Your chimney, literally, takes a lot of heat. It sits up high at the top of your house, exposed to wind, rain, moisture and extreme temperatures day in and day out. Even the best constructed chimneys will require repairs and maintenance over time.
The Trouble with Brick & Mortar
Most chimneys are built out of brick and mortar. These materials are porous by nature and will break down over time. The mortar that holds the bricks together will start to crack and gap. This can be caused by moisture, corrosive gases or extreme temperatures—or all of the above. As these cracks and gaps develop, the damage will start to wear down the structure. At the very least, your chimney will not function efficiently and may become dangerous to use. These cracks and gaps can allow hot gases to escape from your chimney liner and into the walls of your home, quickly causing a fire. Every chimney is different, especially when it comes to older homes. It wasn’t until the middle part of the 20th century that chimney liners became part of building code requirements, so some older homes have chimneys without liners. Even if your chimney was built with a liner, if you’re in an older home, you should definitely have your chimney inspected to see the condition of the liner.
#1 Chimney Destroyer
It’s been said many times, but we will say it again—water is a chimney’s worst enemy. There are many ways that water can get into your chimney system. Even if you aren’t noticing leaks, moisture could be getting into your chimney structure, causing slow and steady damage. Our technicians will check for signs of water damage, tracking it back to the source so the necessary repairs can be made.
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Whether you need simple repairs to your firebox or flue, or you need a complete rebuild of your chimney, we can help. Our experienced chimney technicians are trained and certified to perform any type of chimney and masonry repair work.
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