When Chimneys Start to Crumble: An Introduction to Chimney Repointing

When Chimneys Start to Crumble: An Introduction to Chimney Repointing

If you start to notice your chimney looking a little off-kilter or the bricks looking a little loose, it’s not because Santa Claus wedged himself in there too tightly last Christmas. Because the mortar in between chimney bricks is exposed to the elements, over time, it starts to crumble, which can cause moisture to seep into the structure and eventually lead to collapse or the need to replace the structure. To avoid serious structural damage, if you notice that your chimney looks off, contact a Toronto roofing company right away to fix the problem and prevent future damage through a process known as chimney repointing.

When a Toronto roofing company repoints a chimney, they replace or restore the mortar in between the bricks. First, the roofing experts will spray down the chimney, making the remaining mortar wet enough for the new mortar to stick. Then, they will mix the mortar to the right consistency before filling the joints between the brick with the new mortar, starting with the horizontal joints, and then moving to the vertical. After the mortar is somewhat dry, they will clean off any excess mortar before covering the chimney in a tarp and letting it set for about 72 hours. If the mortar around the chimney cap is loose or the cap is cracked, they may also replace or repair the cap.

The Cutting Edge is a Toronto roofing company with more than 20 years’ experience performing roof repairs, including chimney repointing for individuals, homeowners associations, engineers, architects, realtors, insurance adjusters, and more. We will mix mortar to match the color and texture of your existing mortar, and we have experience with the delicate procedure of replacing the mortar on historic structures, as well.

If you are searching for a reputable Toronto roofing company, contact The Cutting Edge Roofing Company, a family-owned contractor with more than 26 years in the business. In addition to repairs, we also clean and install eavestroughs. Because we are a full-service company, we are proud to offer a wide range of roofing services, including installation, repair, skylights, caulking, fixing ventilation, and even installing siding. For more information or to request an estimate, call us at 416-607-6376 (Toronto) or 905.686.9977 (Durham) or visit our website at www.thecuttingedgeroofing.com.

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