How often do you look at the chimney on your Dayton, NJ roof? I’m going to take a guess and say not too often. Over time and from winter seasons, your chimney goes through a lot of wear and tear. Inspecting your chimney every now and then can prevent paying lump sums for repairs. Here are some early signs that your Dayton NJ chimney is in need of some repairs.
- 1. Cracking in the chimney crown. Even minor cracks can be a problem and lead to leaking. Freezing and thawing of water that has settled in the cracks can quickly make the cracks bigger. Though these cracks can cause big problem for your chimney and roof, it is but a minor and cheap repair. Just make sure to contact a Dayton roofing contractor right away.
2. A damaged mortar. The mortar takes the most wear and tear from wind and weather. It doesn’t take very long for erosion to take its course. Luckily, this repair is quite minor and inexpensive as well. It’d be a quick fix for a Dayton roofing company.
3. Buildup of salt on the brick. This means that water is penetrating your chimney. That’s especially bad during winter when the penetrated water will freeze and then thaw a lot, causing the chimney crown to become loose.
You should inspect your chimney annually even the smallest signs of damage. Leaving anything as is can result in much bigger damages and expenses on both your chimney and roof. For a very thorough inspection, you can choose to hire an experienced roofing contractor.
Biondo Contracting does professional roofing and chimney repairs all over the Dayton area in towns such as Avenel, Colonia, Cranbury, Dayton, Dunellen, East Brunswick, Edison, Fords, Franklin Park, Helmetta, Iselin, Jamesburg, Kendall Park, Menlo Park, Metuchen, Middlesex, Milltown, Monmouth Junction, Monroe Twp., New Brunswick, North Brunswick, Old Bridge, Highland Park, Parlin, Perth Amboy, Piscataway, Plainsboro, Sayreville, South Amboy, South Brunswick, South Plainfield, South River, Spotswood, Woodbridge, and many more. Call today for a free roofing estimate.