While chimneys are very important, they can also be a problem. Chimneys are another penetration in your roofing system and that means leak potential. Many things can go wrong when dealing with a chimney. Flashing can be improperly installed. The brick can be absorbing water and busting. The mortor can deteriorate and fall from the joints. The mortor cap can crack and bust. The flue tile can bust also. As you can see there can be many problems with a chimney. A lot of people do not realize that thier chimneys aren’t even in use anymore. One less penetration in your roof means one less leak potential.
Removal of the chimney is the most cost efficient way to save yourself the headache of dealing with leak issues. Leaks can cause damage to the interior of your home. If your chimney is leaking you should consider having it inspected by a professional to see if it can be fixed or is in service.
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