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Frequently Asked Questions

Many times customers have similar questions regarding their chimney and/or fireplace. Smoke Stacks Inc. has put together a list of the common questions that customers ask us on a regular basis. If you have any questions about these explainations, please feel to call us at: (262) 797-8181.


95% of water leaks are attributed to the flashing. If water passes through the flashing, it can run right down the chimney and onto your ceiling or fireplace facade. Furthermore, most of the flashing we find in the field is not done correctly. Let me explain. The flashing on your chimney needs to be able to move. The roof on your house is going to expand and contract as it heats up and cools down. The masonry chimney is not going to move. Therefore, you need to have a flashing that is going to be step flashed and then counter flashed.

For years, people throughout the greater Milwaukee and Waukesha areas have been turning to Smoke Stacks, Inc. for their chimney repair and relining needs. At Smoke Stacks, Inc. we believe that attention to detail, professional work, courteous service and honest prices are the qualities that make the difference.

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