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At Guardian Chimney, one of our specialties is masonry repair in Hackensack. We are often called for the same types of masonry repair, so we thought we would take some time to explain more about these repairs, how they happen and how we fix them. And if you need masonry repair, just give Guardian Chimney a call to get on our schedule!

Water Damage

Water and moisture are two of your chimney’s worst enemies. Over time, the mortar between the bricks of your chimney will be exposed to a lot of water. And thanks to the freezing and thawing process, the mortar will end up deteriorating. The water can then seep into your chimney and cause the metal parts to rust and weaken. Calling us for this type of chimney repair generally means that we will come to your home and scrap out the old mortar from your chimney. We then carefully replace the old mortar with new mortar. This will also make your chimney safer to use.

Cracked or Broken Chimney Crown

This is the top part of your chimney and it seals and covers your chimney from the flue liner to the chimney’s edge. It has a downward slope that directs water away from the flue and toward the edge of the crown. This helps prevent erosion of your chimney’s brick and mortar. Over time, the chimney crown can crack or break, and a new one will need to be put in. We can visit your home and either repair the one you have or replace it with a new one, depending on the extent of the damage.

Broken Chimney Cap

A chimney cap is an important part of your chimney. It keeps rain water from coming directly into your chimney, and it also keeps critters like birds and squirrels from nesting in your chimney. It helps block sparks from coming out of the chimney and potentially setting the roof on fire. It also keeps down drafts from entering the chimney when it is windy outside. If you need help with your chimney cap, we can come to your home, take a look at it and make any necessary repairs so you, your family and your home stay safe when you’re enjoying a fire in your fireplace.

Are you interested in learning more about masonry repair in Hackensack? Call Guardian Chimney at 1-888-688-1388 or you can Contact Us.