Summer rains can be a welcome sight after days and days of hot, humid weather. However, if you notice stains and leaks in your chimney and on the walls and ceiling, you are likely experiencing a chimney leak! Water damage is no joke, and your chimney and fireplace can suffer immensely if it does not have adequate protection. Fortunately, the team at SirVent Chimney & Venting Service has solutions for you. Learn more below.
A big reason leaks occur is because your flashing is rusted, damaged, or installed incorrectly. Flashing plays a big role in protecting the area where your roof meets the chimney. However, there are lots of reasons why the flashing may fail you, which is why having it regularly inspected by a team of experts is a must. Anything from animal tampering to wind damage to decay can leave you with a waterfall in your chimney before you know it!
Our team is equipped to help you with any of your flashing-related problems. We can do a thorough overview of it, then make repairs as needed, so you’re good to go for the burning season ahead. Call our team today, and we would be happy to get started.
Waterproofing is another important part of a leak-free chimney. Your brickwork and mortar are porous and absorb moisture when it does not have appropriate protection. Our team of sweeps can provide a strong seal to keep water out, without affecting the aesthetic appeal of your structure.
Worried about these products trapping in any pre-absorbed moisture? Don’t fret. They are designed to block water from coming in, while still allowing your structure to breathe out fumes and vapors that need to escape. You can’t go wrong when you invest in care from our team!
CHIMNEY CAP INSTALLATION
When it comes to stopping water from entering your chimney, a strong and properly installed chimney cap is a must. It covers your flue opening, so that water cannot enter and destroy your chimney liner. Without one in place, you would face all kinds of deterioration inside of your chimney! Chimney caps also keep out animals, excess debris, and annoying downdrafts, so you really can’t go wrong having one in place.
Your chimney crown needs to be in great shape to do its job effectively. It extends out past the edge of your chimney sending water away from the sides of your structure. Your brickwork stays better protected, and your mortar will face less damage too. This guarantees you countless stress-free nights in front of a crackling fire. If your crown is damaged or if it was built improperly, give our team a call today!
We love what we do, and we think that folks throughout Lake Norman and its surrounding cities deserve the best care possible. If you want to work with a team that always puts you first, give the SirVent sweeps a call today!