When it’s storming outside, there’s no better place to relax than right next to the comfort of a crackling fire. In order to have a safe working fireplace, you must first invest in the necessary preventative maintenance for your chimney system! Bad weather and heavy rain can be extremely damaging to your chimney and brickwork, and these issues can lead to potentially threatening conditions that may compromise the safety of your home.
Water damage is known for causing your home to look terrible and leave behind water stains, cracks, and holes. All of these water-related deterioration can turn your beautiful walls and brickwork into a disaster. Yet, the worst part of all these deterioration is that it also brings excess moisture into the chimney system, which threaten the structural integrity of your chimney and home. This excess moisture could lead to your chimney to rot, rust, clogs, decay, and more, which then can lead to a collapse or settlement, and they also cause the structure to tilt or lean, as well.
As you can imagine, damages of this sort require lots of time and money to fix. That is why we encourage our customers to invest in preventative maintenance for their chimney system from the very start! Two of the preventative maintenance for your chimney that we specialize in are flashing work and waterproofing.
Flashing Repair & Installation Work
Flashing is the metal piece that seals the area where the roof and chimney meet. This area is typically quite vulnerable since these two parts of your home are made from different materials and thus expand and contract at different rates. Flashing keeps water out and sends it away from your chimney, so you don’t have to stress about water entering your home.
Unfortunately, bad weather, poor installation, animal intrusion, and more can cause your flashing to crack, break down, bend, and rust. That’s where our trusted team of experts at Chimspector Venting Specialists come in! We can handle any repair or installation work, and we’ll even be certain to inspect the flashing during your annual inspections!
Another service that ensures water stay out of your chimney system is waterproofing. This is the process of putting a protective seal over your absorbent brickwork, so that water cannot enter the chimney to cause any damage. Whether it is deterioration, cracks, the freeze/thaw process, or anything else, we can take care of all your problems!
Our products are non-glossy, mold and mildew resistant, eco-friendly, and vapor-permeable, which let any necessary vapors and fumes to easily escape. And they come with a 10-year warranty, so you know you’ll be good for the long haul!
Let our professionals handle all of your chimney and fireplace needs. Our CSIA certified crew is up-to-date on all of the latest tips and tricks throughout the trade, and we’re fully equipped to serve you every step of the way. Call us now to schedule your appointment – so you will have the protection you need for a quality fireplace year after year!