Maybe Santa Claus spilled some hot chocolate on your roof and it stained your chimney. Or a reindeer sharpened his antlers on your structure. No, those really are not reliable clues of a chimney leak. In fact what are the signs of a leaking chimney? Ask an experienced Northeastern Masonry & Chimney expert, not an astrologer or a holiday storyteller.
Northeastern Masonry & Chimney can identify evidence of a leaking chimney — and recommend a corrective plan of action. Sign up one of Northeastern Masonry & Chimney’s certified technicians for a professional evaluation. We will suggest how to correct problems related to a leaking chimney system — at a fair price offering lasting value. Call Northeastern Masonry & Chimney now at 518-767-9315 or schedule an appointment online.
The signs of leakage can be visual or smell-related. Perhaps you see rust streaks, brick deterioration or vegetation on your chimney or fireplace. Maybe your chimney and fireplace smell damp, mildewed or moldy. How can you tell for sure what the cause is? A professional annual inspection is your best insurance policy against further damage from water or moisture intrusion. During an inspection, Northern Masonry & Chimney identifies areas of water entry by a 25-point evaluation. We examine the flashing, the roof area surrounding the chimney, the chimney cap, the chimney crown and the masonry of the chimney itself. If a water problem is discovered, we will confer with you to devise an effective solution.
One obvious remedy is to waterproof your chimney. Our highly trained technicians can apply the most effective waterproofing products available, designed for chimney systems and protective of your masonry.
Perhaps your moisture problem is caused by improperly installed or poor-quality flashing material. Properly installed and maintained flashing is an effective tool for keeping water out of your chimney system. Let Northeastern Masonry & Chimney examine your flashing — and repair it if needed.
If you’re having water problems with your chimney system or would like to take preventive or corrective measures, call us at 518-767-9315. Take the guesswork out of a potential chimney deterioration from water intrusion. Consult professionals who know.
Before you go, a word about Northeastern Masonry & Chimney. We are your neighbors (or perhaps your neighbor’s neighbors) in the Capital District, the Hudson Valley, Northern and Central New York and Western Massachusetts. We are your local source for masonry and chimney excellence. Why is “local” so important? It helps us to understand our clients and their needs. It enables us to serve you better. We take pride of ownership in our local region and are dedicated to supporting our local economy. As a result of solid service and professionalism, Northeastern Masonry & Chimney has been able to extend its reach since we began in 1993. By faithfully serving more than 17,000 local and regional customers over the years, we know that customer satisfaction remains the key to our success — and the key to your happiness regarding chimney and fireplace matters.