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Chimney in Need of Masonry Repairs

Chimney in Need of Masonry Repairs

Your chimney, literally, takes a lot of heat. It sits up high at the top of your house, exposed to wind, rain, moisture and extreme temperatures day in and day out. Even the best well-constructed chimneys will require repairs and maintenance over time.

The Trouble with Brick & Mortar

Most chimneys are built out of brick and mortar. These materials are porous by nature and will break down over time. The mortar that holds the bricks together will start to crack and gap. This can be caused by moisture, corrosive gases or extreme temperatures—or all of the above. As these cracks and gaps develop, the damage will start to accelerate. At the very least, your chimney will not function efficiently and may be dangerous to use. These cracks and gaps can allow hot gases to escape from your chimney liner and into the walls of your home, quickly causing a fire.

Every chimney is different, especially when it comes to older homes. It wasn’t until the middle part of the 20th century that chimney liners became part of building code requirements, so some older homes have chimneys without liners. Even if your chimney was built with a liner, if you’re in an older home, you should definitely have your chimney inspected with a video scan to see the condition or the liner.

#1 Chimney Destroyer

Buckled Smoke Chamber with Cracked Tiles

Buckled Smoke Chamber with Cracked Tiles

It’s been said many times, but we will say it again—water is a chimney’s worst enemy. There are many ways that water can get into your chimney system. Even if you aren’t noticing leaks, moisture could be getting into your chimney structure, causing slow and steady damage. Our technicians will check for signs of water damage, tracking it back to the source so the necessary repairs can be made.

One Call ~ We Do It All

Whether you need simple repairs to your firebox or flue, or you need a complete rebuild of your chimney, we can help. Our experienced chimney technicians are trained and certified to perform any type of chimney and masonry repair work.

Contact us through the website or during business hours by phone. We are your area experts for chimney and fireplace repair and restoration so what are you waiting for? Click here to schedule an appointment online!


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Awards & Reviews

Luce's Chimney & Stove Shop, Ltd., Chimney Builders & Repair, Swanton, OH 2013 Angie's List Super Service Award

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NCSG Member NFI CSIA Certified HPBA Toledo Home Builder's Association Swanton Chamber of Commerce

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