Chimney repairs are a must even when minimal damage occurs, and if they aren’t fixed quickly, the damage could spread and present the homeowner with high repair costs and serious structural defects. Even with a high-quality, well-build chimney, there will be conditions that warrant the attention of a repair provider to get a lifetime’s worth of services out of the installation.
A quick fix is never the answer to even a simple chimney issue, and a patch is not a long-term repair option. Property owners that opt for the quick fix are basically ignoring the bigger picture, and they could find worse problems occur in the future.
A neglected chimney could lead to damage in the flue or even in the fireplace itself. A patch is great for a few weeks, but homeowners need a more lasting solution that improves the performance of their chimney and fireplace. In the long run, the inexpensive fast fix will cost the property owner far more and the chimney damage will be greater.