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805-390-1792 / 310-433-3766

CA Contractor License # 886275, C-39, B, C-33

Licensed Roofing, Painting and General Building Contractor

CHIMNEY REPAIR

CAMARILLO, THOUSAND OAKS, VENTURA COUNTY

It does not matter whether the temperatures outside are dipping in the middle of winter or if you are just looking to set a cozy ambiance in your home, a fireplace is always a welcomed addition. Of course, it cannot work properly without a functioning chimney.

THE CHIMNEY

When you start that fire, your chimney is designed to allow for ventilation. It leaves the heat in your home while removing the toxic exhaust and smoke. This ensures you are only breathing the freshest air – and that your home is not going to be left in a smoky fog.

Each time you light a fire, you assume that your chimney is going to handle this job. That is, until the day it does not. Ignoring issues with your chimney can allow water to creep into your home, it may even leave behind toxic gases such as carbon monoxide which can be deadly!

So, it's ideal to then ask yourself – is it time for a chimney service?

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CHIMNEY BASE FLASHING REPAIR

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CHIMNEY STUCCO WALL REPAIR & RESTORATION

CHIMNEY CONCERNS

DAMAGES

Just as you care for the rest of your home, you cannot neglect your chimney. After all, the people inside it are much too precious to take that risk. Chimneys are created to withstand outdoor weather conditions, but even the most well-constructed chimneys can run into difficulties.

Chimney damage and danger can occur in a variety of ways, such as:

Old, dated chimney

Lightning strikes

When your home is settling.

Faulty or low-quality mason work

High winds

Hail

Earthquakes

Intense weather, cold or hot

INSPECTIONS

A chimney inspection should occur regularly – preferably by professionals. Taking this proactive step can help you avoid any larger issues in the future. While a small crack may not seem like a big deal now, water can seep in and lead to the deterioration of the structure itself.

So, what do you look for? What are the signs that say you're in need of chimney repair?

Cracks in the surface, no matter how big or small.

Loose bricks.

Musty odors that seem to come from the fireplace.

Crumbled mortar.

Damp areas within the walls.

Choosing to ignore your chimney may lead to increased deterioration year after year. Eventually, it may begin leaning or collapse altogether. Not to mention the damage it may do inside the home from not ventilating properly.

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NEW CHIMNEY CAP WITH SPARK ARRESTOR

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NEW CHIMNEY CAP WITH WIND PROTECTION COVER

At All Climate Roofing, we want you and your family to always stay safe. That is why we want you to know we handle all types of chimney repairs – most commonly those that include leaks at chimney caps, chimney walls, and chimney base flashings.

CHIMNEY CAP LEAK

The chimney cap protects the top of the chimney flue from water entry, as well as snow, rodents, and debris. After many years, a chimney flue begins to rust, thanks to weathering and water exposure. As a result, it collapses at the center of the chimney cap and causes a negative pitch and ponding water towards the middle. Water can penetrate through any nail holes, seams, and caulked connections. Also, if the edge facing of the cap may be too small or too tight. Heavy rain - especially wind-driven rain – may allow water to seep through and behind the stucco.

The best way to repair a chimney cap leak is to replace it with a new chimney cap. We custom fabricate new chimney caps using a thick grade of galvanized sheet material, lead soldier all connections, cross-brake the cap to improve the pitch and incorporate a wider-faced edging. During installation, we will caulk all the seams, nail holes, and attachments, paint the new cap with 2-3 coats of direct-to-metal paint.

CHIMNEY WALL REPAIR

If your chimney is designed with a stucco wall and/or a brick wall, it could have cracks that will allow water to penetrate it. Catching this early can save you a lot of headaches down the road. For small cracks, a simple stucco patch with primer and a waterproof coating may be all that is needed. However, when it comes to large cracks, our team at All Climate Roofing may need to restore the stucco wall by removing all loose stucco and concrete, adding a new wire mesh, underlayment, concrete, and finally, stucco. When it comes to cracks in chimneys with brick walls, a special exterior coating rated for high temperatures is applied to cover all porous surfaces to seal, protect, and waterproof the surface.

CHIMNEY BASE SHEET METAL FLASHING LEAK

Found at the chimney base, flashings work to protect the home by keeping moisture from getting between the roof and chimney.

Sheet metal flashings are mechanically attached to brick chimneys. Though it is not uncommon for our team to find them loose or detached from the chimney due to sun damage, broken bricks, dried out caulking, rusted sheet metal, or more. Z-bar and roof-to-wall flashings are found on tile roofs. Often, we find that these tile pans are too small and not able to channel the water. This type of flashing is easily clogged by tree leaves and debris causing water to overflow under the field tiles and drain into the roof causing leaks.

Flashing leaks at the chimney base often require us to remove the roofing around the chimney, replace damaged underlayment, install new flashings, and waterproof as necessary.

At All Climate Roofing, we know how maintaining your chimney can be as important as maintaining your roof. Seemingly small issues, such as a tiny crack, can turn into disastrous situations over time. Don’t leave your home or your family in this situation.

Have your chimney inspected regularly – by professionals – to address any issues as they arise. This is the only way to feel confident your home is protected.

We are here to meet all your chimney repair needs.

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  • Thousand Oaks
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