Categories for Chimneys

Are Chimneys Subject to Winter Damage?

October 7, 2021

No matter how well-built your chimney is, the reality is that, over time, the bricks and mortar that make up the chimney will suffer from weather-related damage. Even newer chimneys can show damage if they’re not maintained well. The clearest signs are things like broken bricks, holes and cracks. Let’s look at how winter chimney damage occurs and what you can do about it. Cold weather problems Bricks are made out of porous material and will absorb water. Water may also seep into cracks in the mortar, which are caused by a house settling. During the winter, any water that... View Article

A Helpful Guide to Protecting Your Chimney from Weather

December 10, 2019

For most people, the chimney in their home has a basic function—that is, to keep smoke from filling the house and suffocating everyone in reach. However, there’s more to the importance of a chimney than just its use as a smokestack. When your chimney isn’t working up to its potential, not only will you have issues with smoke filling your home, but you’ll also have trouble keeping fires lit. Most chimneys look as sturdy as the foundation of your home, but these ever-important pipelines into your home are constantly battered by wind, rain and snow. You may not give it... View Article

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