Protecting your chimney from water damage can be nearly impossible. Chimneys are most often constructed from porous masonry materials, which draw in and hold moisture, and they extend above the roofline of your chimney, completely unprotected from the elements. The only way to be sure that water isn’t doing damage to your chimney is by sealing it off from moisture with a specialized waterproofing treatment.
Water damage and your chimney
Water leaking in through your chimney can wreak havoc on your chimney and your home. Damages from water can weaken your chimney’s structure, as the moisture causes bricks and mortar to crumble. Moisture retained in chimney masonry can stain the exterior of your chimney, turning the masonry blue, green or black. Inside your chimney, water can cause damage to the chimney liner, and it can cause metal components of your fireplace and chimney system, such as the damper, fireplace grate and fireplace doors to rust and warp. In the heat of the summer, a damp chimney can stink, filling your entire home with an unpleasant odor.
When water penetrates your chimney, it doesn’t only endanger the chimney and fireplace system; it can do damage to your home. Water seeping in through your chimney can cause the support beams in your home to warp and rot. It can cause mold to grow on your roof and walls, and in your attic. Water leaking into your home through the chimney can warp walls and ceilings, and cause staining, warping and sagging. It can cause paint, wallpaper or ceiling plaster to peel away.
Protecting your chimney with waterproofing
Because of how damaging water can be to your chimney and your home, we recommend protecting your chimney with ChimneySaver Water Repellant! Once applied to your chimney, ChimneySaver Water Repellant prevents 99.9 percent of water from entering your chimney’s masonry. At the same time, ChimneySaver lets your chimney’s masonry breathe, allowing 100 percent of the water vapor that can form when your fireplace is in use to exit as it normally would through your chimney’s masonry. That means that, unlike other water sealants, ChimneySaver won’t trap moisture in your chimney!
ChimneySaver also provides protection that lasts. When applied properly, ChimneySaver Water Repellant continues to protect your chimney’s masonry from water for 10 years!
Schedule your ChimneySaver Water Repellant application today!
Water can cause major damage to your chimney and your home, which is why we recommend protecting your chimney with ChimneySaver Water Repellant. Don’t let jeopardize the health of your chimney’s masonry, your fireplace and your home’s structure! Have ChimneySaver applied to your chimney to keep it safe from the dangers of water penetration. Call A to Z Chimney Services to schedule your waterproofing today!