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4 Reasons Why Chimney Leaks Show Up in the Spring

Rainwater has an amazing way of identifying weak areas in and around your home.  You can certainly wait until water leaks occur especially from the chimney, or you can get the water leaks identified and repaired before it causes potential damage.

Here are 4 reasons why chimney leaks love Spring.

  1. No Chimney Cap. Without a chimney cap, rain, debris and furry anim
    als have free access. Even after the most recent post, there are still many homes without a chimney cap.

Solution? Let Superior Chimney install a well-fitting chimney cap.

  1. Cracks in the Chimney Crown. The chimney crown is the cement piece on top of the chimney. When the chimney shifts or shrinks over time, cracks form. Water knows how to find the smallest cracks to penetrate. And it does.

Solution? We’ll evaluate the severity of the crack(s). If we can repair it, we will.

  1. Chimney Flashing Sealant Cracked & Worn. The chimney flashing directs water away from the area where the chimney brick meets the roofing material. There is a caulk or sealant that fills in any gaps to ensure a tight seal. Over time, the sealant cracks and water find its way in.

Solution? We’ll evaluate the sealant and flashing and make any repairs securing a strong seal.

  1. Bricks & Mortar are Porous. This means that moisture can pass through the bricks and break down the mortar, no different than the chimney cap.

Solution? A certified company like Superior Chimney can inspect the condition of the chimney. Sometimes tuckpointing is all it needs to stop any water from entering your home. You may want to ask about waterproofing the chimney as it prevents water penetration & absorption.

Now you have your 4 Reasons why you should have your chimney inspected and cleaned before the Spring rains set in, and it will. Deterioration on the chimney outside will occur if you use your chimney or not.

Call 877-CHIM FIX 877-244-6349  and remember to let them know you liked, saw and read our post.

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