Repairing Masonry, Mortar Caps, Flashing, and More
Rely on Roof Life of Oregon for repairs if your chimney is leaking or needs maintenance work. We offer a number of services when your masonry chimney is in need of upkeep due to age or the weather conditions that Portland brings. Get in touch with us and schedule an appointment with certified professionals.
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Scheduling regular inspections allows our team at Roof Life of Oregon to make sure your chimney is working right and looking great, no matter its age or the weather. We put our customers first and will do everything possible to keep you and your family safe.
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Take an in-depth look at how we’ll conduct masonry repair and find loose cracks or gaps around your chimney:
When you have a chimney in Portland, more than likely it has been exposed to the elements for a good portion of its lifetime. A leaking chimney can lead to larger problems within your home and getting down to the root of the issue can prevent the worst from happening.
Masonry chimneys are capped with a mortar crown to keep moisture out of the bricks and, ultimately, keep water outside the house. We can apply mortar to your chimney before the next downpour and keep rainwater from trickling into your home.
A chimney cap will help divert water from accumulating on the cap and protect your masonry. A well-designed and implemented mortar cap will help reduce the number of repairs called for your chimney down the road. Some chimney caps also double as spark arrestors.
We’ll take care of replacing existing mortar with new mortar – an essential process for masonry chimneys during their lifetime. This will keep the structure of your chimney sound and stable and will replace cracks and loose bricks not easily identifiable from the outside.
Brick and Mortar
Replacing bricks during your chimney repair can help create a stronger structural foundation for years to come. Especially with Portland’s climate, brick replacement can help identify loose or cracked issues within. Any loose or cracked bricks will receive the treatment they need to close up any gaps. Get in touch with Roof Life or Oregon so we can help close any gaps!
Chimney flashing closes off the gaps created where the roof meets the chimney. Flashing is designed in layers to stave off the water coming in between those gaps. Our designs will not only help protect your home from damage but look natural with the rest of your aesthetics using material installed by our certified chimney experts.
If you’re looking for a team that is as knowledgeable as they are kind and proactive, Roof Life of Oregon is the choice for you. Contact us today to experience the difference for yourself.Get a Free Quote
What are common signs that your chimney is in need of repair?Cracks, breakage, or loose masonry are all obvious outward signs that your chimney is in need of repairs. Look for wear in the mortar and damage to the interior walls of the chimney and your fireplace. You may also notice rust and brickwork that crumbles easily at the touch. If it’s been a long time since your last repair or maintenance check, or if you notice an excessively smokey smell when you use your fireplace, call Roof Life of Oregon right away.
What issues can shorten the life of your chimney?The two biggest detriments to the lifespan of your chimney are age and weather. In the Portland area, the later is especially problematic because we often see heavy rainfall, wind, and ice that can breakdown brickwork and mortar joints over time. As your chimney ages, this can lead to cracks, leaning, and even the potential collapse of the chimney if issues are not properly addressed or your chimney is not well maintained.
How often does your chimney need to be repaired?You should schedule an annual chimney inspection for your peace of mind. If you use your fireplace frequently, you may want to have your chimney looked at more often. Regular repairs can not only expand the lifespan of your chimney, it will also increase your home’s property value and prevent potentially catastrophic chimney fires.
1. Family Owned & Operated Since 1983Roof Life of Oregon is a 39-year-old, family-owned and operated, full-service residential roofing business.
2. Licensed & Insured TechniciansRoof Life is officially licensed and fully insured for your protection. We are certified installers for all types of roofing products.
3. Dependable, Experienced & Caring TeamWe will treat your home with respect and the personal attention it deserves. Our technicians work quickly and efficiently, including daily cleanup, for the duration of your project.
4. Service After the Sale Guarantee
Excluding acts of God, your roof will not falter from normal, everyday exposure. In the unlikely event that your roof encounters any workmanship challenges, we will make any necessary repairs absolutely free within 24 hours of being alerted of the issue.