Helpful tips and advice for home maintenance from your roof to your porch.
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The longevity of your chimney depends mostly on its resistance to water penetration into the brick and mortar. Water can cause deterioration, corrosion, efflorescence, and eventually result in structural failure if left unchecked.
Severe erosion and deterioration is caused by water penetration. Bricks will begin to crumble as the water damage becomes for severe. This is extremely dangerous and can lead to expensive structural damage.
Efflorescence looks like white spots on brick, this indicates that water penetration and leaching salts are present. This is the beginning signs of a very serious moisture problem.
Water also causes damage during the freeze/thaw cycles chimneys in the Washington DC area experience, leading to structural failure and spalling. Spalling is when the face of the brick begins to separate and may even fall off. If you notice pieces of brick laying at the bottom of your chimney, it’s time to call Boyd Construction Co for chimney waterproofing services to prevent further damage.
Upon a close inspection, a contractor from Boyd Construction Co can spot hairline cracks and openings in mortar that need to be repaired and treated.
The white stains common on many chimneys indicate that efflorescence is at work. If you notice white stains developing on your chimney, you already have a moisture problem. It’s best to address this situation before it becomes an expensive repair requirement. Be careful when washing the chimney wall with strong acids, as they can weaken mortar and make the wall more porous and susceptible to further water damage. Also, avoid sandblasting your chimney walls, as this can increase cracks and gaps and weakens the ability of the masonry to keep out water.
The other way moisture gets into your chimney is from the inside out. The gases that escape out your flue contain water vapor and some of that moisture will work its way through any breaches in the liner and into your masonry chimney walls.
The durability and longevity of your masonry chimney depend mostly on its resistance to water penetration into the brick and mortar. Water can cause deterioration, corrosion, efflorescence, spalling and ultimately result in structural failure if left unchecked. We offer chimney water repellent treatment solutions that can help increase the life of your chimney and prevent unnecessary structural damage.
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Roof coatings have become a proven option for roofing contractors looking to maintain and restore aging roofs.
Roof coatings are not a cure-all that will correct every roofing problem roofers will encounter, but when they are properly applied and maintained, they will go a long way to sustaining the life of your roof.
Consider the benefits:
Increased roof life
Boyd Construction Co Inc can repair, coat and restore moderately aged roofs to a maintainable condition. They can even restore roofs that have been leaking if the amount of wet insulation is relatively low and they can identify, remove and patch the affected areas before coating.
Monitoring and timely performance of maintenance work, the roof might be suited for subsequent re-coating projects to even further extend the roof's life.
Reflective coatings can slow the affects of ultraviolet (UV) and heat aging of roofing membranes by reducing rooftop temperatures.
Reduced construction debris. When a roof coating is applied at the right time in a roof's life cycle, it can delay the need for costly replacement, as well as prevent the need to tear off and dispose of the old insulation and roofing membrane.
Reduced energy use. The reflective properties of many coatings result in decreased roof temperatures and energy use requirements during daytime hours, reducing your energy costs.
Aesthetic improvements. Rather than replacing an unsightly, aging roof for aesthetic purposes, you can improve the appearance of a roof that is visible from the ground or adjacent buildings through the application of a coating.
Using carefully selected coating products and applications in these affected areas can prolong the life of the entire roof system. Without implementing this sustainable approach, spot deterioration can lead to wet insulation, leaks, structural deterioration, and the need for premature replacement.
Contact Boyd Construction Co Inc in the Washington DC area today to get a free estimate and roof inspection. The flat roof specialist of Washington, DC.
Boyd Construction Co
Family owned and operated in the greater Washington DC area since 1932.