411homerepair.com

Latest Articles

7 Clever Storage Ideas For Your Living Room

Looking for some creative storage ideas in your living room? We have compiled some smart ideas to organize your living room elegantly while...

on Apr 5, 2020

Eco-Friendly Building Materials to Consider Before You Remodel

Are you thinking about remodeling your home but concerned about your potentially large carbon footprint? Of course, you'll want to make your house...

on Apr 5, 2020

How to Care for Your Stucco Exterior

Stucco is the most common siding material for homes across the world. It has been in use since the ancient Roman and Greek civilizations and became...

on Apr 5, 2020

The Benefits of a Professional Removal Company

When the time comes to move to a new location, some people may worry. They may not believe that they can get everything done before the big day. If...

on Mar 28, 2020

How Walk-in Showers Can Aid Those with Reduced Mobility

If you have less than perfect mobility, the chances are lowering yourself into a bath-tub is out of the question. But if you have a shower that's...

on Mar 28, 2020

How to Seal Chimney Flashing

by Insidespaces on May 7, 2012

Old houses often develop cracks between the chimney and the roof is a perpetual maintenance issue and should be checked every few years. Here's a list of items you will need to seal chimney flashing to protect your home from chimney leaks.

Step 1:

The first step is to access the roof using an extension ladder, preferably on a warm day. If you are using roof cement, I recommend using the tube package which fits your caulking gun. The gun only requires one hand, whereas the roof cement in a can requires two hands, to hold the cement and a trowel. The cement in a can may be less expensive, but we would recommend against this, especially on a tin roof like this one.

Step 2:

First examine the area between the brick and the roofing, looking for small cracks, separations, and loose areas. These are caused in part by the deterioration of the old cement and the different thermal expansion properties of the chimney and the roof.

Step 3:

Using the caulking gun, force ample amounts of roof cement into the cracks. Apply a liberal amount in all areas.

Step 4:

On the vertical areas, it may be necessary to smooth the excess cement using a trowel.

Step 5:

After the chimney is sealed, look to the plumbing vents and don't overlook the stack of the flue

Roofing / Gutters 4313 Views

Author

Sponsored Articles

Random Articles

A Simple Guideline to Drip Irrigation Installation

It is estimated that less than 21% of the earth's surface is filled with fresh water. These statistics show that water is becoming a more...

Garden / Landscaping / Patio

3 Tips to Ensure a Successful Kitchen Remodel

Finishing a beautiful kitchen remodeling for your home can be a dream come true.  If you don't plan things out properly, however, your...

Kitchen / Bathrooms

Things to Do Before Moving to a New Place

When you think about moving to a new place, you only consider the items that you will pack and how you can move them easily to your new house. You...

Real Estate / Finance

Go Exotic – Choose Safari Kitchen Cabinets

Is it time for you to spice up the look of your kitchen? Are you tired of the bland cabinets that you have always had? Perhaps you simply want to...

Kitchen / Bathrooms

Rogues Gallery: 5 Scary Examples of How Not to Use a Ladder

In any situation where you employ a ladder for high level access, its correct use can make all the difference between life and death, literally....

General Household

Actions

Contact Us | Submit Article | 411homerepair © 2020