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Has Rain Been Making Your Chimney Leak?

Rainy weather can really put a damper on your week. Outdoor activities get canceled, water puddles show up everywhere, everything gets muddy, and you may start experiencing leaks throughout your home. If rainwater has been causing problems in and around your chimney, then it’s time you invest in repairs and find solutions that will help you out in the future. The certified staff at A-1 Chimney Specialist is here to help you out!Has Rain Been Making Your Chimney Leak - Tullahoma, TN - A-1 Chimney

Taking Preventive Action

So, what can you do to stop leaks from forming? There are a few great options we have for protecting your chimney and home. Remember, though, that any repairs should be addressed before we start on any preventative work. This will ensure your chimney is in great health from the get-go and stays that way for years to come.

First of all, let’s talk about chimney caps. Chimney caps keep water out of your flue and keep your chimney liner protected and in good condition. The best part is, they have other perks, as well! They help to keep out animals and serve as spark arrestors. In addition, they prevent debris from clogging up your flue and stop annoying downdrafts from swooping through your home.

We can easily install a chimney cap for you – and they’re affordable, too! Count on our staff to get the job done right the first time. It’s a great purchase that we know you won’t regret.

Next, we can examine the flashing and the chimney crown. If these parts are damaged, that may be a big contributing factor to your water problems. Flashing helps seal the area where your roof and chimney meet, and the crown directs rainwater out and away from your masonry. We can seal cracks, patch holes, and replace any parts as necessaryv .

Lastly, we strongly encourage homeowners to invest in waterproofing. Waterproofing provides a protective coating for the chimney, while still allowing your brickwork the ability to breath out necessary moisture and vapors. It’s the perfect way to ensure your system stays standing tall for years while eliminating leaks and water damage. It’s affordable and we can get the job done fast. Why wait? Make your appointment with us today.

Other Negative Impacts Of Water

Neglect and lack of regular maintenance leads to lots of problems, and when it comes to moisture and masonry, leaks won’t be your only issue when preventative measure aren’t in place. Water damage comes in all shapes and forms, some of which include clogs, decay, rust, rot, stains, and more. The more issues your system faces, the worse off you’ll be, and you may eventually face a chimney settlement or collapse.

Investing in preventative measures and regular maintenance early on is always a better and more cost-effective investment option than neglecting everything until you need expensive repairs. Give us a call, so that we can set your chimney up with all of the tools necessary for maintaining a long and healthy life.

How Water Gets Into Your Chimney

With springtime rains falling, it’s not uncommon to notice leaks and excess water throughout your fireplace. But just how does this water enter? Chimneys are built to be strong and sturdy, so it’s hard to believe that water can find its way in so easily. Unfortunately, there are lots of way it can sneak in, which is why taking preventative measures ahead of time is so important.How Water Gets Inside Your Chimney - Tullahoma TN - A-1 Chimney

Learn more below, so you can prepare yourself for any bad weather that comes your way. If you think your chimney may need some help with water damage, call in an expert right away!

Missing A Cap?

If you have yet to invest in a chimney cap, then leaks will likely become a reoccurring issue for you. Chimney flues are necessary so that gases and toxins can properly escape when your fireplace is in use. Yet, when rain falls, these openings leave your chimney exposed and vulnerable to excess water. A chimney cap is a simple and inexpensive fix for your problem. Invest in one today to kiss water issues good-bye!

If you have a chimney cap, but still have problems with leaks, it may need to be repaired or replaced. The staff at A-1 Chimney Specialist is ready to help you out! We are trained to install your cap securely and correctly, and we have tons of different styles, so you are sure to find the size, fit, and material for your home.

Does Your Flashing Need Work?

Another spot leaks can enter is right where your chimney and roof meet. Both your chimney and roof are made from different materials so, as the seasons change, they will expand and contract at different times. This causes small openings to form, through which water can easily enter.

Having flashing installed will help seal this gap and keep water at bay. Throughout time, your flashing may become damaged or rusted. It takes on a lot of wear and tear, and all that bad weather can eventually cause tears in the metal, rust to form, and the caulk can become loose and unsteady. You need the right professionals on the job. At A-1 Chimney, we provide you with a tight, strong seal so nothing will penetrate your roof any time soon.

Is Your Crown Cracked?

A chimney crown works hard through years of bad weather to direct water away from your brickwork. Yet, sometimes it can break down and crack, allowing water to enter through it. Let us take a look to ensure your crown is in suitable condition! After performing any repairs, we can waterproof it, so leaks won’t be something you have to worry about for years to come.

Give Us A Call

Keep your home looking great and working efficiently by investing in repair services from A-1 Chimney Specialist today! We know where to check for issues and can address them in a timely manner, so you will have your fireplace back to normal in no time.