Roofing and Chimney Inspections 

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chimney and roof inspection uncovered this flashing iimproperly installed

This attic had significant water damage

This flashing is improperly installed and pulling away from the roof, resulting in leaks into the interior of the home. The roof is one of the first things we check, and roof problems often result in other damage.  In this example there was significant damage from chimney leaks in the attic and the ceiling.

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Chimney Flashing

Flashing is the seal between the roofing material and the chimney. Flashing prevents rain water from running down the chimney into living spaces. The most effective flashing is made up of two elements, the flashing and the counter flashing. This two element flashing allows both the roof and the chimney to expand or contract at their own rates without breaking the waterproof seal in either area.

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Seattle Area ASHI Home Inspection Team
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