Chimneys are one of the most underappreciated elements of a home. Most homeowners don’t give them much thought unless a problem arises. By then, the damage is already done. Cracks in the brickwork and mortar will collect water. As the seasons change, this water freezes expands, melts, and evaporates - eventually deteriorating the structural integrity of the chimney stack. As these cracks grow wider, they also allow insects, cold air, and water into your home!
There are several potential failure points along your chimney structure, including the chimney cap, crown, and flue. Crowns are constructed using only a thin layer of mortar that covers and seals the top of a masonry chimney, which means there isn’t much protecting your flue and chimney from the elements. Regular maintenance and inspections can help preserve the beauty and function of your chimney while keeping your family and property safe.
Not all Roofing Companies in Maryland offer a quality customer experience. At Brothers Services, we treat every customer like family. Your safety and the safety of your home is paramount to us. That’s why routine chimney inspections are so important. Broken, crumbling bricks and mortar are an eyesore. More importantly, they indicate dangerous structural weaknesses that could put the safety of your family at risk.
One of the most important reasons to get an annual inspection is to make certain your chimney flue lining is intact. Cracks in this lining can allow heat and flame to reach combustible parts of your home and start a house fire! Properly installed screens and a well-maintained chimney cap will prevent travesties like this from happening and help you rest a little easier at night. They also keep out pests, rainwater, and debris!
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