METAL CHIMNEY CAPS
METAL CHIMNEY CAPS KEEP OUT MOISTURE
Is your chimney falling apart? While cement caps are a common repair for cracked chimneys, its rare they last longer than 2 years. This is because cement does not have the ability to stay strong against expansion and movement. Steel does. Therefore we often recommend putting in a metal caps, which provide long term durability without sacrificing style or beauty!
The custom formed, galvanized steel caps are available in different paint or pre-finished options. And we offer stainless steel as well. With metal caps you can't go wrong.
Should You Repair Your Chimney?
Here are some common signs your chimney may need repair or replacement:
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EXPERT MASONRY AND CHIMNEY REPAIR FOR MICHIGAN HOMES
Rebuilding a chimney can be really hard on your roof, causing unintended damage.
A better practice is to have the chimney work done during a roof repair or replacement, so that you solve two problems, instead of solving one and creating another.
Wondering if it's time to repair your chimney? Then contact us today for a free in-person or virtual estimate!
Signs Of Water In Your Chimney
Stains near the fireplace, spalding bricks, effervescence on bricks, and crumbling or holes in morter all indicate that there is water in your chimney.
Cements caps tend to crack due to expansion and movement. If you're noticing cracks or structural decay, it's time to repair or replace.
Mold, Mildew and Rotting wood
All signs of decay and unwanted water sleeping down your chimney.
GALVANIZED STEEL AND PAINTED STEEL
Metal caps are more durable than their cement counterparts because they resist movement and expansion, which can cause problems if you don't keep up on maintenance!
You have options for either pre finished or color painting too - so there really is something perfect no matter what style of home yours fits into best!
IS A CHIMNEY JUST A HOLE IN YOUR ROOF?
Do you even need a chimney? Is it still serving of any use? In most modern homes, an efficient furnace or hot water heater could be cheaper than chimney repair.
These modern appliances often exhaust through side of the house, leaving your chimney just...sitting there. Contact us today for a straightforward, honest assessment on whether you actually need chimney repair...or just to plug the hole in your roof.
REPAIR OR REBUILD? IT DEPENDS.
Tuckpointing (Repairing) Prevents Moisture Leaks and Structural Stability:
Failure to repair your chimney's mortar joints can result in unwanted water seeping down your chimney. This can result in mold, mildew, and rotting wood if left ignored.
Failure to repair your chimney's mortar joints could eventually cause your chimney to lean or completely collapse.
Tuckpointing stops corrosion, which can prolong the lifespan of your chimney.
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If you think it's time for a roofing repair or replacement in the Lansing, Howell, and Owosso area....., please feel free to contact Weather Vane Roofing to set up a free assessment. One of our roof inspectors would be more than happy to come out to your home and have a look at your current roofing system. If it's time for a new roof, our roofing services earn the highest industry ratings, exceeding all industry standards in installation with a full guarantee from start to finish.
You may have questions. These are some we're often asked:
Water is infiltrating the cap or mortar joints, expanding and contracting, and causing the brick to spaul or fall apart. Typically this is caused by cracks in a concrete cap and can be remedied with a steel cap over the existing concrete cap.
Yes, having a custom made steel chimney cap made will drain the water off the lid of your chimney. They can be made in galvanized steel, pre-finshed painted steel, or stainless steel.
There are typically 3 places a chimney can leak near a chimney. One is from the flashing system around the base of the chimney, a second is through the mortar joints of the chimney, and the last is through the lid or top of the chimney. An inspection of your attic and the chimney on your roof will help one of our estimators determine which is the cause and what solution is best for your home.
If your chimney is not venting anything, and is not used for an active fireplace, then most likely it is just a hole in your roof that can be eliminated. The location of your chimney may also play a part whether that is possible also.
We do not advise using any false stone on your chimney. It is very difficult to flash into your roofing system, and we will not warranty any chimney flashings tied into a false stone chimney. There are vinyl stone alternatives that are perfect for these applications.
Tuckpointing is the process of removing and replacing deteriorated, damaged and missing mortar in between brick, block, stone and other masonry surfaces.
If a masonry chimney is not maintenced and water infiltrates the mortar joints or concrete cap then a re-build may be necessary. If the problem is addressed before major brick deterioration, then a tuckpoint and steel cap may take the place of a complete rebuild.
Weather Vane Roofing Exclusive Risk-Free Guarantees
Weather Vane Roofing offers exclusive risk-free guarantees for most of the work we do.
On complete roofing and siding jobs receive a lifetime guarantee on our workmanship.
Smaller jabs may have as much as a 10-year workmanship guarantee.
A revolutionary offer from Weather Vane Roofing on most Roofing Repairs:
If you decide to replace your roof within one year of this repair we will deduct the price of this repair, up to $1,000, from the price of your new, Weather Vane Roofing installed, roofing system.
Check with your estimator for the exact guarantees we can offer for your project.
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