Chimney liners shield the chimney’s masonry from intense heat, condensation, creosote and combustion acids. Commonly made of aluminum, stainless steel, tile or a cast-in-place compound, chimney liners can suffer wear and tear over the years.
Our chimney repair technicians use their eyes as well as video inspection to determine the condition of your liner so we can recommend the best solution. Sometimes, a liner can be repaired and restored. In other cases, the safest move is replacing the old liner with a new, sturdy one. Whatever is required, we’ll solve the problem and make your chimney safe again.
Cracked or decomposing chimney crowns allow water to seep in and infiltrate the chimney’s bricks and mortar. The crown covers most of the top of the chimney and provides a solid block against rain and snow as well as debris. When cracks in the crown begin, you need to have them addressed promptly. Severe damage usually calls for a chimney crown rebuild. Minor cracking often can be addressed with a waterproof seal coating.
- Chimney Cap Repair/Installation
If you don’t have a chimney cap, we’ll install a good one for you. If your existing cap is damaged, if the seal is loose, if the wire mesh is torn, we can either repair it or install a new cap. It’s never wise to operate a chimney without a quality chimney cap.
- Chimney Chase Top Repair/Replacement
Metal chase tops usually are found on wood-framed chimney chase structures that house the flue pipe for factory-built fireplaces. They do a great job in sealing off the structure from water intrusion. However, they are prone to rust and other wear and tear, so we offer expert chase top repair or replacement to give your chimney one more piece of protection against water that can enter and cause wood rot inside the chimney chase.
- Chimney Flashing Repair/Installation
Flashing is the material that seals the gap where your exterior chimney connects with the roof. When flashing is warped, rusted out or otherwise damaged, rain and melting snow can easily find their way down into the home and cause significant water damage. Flashing can be repaired, but it’s usually best to just replace it with new, strong material.
- Masonry Repair/Rebuilding
Through the years of hard winters and heavy rains, the bricks and mortar of a chimney may begin showing signs of age. Keeping the masonry in top shape is important to you, and to us as well. We perform a variety of masonry repair tasks:
Tuckpointing: This process fills in areas where bricks and mortar are missing. We use a very strong compound that will give your chimney strength, safety and many more years of service. Our technicians know exactly what it will take to restore the integrity of your chimney.
Smoke chamber parging: The smoke chamber, located above the throat damper, is designed to channel smoke from the firebox up into the flue and away from the home. If the chamber’s surfaces become rough through years of use, the drafting of smoke will be hampered. This can cause smoke and toxins to back up into the home and lead to inefficient burns in the firebox.
Chimney rebuilding: If your chimney is leaning to one side or if bricks are crumbling and falling away across large sections, it may be necessary to perform a partial or complete chimney rebuild. Along with the danger of the chimney totally collapsing, a seriously damaged chimney can expose parts of the home to intense heat and water damage including a mold infestation. No matter the level of damage, our crew can rebuild as necessary and give you a strong chimney that will serve you for many years.
- Fireplace Restoration & Firebox Rebuilds
If your hearth area could use some sprucing up, consider a complete fireplace restoration to bring new life and beauty. We can create an entirely new look for your fireplace with a stone, brick or tile surround. Many times, this treatment can go right to the ceiling, bringing a dramatic accent to the room. Fireplace remodels can include adding a new mantel and refacing your raised hearth – or building a new one – in front of the fireplace opening.
If your firebox is damaged, we’ll make the necessary repairs to restore the aesthetic qualities of your hearth while ensuring the safe operation of your fireplace.