Chimneys are constantly exposed to the elements, more so than any other part of your home as they project above the roof line – making them vulnerable to erosion and damage caused by moisture.
The materials that chimneys are typically made from are prone to absorbing moisture which, if left untreated, can lead to a multitude of frustrating and costly problems for many homeowners. A lot of people are unaware of just how essential a chimney inspection can be.
Weatherproofing is an essential part of chimney maintenance and just like creosote, moisture can increase the risk of chimney fires as well as house fires. It is recommended to get your chimney weatherproofed every 10 years to ensure your chimney is well maintained and in good working order.
Benefits of weatherproofing your chimney with The Stove and Fireplace Builder include;
Prevention of Leaks, Rot, Erosion, and Collapse
Due to adverse weather conditions and excessive exposure to the elements without proper chimney inspection, your chimney could become vulnerable to damage – up to and including chimney collapse.
We use water-based products to ensure that vapours can pass through the bricks whilst the chimney is in use. Weatherproofing your chimney will ensure that these vapours do not get trapped, which can later contribute to the spalling, scaling, deterioration, and freeze-thaw damage of your chimney.
Non Glossy Look
Ensures a natural looking matte finish, that won’t stick out compared to the rest of the building
Request a quote
Protects your chimney from unsightly damp stains and white efflorescent (white salt) stains.
Just like any other surface in your home, chimneys will grow mould. The dampness, poor ventilation, and darkness of a chimney gives fungus the perfect growing conditions. Weatherproofing will help prevent moisture getting into the chimney by sealing it from the outside.
The freezing and thawing of a chimney can have hazardous effects if not looked after and maintained. As moisture seeps into the brick, the change in temperature can cause bricks to expand and contract, eventually leading to cracks in your chimney. If left untreated could eventually cause your chimney to collapse.
Here at The Stove and Fireplace Company, we believe that helping to save the planet is important, therefore all weatherproofing products we use are environmentally friendly.
At The Stove and Fireplace Builder, we pride ourselves on the professional standards and high quality of our work. We guarantee that you will not be left unsatisfied!
Unsure if your chimney needs weatherproofed? Book a chimney inspection with one of our highly trained technicians today.