Importance of Chimney Repairs
Looking at any building, be it a home, business or any other kind of property, the chimney happens to be one of the parts of the same that happens to be serving such an integral role in them as a matter of fact. It is the chimney that allows for combustion and as such allowing for removal of elements as debris and the like by-products to be vented out of the property as safely as can be.
When it comes to chimney building and design, one that is built of high quality materials and as well with the best of craftsmanship going into it will certainly not just add to the beauty of the property but will as well give the rustic and aesthetic appeal of the structure a kick at the end of the day. However, one thing that many property owners and managers forget is the need to take good care of their property’s chimneys such as in chimney inspections and repairs so as to maintain their health and integrity at large.
You shouldn’t be lost to the fact that such odd weather conditions that we witness all around us will in due time come to have their bearing on the masonry works that go into our property’s chimneys. If not addressed as should be, these effects will in the end get to pose such a serious threat to the entire structural integrity of the chimney and the building at large. In the winter seasons, the bricks will get to shrink as a result of the freezing weather conditions and this in turn causes the mortar, the cement bonding them to stretch as well. Such kind of a failure in the cement so holding the bricks together ends up allowing moisture to get in through the cracks. With this water inside the cracks and between the layers of bricks on the chimneys, they get to freeze as well and as they freeze, they expand and this results in the separation of the upper rows of the bricks which in the end get to separate in such a slow and sure process. When we get to the summer seasons, the heat of the summer has an opposite effect on the bricks and layers forming the chimneys.
Added to this, you need to know of the fact that as years pass by and brick and stonework ages, there is increased the risk of weakening. Here is one more reason why it would be so wise of you to ensure that you have made provision for such regular chimney repairs services on your property and masonry works repair on your property so as to make sure that your building or commercial property is ever structurally sound and good enough for use and or habitation.