A common problem with older chimneys is water leaking around the chimney. In some cases this is due to aging mortar in the bricks.
Other causes of flashing include:
- Improper installation of the flashing
- Settling of the house
- Damage to the chimney that can affect the chimney’s flashing, allowing water in.
Flashing is sheet metal installed between the roof and chimney, keeping it watertight. If there has been leaking around the chimney we recommended a roof inspection. We can repair any damage found before addressing the chimney flashing problem