Your home’s chimney faces a wide range of climate conditions each year. Typically the chimney receives the greatest amount of moisture exposure on a house, and, because it is free-standing above the roofline it is also prone to a frequent freeze/thaw cycle. This means that any water trapped in the bricks will expand, causing them to crack or spall (the breaking away of the brick face). The deterioration of the chimney often takes many years to begin, but left unchecked it will tend to get worse quite quickly. For the reasons mentioned above, most of the deterioration tends to happen over the course of winter.
A damaged chimney not only takes away from the beauty of the home, but can also be dangerous. Any loose or broken parts of the chimney can be a danger to any people, cars, etc. below it. Although less obvious, broken masonry can also be dangerous if it falls inward, this can affect the proper venting of smoke and heat.
Some of the signs that your chimney/fireplace might be in need of chimney repair and rebuilding in Toronto are:
If you suspect that your fireplace or chimney needs repair and rebuilding in Toronto and the GTA, please call for a free estimate.
Our qualified brick-masons are equipped with the proper tools, materials and expertise to return your chimney or fireplace back to perfect working order and appearance. Top Hat Chimney takes care to remove all debris from the job-site, ensuring that the homeowner’s property is left neat and clean.
Top Hat Chimney has been repairing and rebuilding chimneys in Toronto and the GTA since 1978, and guarantees all work against any defect in materials and workmanship.
Our technicians are available to answer your questions. Call 416-785-9003 to learn more or to arrange a free estimate on your chimney repair and rebuilding in Toronto.