It’s summertime, and we’re guessing your chimney hasn’t been seeing much use on these bright, high-temperature days. That said, this doesn’t mean it doesn’t need some professional care! Many tend to put their fireplace and chimney out of mind during these warmer seasons, figuring maintenance can wait until fall.
Well, we don’t think this is the best route. In fact, we encourage our customers to schedule repairs and maintenance now! Learn why summer is the ideal time for your chimney repairs, and feel free to give us a call to learn more. We’d love to hear from you!
Ideal Temperature Range
When it comes to things like tuckpointing and other masonry repair services, the materials and products we use to get the job done need time to properly cure in an appropriate temperature range. Summer lends more ideal weather for these repairs than the colder winter months. In fact, doing these repairs in the winter often leads to poorer results that won’t stand the test of time.
Along with this, working on steep roofs is safer in the summertime when we’re not dealing with slippery ice and snow. Scheduling your services now is much appreciated by our team of sweeps! And we’ll be able to get the job done more efficiently since there’s less to work around in terms of environmental hazards.
Tackling Winter Damage ASAP
It’s not uncommon for winter weather to take a toll on your chimney. The freeze/thaw process, in particular, is something you want to be wary of, and if your system isn’t protected you could have experienced some significant damage during this colder time of year. If this is the case for you, you’ll want to invest in repairs and waterproofing services as soon as you can!
Along with this, your system tends to experience more use during the cold winter months (understandably), so common wear and tear is expected. Or it could be that your chimney cap, damper, or other chimney component is on its last leg after this last burning season.
In the end, it’s always good to ensure any winter-related damages are addressed promptly come summer, so that any current damages don’t continue to get worse.
Most wait until fall weather arrives before they even think about scheduling inspections, sweepings, and other care. This leads to full schedule books on our end, and it could make it more difficult to find an appointment time that’s convenient for you. Fall is typically our busiest season!
On the flip side, our summer schedule is usually a lot more open, and it should be no problem finding a time slot that fits in best with your calendar. We also know fall can be a busy time of year with schools starting up again and many fall activities in full swing! Why make an already hectic time even crazier? Schedule now to avoid the stress.
No Wait Come Autumn
Another big benefit to scheduling chimney and masonry repairs in the summer months is that, come autumn, your chimney will be all set and ready for use. Once leaves begin to fall and temperatures cool down, sitting around a cozy fireplace suddenly sounds like the most enjoyable activity ever. But if you have yet to schedule your annual maintenance, you won’t be able to do this!
And if repairs are needed, you’ll be waiting an especially long time for something that could have been easily done in the summertime months.
Get maintenance out of the way now to ensure you can light a fire whenever your heart desires this fall and winter.
Invest in Repair Services From Us Today
We offer a wide range of masonry repair services, from tuckpointing to brick replacement to leak repairs and more. Whatever damage you’re facing, we’re certain we can help!
And once we’re done with any necessary repair work, we can talk about preventative maintenance. Things like waterproofing, a sturdy chimney cap, properly installed flashing, and more, can take you far in terms of avoiding damage down the line. We’d be happy to discuss your options, then find the best plan for you moving forward.
Not Sure Where You Stand? Schedule an Inspection!
If you’re concerned about the state of your chimney or have noticed damages and imperfections that you think may need some attention, then it may be time to get an inspection on the books. Annual inspections are recommended by the CSIA and they ensure your system is looking good and functioning safely with every burning season.
If you’re not sure what your chimney needs, schedule an inspection with us today! Our CSIA-certified crew would be happy to take a look to see if any further maintenance is required. Your safety and satisfaction is our number one priority.
Ready to get started? Give us a call at 434-443-5309 today!