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  • DIY expert identifies chimney flashing leak

    HousesA home inspector has helped one member of the public identify the cause of a leak in their roof.
  • DIY expert identifies chimney flashing leak

    HousesA home inspector has helped one member of the public identify the cause of a leak in their roof.

    Lon Grossman, president of Technihouse Inspections, answered a reader's question on hometownlife.com about the source of a leak between the chimney and the roof.

    He said the problem was with the chimney flashing - which is the L-shaped metal plate designed to provide a waterproof barrier around the area to stop rain water getting through.

    Mr Grossman added that homeowners should not be tempted to solve the problem with tar.

    "Tar should never be used in an attempt to 'caulk' a leak. Tar always dries and cracks," he stated.

    Homeowners have been advised by freelance writer SE Jones that they can take steps to stop draughts coming down their chimney and making their property feel cold.

    Writing an article on Helium, Mr Jones said that having a working flue or investing in a fireplace cover are two steps people could take to stop this problem from occurring.

  • DIY chimney repairs 'do not have to be expensive'

    Roof window and chimneyHomeowners who want to conduct their own chimney repairs and install their own flue liners or other fixtures have been told that carrying out simple jobs should not cost them a lot of money.

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