisture-related damage to your home.
If you are on a tight budget, the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) recommends a chimney cap. This is the most economical way to prevent water leaks in chimneys. Without a cap professionally installed at the top of your chimney, you have an open hole on your roof where rain, ice, and snow can easily enter your home. Ashbusters has a wide variety of chimney caps made from stainless steel and copper in different sizes and shapes. We can help you find the best cap for your chimney and professionally install it so that it fits perfectly on your chimney.
The flashing is consist of metal sheets that are wrapped around your chimney where it meets the roof. Ir protects one of the most vulnerable spots for water leaks. You can count on Ashbusters to take precise measurements of your chimney so that we can custom size the metal sheeting to fit around your chimney. We also provide flashing repair services if yours has been damaged by strong wind storms. Without a good flashing system in place, your risk of chimney water leaks greatly increase.
Water can cause the most damage to masonry chimneys, and this deterioration is accelerated during the winter because of freeze/thaw cycles. If you have noticed broken or missing bricks and mortar joints on your exterior chimney, Ashbusters can help you avoid this kind of damage in the future. After we repair your damaged masonry, we can apply a waterproofing treatment to your exterior chimney to prevent water penetration. We only use waterproofing formulas that are specifically made for chimneys. These formulas are 100 percent vapor permeable so you will not have to worry about any more water-related damages. Our waterproofing services even come with a 10-year guarantee.
Let Ashbusters help you avoid moisture-related damage to your home. Contact us today to schedule your appointment!