Everything You Need to Know about Chimney Rebuilding and Fireplace Restoration!
Periodic yet essential maintenance for your home includes rebuilding your chimney and restoring your fireplace.
When replacing your chimney becomes necessary for safety (or other reasons), it can appear to be a difficult challenge. When you understand the stages required in this type of masonry building project, you’ll discover that chimney repair is a rewarding and useful home maintenance endeavour.
Consider the following advantages of restoring a fireplace and chimney:
- Putting a stop to water leaks around the chimney.
- Improved performance and safety of the fireplace.
- A system that requires less patching and spot repairs boosts the value of the home.
- Take advantage of a functional fireplace and chimney system’s decreased maintenance requirements.
What Factors Contribute to Chimney Damage?
Throughout the year, your chimney is subjected to a variety of weather conditions. Water damage is a major worry. Liquids leak in between the bricks, whether it’s precipitation or melting ice and snow. Spalling occurs as a result of the freeze-thaw cycle when the water freezes and thaws again.
Spalling causes the surface of a brick or stone to pop, peel, or flake. This can lead the brick to fall apart over time. Leaks and water damage within the home can also result from cracked masonry construction. Typically, broken masonry necessitates a total reconstruction. Moisture affects both the outside and inside of your chimney. Water can also damage the inside metal pieces.
The changing seasons can have a severe impact on your mortar joints, causing them to crack or fall apart. Space between bricks is a common indicator of this. There may possibly be some cracking. When your mortar joints deteriorate, moisture enters your chimney, causing the difficulties listed above.