The most frustrating chimney repair homeowners encounter is leaking chimneys. Chimneys can potentially leak at several areas including the chimney crown, chimney cap, chimney roof flashing, corbeling, chase cover, and can even soak water into the chimney through porous bricks. Many times roofers blame leaks on the chimney and handymen blame leaks on leaking roofs. The truth is that each case may have different reasons why the chimney leaks and it literally takes years of experience to know what causes these leaks. This is why the chimney repair business is a specialized profession. The more experience a chimney professional has with chimneys, the more likely they can correctly diagnose the proper chimney repair.