A homeowner contacted us in the winter months regarding their need for Wauwatosa chimney leak repair. They reported issues with water infiltration that were causing distress and potential damage to their property.

Assessment and Response: Responding swiftly, our team was on-site within five days to perform a chimney inspection. Due to the seasonal constraints, we temporarily secured the chimney with plastic wrapping to prevent further water damage until a more permanent solution could be implemented in the spring.

Service Provided: Upon a thorough inspection using advanced camera scans of the flue tiles and external examination, it became evident that the existing flashing was poorly installed. Our solution involved meticulously removing the old shingles and flashing to apply a new ice and water shield.

Then, we installed new shingles and step flashing, integrating these with a counter flashing cut into the masonry. This helps us make sure everything is appropriately sealed to withstand varying weather conditions and structural shifts.

Project Duration: The chimney leak repair was completed in a single day, which is typical for this type of service. Our efficiency ensures minimal disruption to our clients’ daily lives while delivering high-quality outcomes.

Importance of Service: Chimney flashing is critical in preventing water leaks, which can lead to significant damage over time. Our approach of replacing the entire flashing system ensures all components are installed correctly and functioning cohesively. We advocate for replacing faulty flashing systems entirely rather than temporary fixes, especially given the different expansion rates of roofs and chimneys, which can lead to the failure of inadequate flashing.

Why Choose Smoke Stacks: Smoke Stacks stands out because we handle all our flashing work in-house rather than outsourcing. This control over the process ensures that each step meets our high standards. With over 20 years of experience and a commitment to quality, reflected by our 10-year workmanship warranty, we provide lasting solutions.

Unique Aspects: Unlike many competitors who might use simpler, less reliable methods, we ensure our flashing installations are performed with a two-piece system, integrating step flashing with the shingles and a counter flashing that is securely embedded into the chimney. This method significantly enhances the durability and effectiveness of our repairs.

Experience the Smoke Stacks difference in safeguarding your home with our comprehensive chimney services. Ready to start your chimney repair journey? Schedule an appointment today and enjoy peace of mind with our expert solutions tailored to your needs. Curious about our methods or want to discuss your specific chimney concerns? Request a personalized consultation and explore our full range of chimney services, designed to maintain your chimney’s functionality and extend its lifespan. Invest in Smoke Stacks, and you invest in securing the integrity of your home.

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