Leaky Chimneys

For some homeowners, a period of heavy rain may mean making the unpleasant discovery that the chimney leaks. Leaky chimneys are a common problem in Tennessee, but the team of professionals at Roof MD can help! We offer expert chimney maintenance, repair, and rebuilding services to restore the integrity of your home and the comfort of your family. If you have a leaky chimney, then give us a call right away. We will accurately diagnose the source of the leak and explain your options for fixing it.
leaky chimneys

Signs of a Leaky Chimney

Many people assume that a leaky chimney would be noticeable right away. However, the water damage might not be immediately visible, especially if the leak is small. Instead, you might only hear the sound of dripping water emanating from the chimney. Or, you might discover dampness or condensation inside the firebox. Some of our clients report detecting musty or dank odors. These can become more apparent right after a heavy rainfall. Unfortunately, water damage has a tendency to worsen over time. If the leak is allowed to go unrepaired for a while, this can cause the walls or ceiling around the chimney to sustain water stains and more significant damage. Note that the signs of water damage might not always be visible right at the point of entry. Water can travel for quite a distance away from the entry point before it pools and causes problems. Here at Roof MD, we have even seen leaky chimneys inflict cracks or cause spalling in the interior or exterior masonry.

Common Causes of Chimney Leaks

The team at Roof MD can conduct a thorough evaluation of your roof and chimney to determine what is causing the leak. One common problem is when the roof and chimney flashing has sustained damage or was originally installed incorrectly. Flashing is a strip of thin metal that is designed to weatherproof the joints and seams of the roof and chimney. When it’s damaged, rainwater can easily seep into the home. Another possible cause is a damaged chimney cap. The cap is designed to prevent water from getting into the flue. If it is damaged by animals or the elements, the chimney cap could easily let rainwater enter the flue and firebox. Prompt and professional chimney repair services are just a phone call away! Call Roof MD at (901) 305-9136 to schedule an appointment with our team of experts. We can maintain, repair, and rebuild chimneys on residential and commercial buildings. Based in Germantown, Tennessee, Roof MD also serves the surrounding areas, including Collierville, Memphis, Cordova, and Millington. Want to learn more? Call us today to get started!