Common Chimney Problems
One of the most common chimney problems is damaged masonry. The masonry inside the firebox and on the roof would be exposed to very high heats and direct flames, and there are also other materials including the particulate matter that can cause topical and structural damage over time. It must be noted that the nature of the construction of chimneys will make it relatively less vulnerable to the heat as it is a primary attribute of such a structure, but the freeze-thaw cycle makes it complicated. You cannot have your chimney being consistently heated up and then cooled; almost frozen in areas having subzero temperatures and then expect to have no issues with the masonry.
As the masonry gets old, it will be prone to structural problems. From visible soot and buildup of stains to cracks and dents, chips, and structural deterioration of the masonry, you will have to deal with many such common chimney problems! There could be damages at the joints. You may have some loose mortar. The sheet metal at the rooftop may get damaged over time. The flashing around the chimney may crack or break and may get loose. The freeze, thaw, and heat cycle are further facilitated by moisture damage and that causes more problems for the chimney and all its components.
Now is the Perfect Time for a Chimney Inspection, Repair & Maintenance!
Knoxville’s roofing conducts holistic chimney repair and maintenance. We provide a thorough checkup and a systematic inspection to find out exactly what is wrong in your chimney and the factors which may have caused it. It is quite possible that your chimney is in great shape and just a sweep or cleaning is all it needs. It is also likely that your chimney has a serious problem, despite no visible damage, and the structure may have been weakened and needs immediate repair.
Knoxville’s Roofing provides brilliant chimney repair and maintenance options and solutions. This includes chimney crown repair, chimney leaks, chimney masonry problems, and tuckpointing, among others. Best of all, our chimney repairers are CCP Certified and have impeccable standards of customer service to ensure that you are completely happy and satisfied.
Keep your family comfortable and secure! Have your chimney repaired and checked by only the best roof and chimney specialists – Knoxville’s Roofing!