Installing a Chimney Roof Brace Support on Chimney
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This client was found after a workman from a roofing company was carrying out a routine roof inspection, checking for damage when he realized the chimney was in need of more brace support. He referred the client to us and we were able to install a brace to help keep the aging chimney safe. This just goes to show the importance of getting your roof inspected for damage as it could lead to other discoveries like this being made. Take a look at https://austinroofingcompany.org/roof-repair-inspection-installation-in-austin/ if your roof is due for an inspection. Anyway, here is our video about us installing a chimney roof brace support on a Stainless Steel Factory Built Metal Chimney Chimneys take a lot of wind force when wind gusts unpredictably around roof lines and it is prudent to provide support braces a proper heights to prevent wind damages.
A metal roof brace will typically start at $280 installed depending on roof accessibility and safety requirements
The rule for Chimney roof brace installation is if the chimney extends over 5′ past roof it needs a brace
- “All Factory Built chimneys over five feet above roof require a roof brace.”
- Setting your mounting bracket into a bed of fresh silicone or tar and drilling your lag bolt through it will provide a leak proof connection, anything that penetrates the roof membrane is important to seal to prevent future leaks. Tip: Clear silicone resists UV longest.
Installing a Roof Brace on Tall Brick Chimney
This House is very cute and the super tall chimney is its main feature, but it was too scary with just one brace. We added two complimentary side braces to the chimney to increase stability in a storm and also to increase confidence in the gorgeous structure for the new owners.
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Roland von Schellwitz, B.Eng
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