Chimneys can be a valuable addition to any home, both from a functional and aesthetic point of view. Few things are more satisfying than going back to a warm and cozy house during a cold and rainy winter day. However, wet and damp weather (just like you would expect from typical B.C. winter weather) can affect your chimney in Vancouver, causing structural problems that can be costly and time-consuming to repair. Because prevention is better than cure, Vancouver homeowners have much to gain from taking a proactive approach to chimney maintenance. Here are a few things to look out for so you can enjoy a warm and cozy home for many years to come.