Summer is the best time to do a lot of things. Swimming at the beach, hiking, wearing shorts and tank tops, canoeing. All of these things are so much better when the weather is warm and sunny! There are other things that are better to do in the summer as well. One of these things is getting your chimney repaired. There are several good reasons for this. Unfortunately, if you wait too long and the weather gets bad, it simply isn’t possible to be out in the elements working in the cold and snow.

Why Summer is Better

First of all, winter is hard on your chimney. You spend a lot of time in the winter burning fires. Heating the rooms in your home or using your fireplace recreationally adds a cozy ambiance on a cold evening! Over the course of the winter, creosote builds up in your chimney and the freeze/thaw cycle takes place. Consequently, sometimes you can even have a chimney fire that goes undetected. It’s a great idea to have your chimney inspected and cleaned right away in the summer. So, if any repairs are necessary, you will have the summer to arrange for the work to be done.

Another reason that it’s a good idea to have your chimney work done in the summer is simple courtesy. If you were a worker, it’s certain you’d prefer to work outdoors during the summer instead of in the cold and wind. Not only is this courteous, but it could also get the work finished more quickly. Is your repair work is being done on the exterior of your home? If so, rain, wind, or cold weather might delay that work for days or even weeks! If you want the job done in a timely manner, consider scheduling the work in the summer months. This is because the likelihood of severe weather conditions aren’t as likely.

There are also some jobs that need heat. One example of this is masonry work or tuckpointing. If the mortar between the bricks or blocks of your chimney is beginning to peel or flake, it will need to be replaced. This procedure is called tuckpointing. Because of the nature and consistency of mortar, it requires a certain amount of time to cure or dry. This works best in warm weather. For a stronger, more reliable job of tuckpointing, or any other mortar work, you’ll want to have the work done in warm weather.

Call the Best

All repair needs aren’t visible to the untrained eye. Therefore, the first step you should take is to call a CSIA certified professional from Chim Cheroo Chimney Service to inspect your chimney and to advise you on necessary repairs. If you don’t need repairs, they’ll be able to give your chimney a thorough cleaning and then you’ll be set. If repairs are needed, you’ll be able to get scheduled for the work and get it done quickly and efficiently!