Call Us For Chimney Repair and Restoration
Your chimney is an integral part of the structure, and keeping it in good condition is essential. Over time, the mortar between the bricks can deteriorate, causing the chimney to lose its structural integrity. This can lead to cracking and crumbling, which isn’t just unsightly but also dangerous. If you’re unsure what to do, our expert chimney contractors will gladly give you their advice. Repairing a chimney is generally less expensive than rebuilding one. However, if the damage is extensive, rebuilding may ultimately be more cost-effective than continually spending money on repairs. It’s also important to consider your future plans, such as whether you might sell your home soon.
Chimneys are more vulnerable to water damage than many people think. Bricks are porous, which means they absorb water. When the temperature changes from season to season, this water expands and contracts, gradually weakening your bricks and mortar. If the damage is limited to the mortar, you may not need to fully rebuild your chimney; if the bricks are still in good condition, you’re looking at the much simpler process of chimney masonry repair. Call us for a chimney inspection to find the best option for your home.
Chimney Restoration and Replacement Services
A few signs you might need to rebuild your chimney include cracks in the bricks or mortar, bricks falling out of place, and a leaning chimney. If you notice any of these problems, give us a call. Rebuilding a chimney is a complicated process, so hiring someone who knows what they’re doing is crucial. At Art Slate, we stand behind our chimney services with the utmost confidence.
If your chimney is beginning to show signs of age but is still structurally sound, it may be time to have it repointed. Repointing involves removing the old mortar between the bricks and replacing it with new mortar. This process will improve the appearance of your chimney, making it look new again. While repointing is fairly straightforward, hiring a qualified professional to do the job is still essential. With our experience and expertise, we will be able to ensure that your chimney is repaired correctly and will last for many years to come.
Expert Chimney Flashing Replacement
Chimney flashing is the material that seals the space between your roof and your chimney. Your chimney needs to be sealed tightly to prevent rain and snowmelt from leaking into your house, so you need high-quality flashing to keep it watertight. Flashing is usually made of metal, which can leave it vulnerable to rust or corrosion if improperly sealed.
If your chimney’s flashing is damaged, it can lead to severe problems in the rest of the structure. You might not think of your chimney’s water tightness when protecting your foundation from water damage, but it’s a good factor to consider. Water that leaks through damaged flashing can cause wood rot, mold growth, and even structural damage. Repairing chimney flashing should be a priority for any homeowner, as it’s a small task that can help to avoid costly repairs in the future.
Thinking About Chimney Replacement?
Sometimes chimneys are so damaged that it makes more sense to rebuild them entirely. If your chimney masonry is crumbling away or the bricks themselves are eroding, your chimney needs some attention. Whether you need a simple repair or a complete chimney replacement, this is a job you should only entrust to the pros; that’s where we come in.
Art Slate Roofing has been in business for over 20 years, and our team has the experience and expertise to handle any chimney repair job. We are a company where customer service is the top priority; we offer a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee. With our decades of experience and honest prices, we’re confident you won’t find a more trustworthy company anywhere else. We understand the importance of keeping every part of your roof in good working order, and we’ll do everything we can to get the job done right – whether you need a simple roof inspection to an entire chimney rebuilding. Contact us today to set up a free consultation; we’re eager to add you to our list of satisfied customers.