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The chimney is arguably a feature that most people take for granted till the time it starts to show signs of deterioration. Most homeowners forget it even exists and neglects regular maintenance of the feature as well. But it’s important to keep in mind that a chimney isn’t just a passive structure. Its simple appearance can be misleading and it actually performs a number of functions. It can have complex construction and regular maintenance of the feature is important.

Since the chimney is constantly exposed to the elements, it can prove to be a safety hazard. Loose masonry materials, flue obstructions, weather-damaged systems all pose a threat to you and your family members. This is why we at Chicago Fireplace Inc recommend that you get regular maintenance done. This goes a long way in preventing deterioration, damage and excessively high chimney repair costs in the future.

Masonry Chimneys

These features are built using materials such as mortar, concrete, brick, flue tile, cast iron, steel, stone and concrete block. A masonry chimney will always have some or all of these materials in its structure. Water penetration, as well as direct contact with water, has an adverse impact on all these materials.  Chimney leaks can often lead to major damages to your chimney and should be taken care of.  If your masonry is in need of repair make sure to also check your chimney liner in case it is in need of repair as well.

Chimney Water Penetration

Al the masonry materials used in chimney construction (aside from stone) become impacted by prolonged exposure to water. These materials are affected by the freeze-thaw cycle which causes cracks in the structure. When water infiltrates the chimney, the cast iron and steel parts start to weaken over time. Even stone chimneys can lose stability if the mortar holding them together deteriorates due to water penetration.

Regular maintenance and timely repairs of Chicago chimney masonry can go a long way in keeping the structure in good shape. When choosing a company fo your chimney service make sure you find a reputable chimney masonry contractor.  For more information, don’t hesitate to call Chicago  Fireplace Inc. at 630-655-0644 or contact us through our website.

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    Our trained, certified chimney & fireplace crews have the experience they need to provide a flawless repair or full fireplace or chimney installation.


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