We still have some time before the cold winter weather eases up and spring arrives in full swing, but that doesn’t mean you should wait to get your chimney repairs scheduled. Snow, sleet, and the freezing temperatures associated with this season can take a toll on your masonry’s health and longevity, but by taking the right steps now, you can avoid bigger problems down the line.
All in all, getting necessary maintenance done sooner, rather than later is always the safest and most cost-effective route to take, and here at Winston’s Chimney Service, we are here to help with it all. Get your appointment booked today!
Staying On Top Of Water Damage
One of the biggest threats to your masonry’s wellbeing is too much exposure to moisture. Your brickwork and mortar absorb water easily when not adequately protected, and when temperatures drop and this water freezes and expands, your structure experiences more pressure than ever. Once it thaws, your structure settles and shifts, and when this scenario (known as the freeze/thaw process) happens multiple times a season, your masonry ends up suffering a lot of long-term effects.
Water can also cause your metal components to rust, your crown to crumble, any woodwork to rot, and all kinds of clogs to occur. All in all, getting the protection you deserve is a must, but before doing so, your system has to be in tip-top shape. We can administer repairs as needed, whether you need brick replacement, tuckpointing services, rebuilding work completed, or something else, then we can help you out with any preventative maintenance, too.
All in all, once we’re through, you’ll be able to stress less for years to come. The peace of mind is well worth it! Call today.
Avoiding Scheduling Conflicts
Another reason to waste no time calling is to avoid any scheduling conflicts down the line. Like we said, the sooner you get any necessary repair work completed, the better off you will be, but many homeowners get the same idea come spring, and our books fill up fast in the first warm weeks of the year.
If you have a busy lifestyle and a calendar full of school events, sports activities, after-school practices, meetings, and more, then you’ll want to call as soon as possible to get your ideal spot reserved! Otherwise, you may find yourself forced to put repairs on the back burner, which could hurt your structure more in the long run.
What Can Our Team Do To Help?
As we mentioned before, our experts can handle any number of masonry repairs, so no matter what type of damage you are facing, our crew is qualified to lend a hand. We can even offer rebuilding services for your crown, chimney, or liner if a simple repair job or quick fix just won’t do it.
But how can we ensure damages don’t occur again down the line? Well, that’s where our preventative maintenance comes in! One service you’ll want completed is waterproofing. We use specially formulated products on your brickwork that keep water out without affecting the look and function of your structure.
What makes these products better suited for your chimney than store-bought paints and sealers? Vapor-permeability. This means any pre-absorbed moisture won’t get stuck in your bricks and mortar, thus continuing to break things down. All in all, if you’re looking for better protection, then professional waterproofing is the right route to take!
We can also talk about installing a top-sealing damper, a chimney cap, and some flashing to ensure that water has no chance to penetrate your system whatsoever. All of these cover the most vulnerable areas of your chimney, ensuring you stay better protected, no matter what the weather is doing outside.
Where Do I Start?
Ready to get this process going? Great. The first thing you’ll want to do is set up an inspection with our team. This will give us a chance to look things over and figure out just how bad your masonry damage is. Once we get a clear analysis of where we’re at, we can suggest further services based on your specific situation. Whatever the case, we are certain we can lead you in the right direction.
Why Trust Winston’s Chimney?
Why is the crew at Winston’s Chimney Service the ones to trust throughout Northern Virginia? We hold certifications with the CSIA, the NFI, and the FIRE, and we have received many positive reviews and 5-star ratings throughout the Web. We also have an A+ rating with the BBB, and we take education very seriously – in an industry that’s ever-evolving, this is a must.
All in all, we value your happiness, comfort, and safety above all else, and we will do everything we can to ensure you stay satisfied. Make the right move by giving us a call today – you won’t regret it!