Since your chimney faces a variety of elements all year round, it’s best to contact certified chimney professionals to protect not only the chimney, but your entire house. Don’t wait until water damages become severe, have your chimney inspected early to reveal and correct any damage.
During the winter months, a pattern of freeze and the thawing process can harm both the interior and exterior of your chimney. This can lead to water build up, structural problems, and possibly cause a dangerous gas to emit from the chimney. To avoid these expensive issues, waterproofing your home’s chimney is best.
Before waterproofing a chimney, All Year
ChimneySweeps and Repairs will repair any damage to insure a proper seal for lasting weather protection. In addition, adding chimney tops, clay chimney liner, or installing chimney liner will help protect your chimney from further water damage.
Depending on the amount of damage, a chimney could be fixed with a small amount of mortar and/or grout sealer. For more profound damage, the chimney builders would need to exchange bricks and change the existing mortar in large sections. This will reinforce the integrity of the chimney and surrounding walls.
Once your chimney is repaired and waterproofing is completed, it is important to have a chimney sweep performed at least once a year. Preventing the buildup of soot, as well as checking for damages, will insure your chimney will last and last.
You may be wondering how much does a chimney sweep cost, and that is a great question. Contact All Year Chimney Sweeps& Repair to schedule a cleaning of your chimney and or a free estimate.