How Cold Weather Affects Your Chimney

As the brutally cold winter weather begins settling into the Hudson Valley, it is time to keep an eye on the exterior of your masonry chimney. According to the Chimney Institute of America (CSIA), the majority of masonry damage occurs during periods of freezing temperatures. This damage can become even worse as the cold accelerates the deterioration of the bricks and mortar joints. This is why All Seasons Chimney would like to tell you more about our professional chimney masonry repair services. We can even help you prevent this type of cold weather chimney damage from occurring.

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Because masonry materials are porous, the bricks and mortar joints of your chimney absorb a lot of water. As the temperatures start to drop below 32 degrees Fahrenheit, any moisture that is absorbed in those masonry materials will freeze and expand within the bricks and mortar joints. The real damage occurs when the weather warms up. The force of the water thawing out can cause the masonry materials to crack, break apart, and even become loose from the chimney structure. After a long, cold winter with multiple freeze/thaw cycles, there can be quite a bit of masonry damage.

How can All Seasons Chimney help me with cold weather chimney damage?

You can trust our CSIA-certified chimney technicians, who are trained and experienced in repairing chimney masonry. They can take care of any professional repair needs you may have. We use masonry techniques like tuckpointing to remove the damaged bricks and mortar joints and replace them with matching masonry materials. Our chimney professionals can also help you avoid these chimney problems by making sure your chimney is protected from water penetration. We provide professional chimney cap sales and installation services, and we can construct and repair a flashing system that keeps water from leaking where the chimney meets the roof. We recommend our professional chimney waterproofing services to give your chimney the ultimate protection against water penetration damage.

Keep your chimney safe this winter from cold weather damage that could jeopardize the soundness of its structure. Contact us at All Seasons Chimney today to schedule an appointment for our professional chimney waterproofing services.