It does not matter whether the temperatures outside are dipping in the middle of winter or if you are just looking to set a cozy ambiance in your home, a fireplace is always a welcomed addition. Of course, it cannot work properly without a functioning chimney.
When you start that fire, your chimney is designed to allow for ventilation. It leaves the heat in your home while removing the toxic exhaust and smoke. This ensures you are only breathing the freshest air – and that your home is not going to be left in a smoky fog.
Each time you light a fire, you assume that your chimney is going to handle this job. That is, until the day it does not. Ignoring issues with your chimney can allow water to creep into your home, it may even leave behind toxic gases such as carbon monoxide which can be deadly!
So, it's ideal to then ask yourself – is it time for a chimney service?
CHIMNEY BASE FLASHING REPAIR
CHIMNEY STUCCO WALL REPAIR & RESTORATION
Just as you care for the rest of your home, you cannot neglect your chimney. After all, the people inside it are much too precious to take that risk. Chimneys are created to withstand outdoor weather conditions, but even the most well-constructed chimneys can run into difficulties.
Chimney damage and danger can occur in a variety of ways, such as:
• Old, dated chimney
• Lightning strikes
• When your home is settling
• Faulty or low-quality mason work
• High winds
• Intense weather, cold or hot
A chimney inspection should occur regularly – preferably by professionals. Taking this proactive step can help you avoid any larger issues in the future. While a small crack may not seem like a big deal now, water can seep in and lead to the deterioration of the structure itself.
So, what do you look for? What are the signs that say you're in need of chimney repair?
• Cracks on the surface, no matter how big or small.
• Loose bricks.
• Musty odors that seem to come from the fireplace.
• Crumbled mortar.
• Damp areas within the walls.
Choosing to ignore your chimney may lead to increased deterioration year after year. Eventually, it may begin leaning or collapse altogether. Not to mention the damage it may do inside the home from not ventilating properly.
NEW CHIMNEY CAP WITH SPARK ARRESTOR
NEW CHIMNEY CAP WITH WIND PROTECTION COVER
At All Climate Roofing, we know how maintaining your chimney can be as important as maintaining your roof. Seemingly small issues, such as a tiny crack, can turn into disastrous situations over time. Don’t leave your home or your family in this situation.
Have your chimney inspected regularly – by professionals – to address any issues as they arise. This is the only way to feel confident your home is protected.
We are here to meet all your chimney repair needs.
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