Masonry Chimney Repairs
Fewer and fewer modern homes are being built with masonry chimneys because they are so expensive to build! Despite the expense, a properly built masonry chimney can last a lifetime with proper care and maintenance!
Because your masonry chimney represents a significant portion of your home’s value, it is wise to keep it in top condition with preventative maintenance and repairs performed as necessary on a timely basis.
A common misconception is that masonry chimneys are maintenance free, but this couldn’t be farther from the truth.
A to Z often fixes chimneys with no spark arrestors or chimney caps, cracked leaking crowns, spalling brickwork (caused by freeze-thaw damage), leaky flashing, missing mortar, relining with stainless steel or heat shield cerfractory, fixing rusty dampers, parging smoke chambers, repointing the firebox, and numerous other repairs commonly needed on masonry chimneys.
Below is a list of the most common masonry chimney repairs we see on a regular basis. Each item is a link taking you to a more extensive article explaining the problem, and the correct repair.
If your masonry chimney needs repairs of any kind, A to Z’s wealth of experience is at your disposal. We’d be happy to give you a free estimate on any repair you might have.
- Chimney Caps
- Top Sealing Dampers
- Crown & Shoulder Resurfacing
- Crown & Shoulder Tear Off & Rebuild
- Short Stacking
- Glazed or 3rd Stage Creosote Removal
- Unlined Masonry Chimneys
- Relining with Stainless Steel
- Heatshield Cerfractory Flue Repair
- Flashing Repair
- Smoke Chamber Parging & Repairs
- Rear Access Door
- Mantel Clearance to Combustibles
- Seal Decorative Facing to Firebox
- Heat Reflector
- Fireplace & Firebox Repairs
- Gas Log Lighter Installation & Replacement
- Ash Dump Door Replacement
- Unlined Wood Stove Insert
- Hearth & Floor Protection Repairs
- Ash Pit Door Replacement
- Chimney Height Violations
If you have questions or concerns about what is the best way to protect your type of chimney unit, please call us.
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Dear A to Z,
We wanted to thank you and tell you that we were impressed by your employees and the work you did at Sunnyside Steakhouse & Lodge (Tahoe City, CA).
To reline our 50+ year old chimney, rebuild the firebox, install a fan on the top of our huge chimney, and refurbish our ornamental chimney cap was a big job.
You and your crew did it professionally, timely, and you were very clean. What we are excited about most is that we (and our guests!!) are enjoying a fire on a night when it would have been virtually impossible to do so because of the wind direction! No more chimney smoke spilling into our lodge! What you’ve done for us is fantastic. Thanks for taking this job even though it was out of your area.
~ Jeff Oxandaboure, General Manager & Janet Gregor, Lodge Manager
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