Summer is a great time to do those projects around the house that you’ve been putting off. No snowstorms to keep you indoors, or cold temperatures that make everything run just a little less easily. It’s easier to replace windows, siding, or shingles when it’s nice outside. It’s also easier to make repairs to your chimney during the warm summer months. If you suspect that your chimney was damaged over the winter or you’ve been wanting to do some necessary repairs for awhile, now is the time to give Chimney Concepts a call to set up an appointment to have your chimney inspected and necessary repairs finished.
The Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) recommends that you have your chimney inspected on an annual basis. When Chimney Concepts inspects your chimney, we’ll be looking for creosote buildup and other changes that have taken place over the year since we last inspected your chimney. If we notice a damaged area, or if it appears that you’ve had a chimney fire, we’ll recommend a more thorough inspection. These involve threading a camera down your chimney so we can conduct a video inspection. This is a great way for us to determine what type of repair work or rebuild you might need.
Rebuilds or Restorations
You may also be considering major work to change the look of your chimney. Sometimes a chimney can start to look worn down or shabby. Luckily, our technicians can inspect your chimney and determine any necessary restorations or repairs. For example, you may need tuckpointing services. The mortar that holds your chimney together is very susceptible to damage from precipitation. When precipitation gets into the pores in mortar and the temperature drops, the liquid will freeze and expand, causing larger pores to appear. This can compromise the integrity of your chimney structure and lead to dangerous situations, such as falling bricks or chimney gases sneaking back into your home rather than out the chimney.
In the process of tuckpointing, the mortar between your bricks is removed and replaced with fresh, new mortar. This may not seem like a difficult process, but it does require the proper tools and techniques to make sure that the old mortar matches the new. Our technicians remove the old mortar and make a perfect match. Your chimney will not only look fresh and updated, but also be stronger than it was before.
Give Us a Call Today!
Whether you are planning a rebuild, a restoration, or repair work, summer is the best time to have it completed. The mortar will set and bond better, and it’s easier for our workers to complete tasks when there’s no snow flying. Give Chimney Concepts a call today for expert advice and quality service and workmanship.