Chimney Repair and Chimney
Chimney repair is often first
needed somewhere on the chimney exterior. The exterior is
the most vulnerable part of your chimney. It
is constantly exposed to extreme and changing weather
problems include; cracked and deteriorated cement crowns,
missing mortar, spalling bricks and poorly installed flashing.
Chimney repair should be done at the first sign of a problem in
any of these areas.
The photo below is a good
example of a chimney that has been neglected for far too
long. It is so badly deteriorated that chimney repair is
no longer an option. It needs to be completely
rebuilt. If you look
closely you can see cracks in the cement crown and the bricks
You can save your
chimney from this fate by giving it some attention before the
elements begin to take their toll.
yearly chimney inspection with a
competent professional. He or she can recommend simple
chimney maintenance procedures that will help extend the life
of your chimney.
One of the most important things you can do to
protect your chimney is to have a chimney cover or covers
A chimney cover with screening will
prevent rain, snow and animals from entering the
chimney and causing damage. The installation of a chimney cover
should be considered a priority.
There are many different types and styles of
chimney covers on the market. It is not a good idea to select a
chimney cover based on price alone. Most cheap covers are just
that, CHEAP! They will rust and then stain everything around
them. We highly recommend stainless steel or copper chimney
The cement crown is another area of the
chimney that typically needs repair or maintenance. It's
not uncommon for cement crowns to develop cracks in just a few
years. A cement crown that is not maintained will
eventually lead to brick flaking (spalling), mortar breakdown
and even flue liner deterioration.
You can also protect your chimney
by having it treated with a coat of high quality
water repellant. You should make sure the water
repellant product you select is formulated for use on
chimneys. We use ChimneySaver™ water
repellant. One application of ChimneySaver™ will protect your
chimney for 10 years.
Chimney Repair and
Maintenance ServicesGoss Bros. Chimney Service provides a wide
variety of chimney repair and chimney maintenance
- Top mount
and Personal Attention
We offer fair rates for
all of our products and services. When you call Goss Bros. you
will receive the personal attention of an experienced chimney
If you'd like to discuss your
chimney needs, call Don at
814.734.7354 or send an email: