4 Animals That Can Cause Chimney Damage This Spring

Along with warmer temperatures and April showers, animals will be coming out of hibernation or returning from a winter in the south, you’ll be seeing more paws, claws and tails soon!

While these animals may be cute, the search for a perfect home to raise their young can easily lead them to your chimney! Companies providing brick pointing in Langhorne, PA can help you check and see if your chimney is protected and also repair damage caused by animals. Four of the most common critters that may try to move in with you this spring include…

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Brick Pointing & Chimney Repair in Bucks County, PA

This spring, choose the skilled and experienced team at Above All Chimney & Masonry for brick pointing and chimney repair throughout the Greater Philadelphia area, among a variety of other masonry and hardscaping services.

Our stone pointing services will enhance the look of your home while upgrading its durability for years to come. We can restore your stone to match the existing material, regardless of color or texture. We also offer chimney inspections to ensure it’s in optimal working condition and catch potential issues before they turn into more costly repairs.

If you’re interested in chimney cleaning services in Bucks County, PA and beyond, schedule your FREE estimate today by calling 215-664-8884!

 

3 Types of Chimney Damage Caused by Moisture

Spring is almost here! Everyone knows that April showers tend to bring May flowers, but they may also start to bring moisture damage to your chimney starting in March.

If you notice any of the following signs of moisture damage, make sure you contact our team at Above All Chimney & Masonry, the leaders in chimney repair for the Philadelphia region, to have any issue corrected before it becomes too late!

  • Spalling. Bricks are porous materials, meaning that they can absorb moisture relatively easily. After winter, bricks may start to break when absorbed water expands as the temperature rises. Spalling is much more than just a cosmetic issue and can cause structural breakdown of the chimney if left unchecked for too long. It can also affect the resale value of your home, as no buyer wants to purchase a home with a crumbling chimney. Custom brick-pointing from our experts can correct spalling.
  • Damage to mortar. Repeated cycles of water absorption, freezing and thawing can take a serious toll on your mortar. Over time, you may notice large cracks in the mortar between the bricks of your chimney. Crumbling mortar can put you and your home at risk, so make sure you call for chimney repair should you notice that your mortar is starting to fade.
  • Liner deterioration. If water is allowed to seep into the chimney, it can cause rusting and deterioration of your firebox. The most common reason for liner deterioration is the lack of a chimney cap, which prevents rainwater, snow, leaves and animals from entering your home through the chimney. A crack in the flue can also cause moisture to damage your liner. If you notice that your firebox damage is so severe that it’s showing rust, you should have a complete chimney inspection completed to ensure safety.

Noticing moisture damage in your chimney? Don’t panic! Call our team at Above All Chimney & Masonry at ​215-664-8884 for a free estimate and more information on our masonry services in Bucks County today!

VIDEO: Above All Chimney Can Repair or Install Masonry for Your Property

Above All Chimney & Masonry can repair damage to any masonry work on your home. Stonework is often the very first thing that people see when they visit a home, therefore, it is a vital to maintain your chimneys, sidewalks, patios and steps for that aesthetic appeal. We can repair or install several different stones including brick, stone or stucco.

For over 20 years, Above All Chimney & Masonry has provided a variety of services including chimney repair in Philadelphia, hardscaping such as brick repair and stone pointing, and masonry in Montgomery County, PA. Leave it to our professionals at Above All Chimney & Masonry to restore your home when the exterior begins to deteriorate or your chimneys need to be cleaned.

 

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