Leaking Chimney Repair
Orange County Leaking Chimney Repair Company
Many tile roofs in Orange County have a chimney sticking up from up somewhere on the roof. Every residence that has a fireplace inside their home also has a chimney up on their roof.
Eventually all these chimneys will have to be serviced or repaired for a leak of some sort. That is where we come into the picture.
South County Roofing has been repairing roof leaks since in Orange County 1997. No matter what type of roofing you have installed around your chimney we have the experience to safely remove the roofing and flashing and find out what exactly was the cause of the tile roof leak.
We are your local and licensed leaking chimney repair specialist in Orange County.
Stop Chimney and Fireplace Roof Leaks!
There is so much more to repairing a leaking chimney than just trying to caulk around the flashing or remove a few and put down some tar paper. If you want it done right so that you do not have to do it again then you must go the extra mile.
Like, removing all the flashing around the chimney and repairing dry rot damage or mold-stained decking. These are just a few of the important repairs that need to be considered when tackling a job like this.
Worried about Mold Damage and Dry Rot Because of a Roof Leak?
We train our technicians to inspect the roof deck very carefully for any sign of mold or dry and if we see it, we will remove that piece of decking and replace it for you.
When we remove the decking, we will check framing for sign of water and make the necessary repairs. Structure repairs like doubling up a rafter, adding some pressure blockings are details we come across and fix every year.
Tile Roof Types
A common type of roofing materials would be Concrete tile roofs. These tiles come in three basic shapes or styles. Flat tile, a very curved “S” tile, and the one with three small hump or curves called Low rise.
The installation method for all is similar but the roof repair techniques necessary to repair a roof leak will be different.
One thing is for sure. If the roofing and water proofing is not perfectly done around your leaking chimney, chances are it will leak again.
The roofer must be very experienced in flashing fabrication and the proper use of ice and water shield to make your repair last a long time.
Orange County Leaking Chimney Repair Failure
The most common short cut we see when fixing a chimney that had been previously repaired is when the roofer does not remove the old felt paper. Instead, the roofer chooses to remove a few tiles and throw down some underlayment right over the old underlayment or roofing felt.
The result is often rotten felt that should have been removed stays under the new felt and continues to leak and rot. Furthermore, this will cause additional decking repairs that could not have been done because the felt was gone over instead of doing the repair properly by removing the old and rotten roofing felt.
Leaking chimney repair short cuts:
- Not removing the old felt
- Reusing old flashing
- Not using a premium ice and water shield
- Using synthetic roofing felt to tie into asphalt-based roofing felt (really bad idea)
- Not removing dry rot under the damaged felt
- Not checking the deck and making sure the old nail is not popped up. If so, these need to be hammered down and are often a cause of the roof leak itself.
- Not find the leak source and photograph it for you.
Tile roof leak repairs may sound quick and easy but often they are not. They are laborious and time consuming. If certain steps and precautions are not taken, they will most certainly need to be fixed again. Furthermore, fixing a roof leak more than once is always the most expensive and inefficient way to deal with roof leaks.
If you have been hearing some dripping noise out of you fireplace or seeing water coming from the inside of the fireplace then give us a call.
We will provide you with a free assessment of what we think the problem is and guide you through the process of what it takes to solve this problem for good.
If you have a question about your leaking chimney or some interior wall damage near your fireplace you can send us a picture of your chimney leak concerns and email us directly at email@example.com
The office manager will get back to you right away.
If you have a specific concern and need it taken care of right away, then please fill out our contact form.
Filling out the form allows us to quickly know where you are, what you need, and allow us to sometimes immediately dispatch a repair technician or sales rep. to your home.
Lastly, if it is raining you must fill out the form. Rather than us calling you back, leaving messages, returning your message, playing phone tag, and then getting all your info over the telephone.
The contact form cuts straight to that and you will get scheduled much more quickly.