A leaking or structurally unsound chimney can be a headache for homeowners. Before you install or repair your roof, Chicagoland Remodeling will offer to inspect your chimney as well. Even if you are not doing roof work, it is a good idea to inspect your chimney at the beginning of each heating season. Shine a flashlight up inside and look for obstructions such as leaves or birds’ nests and soot buildup as these obstructions can lead to home fires.

A periodic roof check is also recommended. Loose bricks and missing or loose flashing can cause leaks which lead to other structural problems. This illustration shows a functional chimney with proper flashing. Not eager to climb up on your roof? Chicagoland Remodeling is happy to perform a free, no-obligation chimney check. Simply call us at (708) 583-9904 or email us at and we will be happy to schedule one at your convenience.