Winter is upon us, so it’s time to get your chimney looked at before you light up any fires in your fireplace. Chimney repairs in NJ are especially important because our winters tend to get so frigid. Here are a few parts of your chimney you should have inspected at least once a year. Remember: if you catch the damage now, it could save you money and hassle in the long run!
The chimney crown is what prevents moisture from getting between the masonry and the flue lining. The crown can get cracks in it thanks to the metal expanding and contracting. We often perform these types of chimney repairs and it usually just takes sealing the chimney crown to help prevent further cracks and further damage.
The masonry of your chimney can wear away thanks to moisture, which can then get into the rest of the chimney structure. These types of chimney repairs are easily prevented by having us apply water repellent and through other preventative maintenance measures.
One of the most common causes of chimney leaks is faulty flashing. Flashing is what helps keep moisture from the connection between your chimney and your roof. Often, these types of chimney repairs are needed because the flashing is deteriorating or was not installed properly in the first place. Calling a company like Guardian Chimney means you can rest easy knowing the flashing will be properly repaired. We can waterproof the flashing to ensure it does not cause leaks anymore.
We can also come to your home and perform level 2 chimney inspections of your chimney. This is when we insert a camera into your chimney to see the parts of it that are not visible to a regular inspection. We can then see if your chimney is damaged in any way and then we can make the necessary chimney repairs. This doesn’t just keep you safe from the threat of a fire; it also keeps you safe from hazards like carbon monoxide poisoning.
Taking the time to have your chimney inspected and then the necessary chimney repairs completed means your fireplace will be safe for you and your family to enjoy this winter. As the saying goes: an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!
When you need chimney repairs in NJ, call Guardian Chimney at 1-888-688-1388, or you can Contact Us.