Masonry Chimney Repairs
If your home has a masonry chimney, congratulations! A masonry chimneys adds significant value and character to your home!
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.
When our CSIA certified chimney sweeping technicians inspect a masonry chimney, many homeowners are surprised to discover that their chimney is in need of repairs.
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.
Repairs & Installations
- 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,
I just wanted to thank you for your honesty and for a thorough inspection of my chimney. One of the biggest concerns I have when hiring service professionals is being taken advantage when not having first hand knowledge of the various procedures. Last year when I had my chimney swept by one of your competitors, they claimed that I had a chimney fire, and that my flue was now cracked and needed extensive repairs.
This year, I hired A to Z to come out and sweep and inspect the flue because I heard they inspect the chimneys with a Chim Scan camera at no additional charge. The technician who came to my home, assured me I would be able to see any cracks or hazardous conditions along with him as he video scanned my flue. To my utter delight, NO EVIDENCE OF A CHIMNEY FIRE OR DAMAGE IN MY FLUE WAS DETECTED!!! Chris was extremely detailed in his inspection and really took his time educating me so I could feel comfortable. It was obvious that he knew what he was talking about and truly interested in doing the right thing…a far cry from last year’s experience with the other company. If anyone asks for an HONEST, COMPETENT, AND PROFESSIONAL chimney sweep company, I'll be sure to recommend A to Z!
~ Ms. Randi Scott, Lincoln, CA
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