Installing Step Flashing Chimney
Installing Step Flashing Chimney – The chimney flashing is installed to prevent leakage from entering the gap between the chimney and the roof. You can avoid costly repairs of the roof and the ceiling with just installing a flashing. Protective equipment is very important when working on roof. A safety harness, gloves and eye protection are very important points to have. Moreover, the deputy recommended.
Tools and materials needed installing step flashing chimney: 8 inch galvanized blinking, Pre-bent galvanized step flashing, Tin snips, gloves, Hammer, flat bar, roof shingles, Roofing nails, silicone seal, caulk gun. Start by measuring the width of the chimney. Cut a piece of galvanized flashing 10 inches longer than the width of the chimney. Use tin snips to make it. Entree band of the flashing must be placed at the front of the chimney. Bend the flashing horizontally and make sure it follows the angle of your roof. Clip 5 inches off the edges on each side of the flash. Make sure not to cut more than half way from the top to the chimney corner flashing. Hold down the piece of flashing intact so that the flashing can remain flat against the ceiling.
Next installing step flashing chimney is put starter strip of flashing along the chimney edge and bend them in place. Gently nail the flashing of the chimney masonry and not on the roof itself. Install step flashing on the roof. Buckling and place them with overlapping patterns. Place a single step since then flashes a single and repeat the process. The flashing should not be visible once installed. The top flashing must be installed as a starter strip, but this time, you have to cut halfway from flashing top to bottom. Position and nail the flashing is place. Not nail it to the ceiling. Silicone seal must be applied as glue on the edges of the shingles. Unprotected piece of flashing must be covered with silicone caulk.