The roof of your home is one area you should consider investing in quality materials to ensure its durability and longevity. Natural deterioration happens with age, which causes roofs to become less effective at keeping water out; however environmental factors such as temperature fluctuations can also cause cracks over time- especially if they're subjecting it to rain or snow every day. This means that chimneys may be responsible for many leaks into our homes because their height makes them vulnerable points on any structure (and thus wide open).
What Could Go Wrong?
If a problem arises with your chimney, it could be due to the natural erosion of pointing. This occurs when individual bricks break away from their courses and lie flush against one another instead; you'll notice this most prominently atop-of -the line where there are gaps between pieces or missing altogether (think about what would happen if someone were tearing apart piece by piece).
The most common issues reported are jointing in the stonework which becomes clearer as time goes on since these problems aren't always immediate despite how quickly things may seem like they're progressing. Where you used to see mortar, there is now an empty space where the plasterer once worked. This indicates that some sort of problem has been identified and needs attention as soon as it can be solved!
Prevention Is Better
Those who ignore the signs of a neglected chimney stack are risking their safety by making it more difficult for them to get proper stack repairs done. This can lead directly to serious problems, which might even result in structural damages. If you want yours safe from any harm, make sure that you are periodically checked at least twice per year--and after storms/high winds---to avoid accidents just waiting around to happen.
When your chimney is not working as it should, water can get into the stack and cause more serious problems. This could lead to instability or even disintegration of parts inside!
Repointing is a quick and easy way to fix your problem, but it won't last. If you're caught in time with an issue before too much damage has been done, then all that may be required are professional repointing works from accredited contractors who will apply new mortar over old so as not leave any weaknesses or gaps where water could get into them again causing future problems down the track.
Mortar sometimes only lasts for short periods because once drywall comes up against its surface, there's no bond between both surfaces anymore - this means whenever something gets pushed hard enough against one side (like when someone kicks open their front door), they'll start popping out inch by painful inch.
In Summary
Make sure to monitor the conditions of this important asset at least once per year by hiring professionals for any needed maintenance work; also, consider doing so after storms and high winds have occurred recently too because these events were maybe responsible for damages not visible until later stages when repairs need consideration. If you don't check up on your chimney stack regularly, it will likely become neglected. This can lead to more serious problems that may require structural intervention or even cause its downfall in an accident - so be careful!