Chimneys are often one of the most neglected, undetected, or misdiagnosed systems in the modern American household. This is unfortunate, since the safe operation of our fireplaces and wood stoves requires a properly working chimney. During your annual chimney inspection, our certified chimney sweeps will be able to determine the condition of your chimney and offer solutions for chimney repair and maintenance should it be required. Most chimney venting complaints are the result of poor draft, excessive water vapor and corrosion inside the flue resulting in blocked flues. Our chimney services include:
- Chimney Crown Repair
- We Fix Leaky Chimneys
- Chimney Masonry Problems
- Tuck pointing
After years of exposure to harsh elements and the by-products of combustion, the masonry material of your chimney can begin to deteriorate. Our chimney sweeps are skilled in masonry repair and tuckpointing (which is the repair of mortar joints) both inside the firebox and outside up on the roof. We can restore the look of your masonry chimney so that it looks and functions well again. The tuck pointing process includes chipping out loose mortar and pressing in new refractory cement mortar between the bricks. Common repairs on the rooftop portion of the chimney include both masonry repair and sheet metal work. Chimney flashing that is loose, cracked, or broken can allow water and moisture to seep into the wood framing of your roof, chimney, or attic causing serious and expensive water-damage repair.
Because water damage requires extensive repair, it is best to take preventative measures to avoid this situation. Masonry chimneys often require tuckpointing of missing mortar joints above the roof line, as well as crown repair, flashing seal, and applying a quality water resistant coating.
Chimney Repairs for Damaged Areas
– It acts as a shed-style roof that diverts water away from the flue opening, protecting the inside of your chimney from moisture damage.
– If the chimney crown is cracked or damaged, water will seep into the internal chimney components potentially causing extensive damage.
Our chimney services cover all aspects of repair for masonry and factory-built chimneys. In order to provide you an accurate quote, for either type of repair, we recommend that you schedule a one-hour Basic Inspection No Sweep, or better yet, couple the inspection with your annual chimney sweep and dryer vent cleaning with a Certified AAA Chimney Sweep and get more work done for your money!
Do you need to have chimney repairs done on your masonry chimney or fireplace? AAA Chimney Sweeps can help. Call to make an appointment at 267-417-8409 today!