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How Cold Weather Affects Your Chimney

As the brutally cold winter weather begins settling into the Hudson Valley, it is time to keep an eye on the exterior of your masonry chimney. According to the Chimney Institute of America (CSIA), the majority of masonry damage occurs during periods of freezing temperatures. This damage can become even worse as the cold accelerates the deterioration of the bricks and mortar joints. This is why All Seasons Chimney would like to tell you more about our professional chimney masonry repair services. We can even help you prevent this type of cold weather chimney damage from occurring.

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Because masonry materials are porous, the bricks and mortar joints of your chimney absorb a lot of water. As the temperatures start to drop below 32 degrees Fahrenheit, any moisture that is absorbed in those masonry materials will freeze and expand within the bricks and mortar joints. The real damage occurs when the weather warms up. The force of the water thawing out can cause the masonry materials to crack, break apart, and even become loose from the chimney structure. After a long, cold winter with multiple freeze/thaw cycles, there can be quite a bit of masonry damage.

How can All Seasons Chimney help me with cold weather chimney damage?

You can trust our CSIA-certified chimney technicians, who are trained and experienced in repairing chimney masonry. They can take care of any professional repair needs you may have. We use masonry techniques like tuckpointing to remove the damaged bricks and mortar joints and replace them with matching masonry materials. Our chimney professionals can also help you avoid these chimney problems by making sure your chimney is protected from water penetration. We provide professional chimney cap sales and installation services, and we can construct and repair a flashing system that keeps water from leaking where the chimney meets the roof. We recommend our professional chimney waterproofing services to give your chimney the ultimate protection against water penetration damage.

Keep your chimney safe this winter from cold weather damage that could jeopardize the soundness of its structure. Contact us at All Seasons Chimney today to schedule an appointment for our professional chimney waterproofing services.

We Love Serving Poughkeepsie

For over 25 years, All Seasons Chimney has been providing comprehensive fireplace and chimney care to the Hudson Valley area, and one of the cities we are proud to serve is Poughkeepsie. Our technicians are all certified by the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) and can be trusted to provide excellent and reliable chimney maintenance and repair services. We would like to tell you more about the types of services we offer to the residents of Poughkeepsie.

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CHIMNEY SWEEPING

The majority of national fire safety organizations like the CSIA and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommend that you have your chimney professionally swept at least once a year to prevent dangerous fire hazards. When the certified sweeps from All Seasons Chimney perform a chimney cleaning, they will remove all of the accumulated creosote from your chimney and check for any blockages that could cause problems. This service guarantees that your chimney is clean and safe to use.

CHIMNEY INSPECTIONS

Using our closed circuit video cameras, the technicians from All Seasons Chimney will examine the accessible parts of your chimney to look for damage and other possible problems. They will also ensure your chimney is structurally sound and that every part of your heating appliance is correctly installed and connected. Also recommended annually by national fire safety groups, a chimney inspection guarantees your fireplace and chimney functions safely and properly.

CHIMNEY REPAIRS

One of our specialties is relining chimneys. A chimney liner is essential for the safe use of your fireplace or other heating appliance, and if the liner is damaged, you are at risk of a devastating chimney fire or a possible carbon monoxide leak. All Seasons Chimney can repair damaged liners or install a new stainless steel liner to protect your home from fire hazards. We also troubleshoot leaky chimneys to repair leaks and to prevent water penetration with waterproofing and flashing.

MASONRY REPAIRS

The experienced masons at All Seasons Chimney can repair damaged masonry on your chimney as well as rebuild masonry chimneys. We can also construct chimney crowns that cover your chimney to protect it from water leaks.

CHIMNEY INSTALLATIONS

Not only can the technicians at All Seasons Chimney install prefabricated chimneys, but we can also install different components of chimney systems, including chimney caps, fireplace dampers, and stainless steel chase covers.

Along with all of our chimney services, All Seasons Chimney also provides dryer vent cleaning services that can prevent a residential clothes dryer fire. If you live in Poughkeepsie, contact us for any chimney need you may have.