If there’s one thing that you don’t want to fall into a state of disrepair, it’s your chimney. You may think that this isn’t likely, because chimneys are extremely sturdy and durable structures. However, all things are susceptible to the weathering process of wind, rain, and other precipitation. The mortar is especially vulnerable to the freeze-thaw cycle, bricks can especially fall victim to the effects of this process.
In Colorado, the winter brings some really harsh and cold weather. When precipitation falls, it gets into the pores of the bricks and mortar of your chimney. The precipitation freezes and expands, making the pores bigger. As this process continues, the pores get bigger and bigger, and that can eventually cause structural damage. Structural damage from the freeze-thaw cycle is just one types of chimney repair that the Chimney Doctors of Colorado take care of.
Not only can the freeze-thaw cycle cause damage to your mortar, leaks running down your chimney can also cause more damage. When water continually trickles down the interior of the chimney, it can cause a weathering effect. This wears down the mortar and weakens the structure. It also cause cracks in the mortar, and that allows smoke to come back into your home rather than out the chimney. When our team comes into your home, we’ll look for problems that can cause leaks such as loose flashing or damaged chimney cap or crown.
Undetected Chimney Fire
When you call the Chimney Doctors of Colorado to come inspect your chimney and fireplace, we’ll look for water damage and other damage since your last inspection. We’ll look for other damages as well such as damage that come from an undetected chimney fire.
When most people think of a chimney fire, the thoughts of roaring, destructive flames come to mind. More often, a chimney doesn’t offer enough draft for this to happen, and a chimney fire often burns out before it gets to this point. In fact, most chimney fires burn out before a homeowner even knows that it has occurred. This is especially dangerous because it may have caused damage to the structure that need repairs. When these repairs are not addressed, further damages occur to your chimney structure and home.
Call Chimney Doctors of Colorado
If you suspect that your chimney has been damaged and need masonry repair work, call Chimney Doctors of Colorado today. Our credentials with the Chimney Safety Institute of America, the National Fireplace Institute, and the National Chimney Sweep Guild, say it all! We are dedicated to excellent service, and we want to serve you with the best knowledge and products. When it comes to chimney and masonry repair services, call us now!