Chimney Repair in Tonawanda & Amherst
Chimneys are one of the easiest places for water to enter your home. Chimneys are exposed to harsh weather year-round and the changing temperatures makes the masonry expand and contract which will eventually lead to cracking. It is important to fix this right away so you do not end up with costly water damage in your home. If the joints are cracked or pieces are falling out but the bricks are fine, you may be able to get away with tuckpointing. If the brick or stones are not damaged too badly you may have to cut out the damaged sections and replace them. If too much of the masonry is damaged, you may need to tear down most, if not all, of the brick/stone and rebuild it. It is also important to make sure the flashing on the chimney is adhered properly so that no water will leak through to the roof.
Another important part of your chimney is called the "crown" or cap. This is the part that covers the top of the chimney and holds the flue in place. It is important that the crown goes past the edge of the brick so that there is a drip ledge. This will ensure water is not dripping into your chimney. If there are cracks in your crown you will need to get it fixed. Water can leak into the bricks below and cause damage to the bricks and mortar. If it freezes, it can create even larger cracks and even pop the brick out.
McMahon & Sons offers professional chimney repair services with quality work that will last for years. Call us today to get a free estimate.
Proudly serving Tonawanda, Amherst, Getzville and the northern suburbs of Buffalo, NY.
Mcmahon & sons Mason Contractors
(716)553-3949 - tonawanda, NY
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