After enjoying the sunny and 50+ degree day on Sunday, I confess that I did not expect to see two inches of snow on the ground only two days later. And yet here it is! This continues to be a rather different winter than Woodbridge and its surrounding areas are used to. And with all this melting snow, some of us are no doubt discovering chimney leaks.
Chimney leaks can be the result of a number of different issues, making them sometimes difficult to locate. If the problem is, say, a missing shingle or a hole in the chimney, a cursory glance should tell you the problem. But many problems are hard to spot. The following article discusses the main causes of leaks, and then explains one of way of trying to locate an invisible leak:
Chimney leaks are hard to pinpoint. They can come from nearly anywhere on a chimney. Here are four common sources of leaks…
The main problem with the above article’s way of searching for a leak is obvious: it is a very tedious job. Not to mention the added danger of spending hours on a roof that has now become slippery with water. In most situations where the leak is not easily spotted the best decision is to call your local Woodbridge roofing contractor to come out and take a look at it. A good roofing company will have infrared scanners that can to locate the problem in minutes:
Once you’ve had your leak repaired, you might want to consider taking some preventative measures to protect your roof in the future. Read below for tips:
If you are like most homeowners, your chimney is not something you think about until you have a problem. Because chimneys project above the roof line, they are exposed to more severe weather than any other part of your home. …
Now stop worrying about your roof leak, and enjoy the winter wonderland out your window!
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