Laconia NH Chimney Leaks & Waterproofing
It covers over 70% of Earth’s surface and is the foundation of life, but water is the mortal enemy of masonry chimneys. In fact, chimney leaks are as common as snowfall in the winter in Laconia and New Hampshire. So, if you notice brick staining or cracks, missing mortar, bits of clay in the firebox, or a damaged or missing chimney cap or chase top, please call Fire N’ Stone at (603) 451-1222 to schedule a Chimney Inspection as soon as possible.
Or, if you prefer, make the pleasant 20-minute journey down Daniel Webster Highway (US 3 south) on the other side of the lake to visit our stunning 3,400-square-foot showroom nearby in Tilton. You can consult with a Certified Chimney Professional and see the latest fireplaces and stoves on display. Our showroom is conveniently located at 539 Laconia Rd (NH 11), Tilton, NH 03276.
Chimney Leaking in Laconia?
Here in Laconia and across the Lakes Region, we average 46 inches of rain and 67 inches of snowfall annually. We get precipitation 67% of the year. Unfortunately, that amount of water can quickly accelerate the deterioration of a masonry chimney, leading to extensive repairs, mold, mildew, and even pests. That’s why Fire N’ Stone recommends waterproofing your chimney to protect it from water damage.
Residing in Laconia, NH, is like living in a year-round paradise. From ice skating and snowboarding in the winter to jet skiing and relaxing on the sandy beaches in the summer, there is always something fun and exciting to do.
However, since we spend so much time enjoying the great outdoors, we may not notice a chimney leak that needs repair. Heavy snow that accumulates on the flashing, pooling water from melting snow, rain, and hail, can damage bricks and mortar, the chimney cap, chimney crown and even cause the flashing to warp, rust, or corrode. These are all common entry points where water can enter the chimney.
Since moisture intrusion isn’t always readily apparent, be on the lookout for the following signs of a leaky chimney:
• Chimney Cap or Chase Top is broken or missing
• A puddle of water in the fireplace
• Hearing the sounds of dripping water
• Water stains on the ceiling and walls near the fireplace or stove
• The attic, Roof Deck, or Wood-framed Chase is rotting
Chimney flashing is the sheet metal that creates a water-tight seal where the chimney meets the roofline. Improper installation, rusting, and warping are common reasons for leaks that require flashing repair in Belknap County, NH.
So, if you spot water stains around the ceiling or walls around the fireplace, call us, and we will inspect and repair or replace the damaged component.
When properly applied by a qualified chimney professional, waterproofing can provide years of protection against rain, snow, and ice.
However, for best results, Fire N’ Stone always recommends applying the sealant AFTER making chimney repairs. Otherwise, the damaged sections of the chimney will continue to deteriorate.
Fire N’ Stone offers two types of water repellants:
- A water-based waterproof sealant provides a 100% vapor-permeable membrane that protects masonry chimneys from rain, snow, and ice while allowing trapped moisture to evaporate.
- A Silane/siloxane-based coating that provides a 100 percent breathable membrane to protect exterior horizontal, vertical brick, and concrete surfaces from moisture, de-icing chemicals, and salts.
With Fire N’Stone’s professional ChimneySaver® waterproofing products, your days worrying about water leaks destroying your chimney are over. For maximum protection, we recommend reapplying the water repellant every few years.
We Fix Chimney Leaks in Laconia, NH
A leaky chimney can cause extensive damage, including spalling brick that could result in a partial or complete structural collapse. Fire N’ Stone is your local certified chimney repair professional for fixing leaks and waterproofing your chimney.
We serve towns and villages throughout Laconia, Belknap County, Lakes Region, and New Hampshire. Please call us at (603) 451-1222 to schedule an on-site visit or complete our contact form to consult with a CSIA-Certified Chimney Professional.