Chimney repairs become necessary as chimneys age and begin to show signs of wear and tear, however, the fall and the winter are not the best times to do these repairs. The warmer weather of the summer is the best time for chimney repairs, so you will want to get prepared and make an appointment with a chimney service sooner than later.
Here are 4 reasons why summer is the best time of year for chimney repairs:
- The masonry on chimneys can become damaged from water, wind, and lack of maintenance. These repairs need to be done during the warm days of the summer, because the warm temperatures will allow the materials that are used for the repairs to cure properly.
- Chimneys should be waterproofed to prevent water from seeping into the masonry. Once water gets inside the bricks, the bricks will crack as the water inside them continuously freezes and thaws. The waterproofing needs to be done when the weather is warm for the best results.
- Crown repair, flashing replacement, and chimney crickets are three other repairs that need warm temperatures so the materials can dry and cure properly.
- Chimney relining or the rebuilding of a chimney takes a considerable amount of time, which is why chimney services prefer to do these during the summer months. You may want to consider that as well, because you are not using your fireplace at that time. If you wait until the cooler months to have this type of work done, you may find yourself inside your house shivering, because you cannot use your chimney while the work is being completed.
If you are not sure if you need any of these repairs done on your chimney, then it is time to schedule a chimney cleaning and inspection. A chimney service like ours can clean your chimney from top to bottom and remove all the creosote and anything that may be causing a blockage. Once that is finished, we can inspect your chimney for any damage and let you know of any issues that we find.
We always say that it is better to be safe than sorry when it comes to cleaning and repairing your chimney. After all, it is what helps keep you warm and comfortable during those long winter months. Our chimney services extend well beyond Drexel Hill and into most townships, towns, and cities along the Main Line. Call us at 610-626-2439 to schedule a consultation, chimney inspection, chimney cleaning, or dryer vent cleaning.