In terms of chimney maintenance and repair, we recommend you have yours checked and cleaned by a professional chimney contractor at least once each year. If you heat with wood, or if there are special circumstances where your chimney system warrants it, you should definitely have the chimney checked more frequently. Long, slow burns or the use of green or wet wood can create deposits very quickly, especially in older, less efficient stoves. These deposits if left unchecked can lead to chimney fires. A great way to keep your chimney repair cost down is with annual chimney maintenance.
Keep in mind that common chimney repair problems include wet stains on masonry, water in the firebox, and foul smells coming from the fireplace. You may also notice structural damages such as crumbling on the roof, leaning chimneys, missing bricks, or black staining at the top of the chimney. Other common chimney issues could be damaged chimney caps, cracks in the chimney crown, flashing problems, chimney liner damage or even Issues inside the flue. As a leading chimney company, NJ Roofing Company can repair, replace or rebuild your chimney as needed, taking care of all of these types of problems and both residential and industrial chimney maintenance as well..
As chimney specialists, pointing, plastering, flashing and waterproofing are all services we can provide for your peace of mind. Feel free to ask for your chimney maintenance cost and additional maintenance plans!
Visually inspecting your chimney looking for any obvious defects is a good way to start good chimney maintenance. Have all of your questions ready when you meet with your chimney specialist. Something as simple as a chimney flashing repair, a brick or stucco chimney repair, or the early diagnosis of a chimney leak can save thousands of dollars in the future. It is a smart move to be proactive with your chimney’s life span, avoiding many major problems that can be easily fixed when detected early. This is why we always recommend getting a chimney maintenance plan set up.
You may have a brick, block, stone, vinyl or metal chimney. No matter the type, regular maintenance of it is essential to ensure its good performance and to keep your roof free from leaks and unwanted animal infestation. Additionally, regular inspections and cleaning of your fireplace is necessary to avoid chimney fires and other types of damage.
Most residential and commercial owners overlook masonry chimney maintenance beyond the occasional flue cleaning. However, it is wise to keep in mind that ignoring your chimney can cost you BIG time. In some extreme cases, your chimney may need to be replaced entirely. Often, this is necessary when your chimney has deteriorated to the point that it becomes a structural liability for your home.
Preventing a leaning chimney is the best way to prevent your building from collapsing and not being strong enough to support the rest of the structure. Whatever kind of chimney you have, always hire New Jersey Roofing Company, the exterior project specialist.