There are many steps one must take when it comes to chimney repair and/or restoration. There is making sure you have the correct materials on hand to complete the task, as well as the concern of making sure it will still fit with the look and the design of the home. However, the biggest priority a customer should have with repairing their chimney is safety.
Water can be one of the biggest detriments when it comes to the safety of the chimney repair. Water tends to affect three major areas of the chimney, the top, the bricks, and the flashing, where the chimney and the roof connect. water in any of these areas can lead to the repair not holding up correctly, can lead to parts not staying in place, or in some scenarios, can lead to breakage in the structure. It is always important to ensure the job is done during a day when water can be a non-issue.
Another important thing to note is the age of the property and the chimney itself. Chimney repair is not an everyday task, most are designed to last around 50 years. If the property is older than this, it is important to perform a check on the chimney to guarantee it remains in good condition. If an issue is noted, it should be addressed as soon as possible.
Always be prepared to tackle chimney repair with safety and quality in mind. The more attention given to the task, the less frequent changes will need to be made. For more tips and tricks, watch the clip attached..