Your roof is a critical component of the structure of your house. It not only protects you against practically everything outdoors but also insulates and offers a proper ventilation system for your house. The chimney on top of your roof is very important in this final function and helps to ensure the proper balance of air that is exchanged between the interior and exterior of your home.
However, like the other parts of a roof, the chimney cap may also suffer from damage. So what should you do when this occurs? No, you shouldn’t pick up the tools that you bought at the hardware store and your ladder and try to fix it yourself. Instead, call your trusted professional roofing company.
Why does my Chimney Cap need to be repaired?
If you have a faulty chimney the dangers might not be completely obvious other than the rainwater that is seeping in from your chimney. However, a damaged chimney cap may lead to a number of different issues both your roof and the interior of your home.
Obviously, rainwater is able to seep through a chimney cap that is broken. Also, the moisture may also damage the bricks and shingles that are on the roof surrounding the chimney.
Any moisture that seeps into the inside of our home through your chimney is also a very serious problem. The accumulation of moisture can cause mildew and mold to grow as well. And everyone knows just how harmful mold may be to your health and to your property.
A faulty chimney cap may also promote rust from developing faster than other types of chimney-related structures. Also, it causes branches, dirt, leaves, and other debris builds up and can clog the entrance, which interferes with the overall function of the chimney and its ventilation.
A faulty chimney cap also can invite animals and pest to seek shelter inside the chimney. Raccoons and squirrels may get into your house if your chimney is not properly sealed with its cap.
Licensed Roofers for Repairing Your Chimney Cap
The initial step of the repair process is to select the proper chimney cap to use on your chimney. A professional team of roofers that can guide you through the process and assist you with efficiently and quickly installing the cap.
Ultimate Roofing is a high quality and professional roofing company in Albany and serving the greater Capital Region!