Hynes Roofing & Siding offers a wide range of chimney repair services. In extreme temperatures to heavy rain and snow, even the toughest-built chimney can deteriorate over time. A settling foundation can also affect your chimney, causing ugly cracks and serious structural problems. No matter what the cause, a damaged chimney can detract from the beauty and value of your home. From cracked masonry, leaks, blocked chimney caps, and poorly fitting dampers, our experienced technicians have solved nearly every chimney problem you can imagine.
If you have a chimney problem that you need fixed, call us or click below to request a free estimate in Ardmore, Wayne, Havertown or nearby. Our technicians will evaluate your situation and recommend the best solution for your needs.
The chimney crown acts as a roof to your chimney structure, protecting the flue and top of the chimney against deterioration or damage from weather. The chimney crown is different from the chimney cap, which is an attachment that is added to the top of the flue pipe to keep debris out of the chimney flue.
If there are cracks or voids in your chimney crown, this can allow water to seep inside the bricks and mortar of your chimney, causing expensive damage over time. Our chimney technicians can repair or rebuild the crown of your chimney to help prevent the need for costly water damage repairs.
If your chimney crown is severely worn, has pieces missing, or is lacking structural integrity, it might be best to replace it with a new concrete crown. We can build a new crown for your chimney with durable concrete and a design that will direct water away from the bricks and mortar and keep your chimney as dry as possible.
If you notice that your chimney’s mortar is cracked or deteriorating, tuckpointing can help prevent further damage. Tuckpointing involves scraping out damaged mortar and replacing it with new mortar to restore the original condition of your chimney. We will expertly match your existing mortar, so you won't notice where the mortar was replaced.
Cracked or crumbling mortar joints are not only ugly, but they can also allow water to seep inside your chimney, causing serious and expensive damage. If you have loose bricks or stones or cracks in your mortar, our trained technicians will inspect your chimney and recommend the best solution to ensure it is functioning safely and looks beautiful.
Tuckpointing is a mortar technique in which different color mortars are used to make it appear as if the joint is thinner than it actually is. This method makes bricks look closely laid together and often is seen as a cleaner finish than wide mortar joints.
Another important part of your chimney is your flashing. The flashing is generally a sheet of metal that connects the chimney and your roof. Its purpose is to prevent leaks. Leaks into your chimney can be particularly problematic which is why it's very important that your flashing is properly installed and maintained.
Here at Hynes Roofing & Siding we can repair your damaged flashing or replace it. We work with a variety of flashing types including copper flashing.
Regular chimney maintenance is important for preventing damage and expensive chimney repairs, however, all chimneys require repair at one time or another.
If you notice smoke coming into your home or that your home is drafty, you should consider having your fireplace damper inspected. Hynes Roofing & Siding also installs chimney caps and chase covers.
Contact us today to find out more about our chimney repair services or to request your free estimate.