new roof with leaking chimney

Old 01-10-03, 10:43 AM
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new roof with leaking chimney

I have a fairly new roof and confirmed that the roof is not leaking. It's the chimney. How would I seal my chimney? The leaking is coming through the mortor of the chimeny? What product would best seal this mortor?
Old 01-10-03, 03:21 PM
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Chimney leak

If you have a new roof, perhaps they did not properly flash around the chimney? Did you have a leak problem before you got the new roof?

If you think your chimney is 'leaking,' I would recommend having the chimney inspected by a professional chimney specialist before proceeding. There are masonry sealants available. Without knowing the age and condition of the chimney, if it has a cap, and without knowledge of where you are having the moisture problem, it is difficult to provide advice.
Old 01-21-03, 05:02 PM
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call the roofer and tell him whats up. sometimes we will meet you half way. its somewhat of a task to "repoint" chimney flashing but if its a small tear in the lead there is a caulk called"geocell" get it in clear and seal up anything you see that might be a problem(just dont make a mess) the stuff sticks underwater when applying. if its a mess up there just get it done right because interior damage may cost much more to repair in the long run

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