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Over time the weather tends to wear chimneys down significantly faster than other brick areas within a home. Many chimneys also have a clay liner which can break down and cause leaks into the air space around the flue resulting in heat and smoke being directed into attic spaces or back into the home creating a hazardous condition. We offer full masonry repair. We specialize in chimney crown repair and replacement which can add not only aesthetic value to a home but ensure the fireplace and chimney are protected from the elements.
Texas weather tends to be quite damaging to older masonry chimney components. Cold freeze cycles cause constant flex and contractions of ice when water penetrates the cracks of a chimney resulting in water leaks. High heat during our summers can literally bake the bricks of a masonry chimney causing the mortar to crumble and chimney crown fractures. This is accelerated by the location of the chimney often higher up, and in the full force of elements from colder winds to the blistering sun on homes will exacerbate the issue. Many masonry chimneys also have a clay liner, which can break down and cause leaks into the air space around the chimney liner resulting in heat and smoke being directed into attic spaces or back into the home, creating a hazardous condition when this fails. We offer full masonry chimney repair. We specialize in chimney crown repair and chimney relining. Repair and restoration can add not only aesthetic value to a home but ensure the fireplace and chimney are in good working condition and protected from the elements.
Improper installed chimney caps, foundational shifts, poor quality mason mortar, age (houses over 20 years old), weather constant freeze thaw cycles, excessive heat, or high winds all contribute to chimney masonry problems.
Our Chimney Sweeping process taken from the chimney safety institute of America, chimney safety institute, national chimney sweep guild, and other professional resources consists of a non-intrusive highly sanitary process that ensures not only the chimney is clean, but the removed soot and dust does not come into the home even from the dirtiest wood stoves. Not all chimney sweeps are the same. Not all chimneys are the same. Chimneys can have bends and curves that cause soot to deposit and build up not only on the flue chimney liner walls but pile on the damper and within the smoke chamber. These highly alkaline particles can eat away at metals and the mortar joints within a chimney liner, requiring chimney repair. Also, misaligned venting systems can be disastrous for a home. Overly aggressive cleaning due to hasty chimney sweeping can cause damage. Our brushing system, as well as unique methodology, ensures the chimney is clean and clear of debris, adding to the life of your home without damaging the chimney.
Once a chimney liner has failed, there are multiple options to repair and replace the chimney liner to ensure embers do not ignite soot build up within the air space or on the flue itself. It is imperative that the chimney be repaired as quickly as possible as once a failure is detected; if the fireplace is to be used, it will continue to become worse over time. Failures do not always happen in older chimneys. Oftentimes shifting foundations, improper installation, or inadequate or cheap materials result in a fireplace failure. Chimney inspections, especially here in Texas, are not even close to the requirements of northern states where fireplaces are heavily used. Leverage our professional chimney inspection and repair service to assist in the repair and restoration. Our competitive price strategy will not only ensure you have the best price on items such as gas log sets and a fireplace insert, but the work was done correctly.