If you have a home, especially one with an older brick and mortar or stonework chimney, you are more likely to need repairs to keep your chimney system looking good and working safely. Environmental elements such as temperature, precipitation, and shifting ground can affect your chimney’s working order, from crumbling mortar to cracks in the chimney’s foundation.
The older a home is, the more likely that your chimney has some issues that will require restoration. We emphasize restoring an old fireplace whenever possible rather than simply tearing it down and rebuilding a new one with brand-new materials, as it allows us to salvage the usable materials (especially bricks and stonework) from your current chimney.
This allows your chimney to maintain its unique character and complement the original look of your historic home.
However, even newer homes with prefab fireplaces can require a repair or two, so we’ve broken down the primary issues and addressed how our trained system technicians can repair them: Chimney Leaks: If you have a chimney leak, you may have noticed wall or ceiling stains, warping drywall, mold growth, or even water damage.
Chimney damage often begins at the roofline, where there is the most exposure to water, and then literally trickles down, creating issues in other elements of the home. Our trained technicians can address and treat these issues by identifying the best approach for each problem. Damaged or Missing Chimney Caps: The top of your chimney flue is a hole, larger for a fireplace and smaller for a furnace. A chimney cap serves to protect this opening from animals and the elements.
If the chimney cap goes missing or is damaged, your chimney becomes exposed to nesting animals and can allow precipitation to fall directly down the chimney. Our technicians can effectively protect your chimney from blockages and water damage by repairing or replacing damaged or missing chimney caps, keeping your chimney system in the best working order.
We have been proudly serving the Charlotte area since 2010. We pride ourselves in thorough inspections and cleanings to keep your fireplace system running safely and smoothly year after year.