Chimney and Masonry Moss Removal


CHIMNEY AND BRICK MOSS REMOVAL

The chimney is susceptible to damage from moss. Both crown and mortar joints are in danger from the roots of moss digging into the mortar and tearing it apart, as you can see in the pictures below.

MOSS ON CHIMNEY 01          MOSS ON CHIMNEY 02

MOSS ON CHIMNEY 03          MOSS ON CHIMNEY 04

If left unchecked, the moss can completely rip apart both crown and mortar joints, destroying your chimney’s structural integrity, as you can see in the images below.

MOSS ON CHIMNEY 05          MOSS ON CHIMNEY 06

The chimney will either have to be tuck pointed, or torn down and rebuilt if the damage affects the chimney’s structural integrity, as it has in the picture to the right above. Once the damage occurs to the crown, it will need to be torn off and a new crown re-laid. To prevent this from happening, call Metro Chimney to remove the moss and kill the roots once it has been removed. To keep moss from forming and destroying your chimney after this, have your chimney waterproofed with the product that we use, specifically made for chimneys, that is covered with a 10 year warranty by the manufacturer. It is also our experience that moss removal, which is necessary to stop it from destroying your chimney, also fills in the pores that are caused over time from rain water running through it and eroding them.  The moss drinks up the water and once it is removed, the chimney can potentially leak after this due to the moss not being there filling in the pores to drink it up.  All moss removal bids are accompanied with a chimney waterproofing bid to seal and protect your chimney from leaking it the moss was drinking up the water before we removed it.  We strongly recommend any chimney that has moss removal be chimney waterproofed following it.  Call us for details. See the below pictures for two examples of before and after chimney moss removal jobs.

BEFORE                                                             AFTER

MOSS ON CHIMNEY 07       MOSS FREE CHIMNEY 01

MOSS ON CHIMNEY 08       MOSS FREE CHIMNEY 02

MOSS ON CHIMNEY 09       MOSS FREE CHIMNEY 03

MOSS ON CHIMNEY 10       MOSS FREE CHIMNEY 04

IMPORTANT
I e-mail bids only to give you all the information you need to make an informed decision for the work. If you contact me for a bid, please give me a correct e-mail address. Also, I may need to contact you via phone prior to e-mailing you the bid if there is work that needs to be done in addition to what you originally called for due to structural, code, or safety reasons, or if I need any further information not provided during your first call to schedule me to come out to do the bid.

CALL FOR A BID FOR MOSS REMOVAL ON YOUR CHIMNEY TODAY

503-954-0726

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