Spruce Up Your Curb Appeal by Starting with Your Chimney

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The outside of your home is obviously visible to anyone who drives down your street, so you make sure that it looks beautiful. Most homeowners focus on their grass and flowers, but not too many people think about their chimney and how it makes the rest of their property look. An ugly or crumbling chimney distracts from other aspects of your home.

Crumbling, loose, and missing bricks are not only unsafe, they are unsightly. The rest of your house could be magnificent, yet the only thing that people will see when they drive up is the chimney. A professional will be able to fix or replace the bricks and turn your falling apart chimney into a chimney to be proud of. The CSIA certified chimney sweeps at Lou Curley’s Chimney Service are trained to repair some brick and mortar issues, but you may need to hire a contractor for serious problems.

Refinishing your chimney is another option that is available. If you have multiple mismatched bricks from numerous repairs, we usually recommend refinishing. By adding a stone finish to your chimney, you will ensure that everything looks the same while adding dimension to your home. There are endless options for you to choose from and you can even mix and match patterns and textures.

A chimney cap is a great investment, because it will keep water and little critters from entering your chimney. There are many different types of chimney caps available and you can choose one that matches the style of your home. The perfect chimney cap can also add personality to your home.

If you are one of the people that love seeing vines climbing all over their chimney, you will need to be careful. Certain vines will attach their adhesive roots to your chimney, which will damage the mortar. The best vines to choose are ones without tendrils and you have a few choices for both perennial and annual vines. Your best choices for perennial vines are Clematis Montana, Vinca Minor L., and Vitis Californica. The best annual vines are Lathyrus Odoratus, Phaseolus Coccineus, and Ipomoea x Multifida.

All of the options will ensure that your chimney is one of the better-looking ones in your neighborhood. Spring will be here soon, so there is no better time to begin improving your curb appeal.

The CSIA certified chimney sweeps at Lou Curley’s Chimney Service in Drexel Hill are waiting to hear from you. We’re a family-owned and operated company with more than 20 years of experience in the field. We work to further our education and gain or renew our certifications every year so that we can offer you the best in chimney services. Give us a call at 610-626-2439 if you’re in Drexel Hill or anywhere along the Main Line and in need of chimney services or inspection.

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