How Much Does It Cost To Fix A Chimney?
2019 Nov 12 By admin 0 comment

The average cost of a chimney repair is between $300 and $4000. The repair costs depend on the extent of the damage, the materials (type of brick, lining, flashing, etc). Also, it depends on the current condition of the chimney crown, and the location of the chimney.

A specialist will need to inspect the chimney before they can give an accurate estimate. A chimney safely draws the smoke and hot flue gases from a fire up and out of the firebox of a fireplace and into the atmosphere. Chimneys can suffer from age, damage and structural issues, causing them to need repair. The safest and most prevalent type of residential chimneys in Canada are made of brick.

Often chimneys require help from a professional mason when in need of repair. Chimney repair pros can work on any age or height of chimney, even those on the roofs of two-three story houses. Taking care of small repairs and preventative maintenance, such as keeping a chimney crown in working order, can help homeowners avoid having to rebuild a badly damaged or neglected chimney down the road (a project that could cost thousands of dollars).

Damaged chimneys can be dangerous because they could lead to a devastating fire. Several factors affect the cost of a chimney repair.

Common Signs Of Chimney Damage!
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Many people don’t know this but even if your chimney looks fine from the outside you could have some severe damage going on. Some examples include moisture getting inside of your chimney. This will wear down the bricks and cause rust, which will lead to cracked flue tiles.

Flue tiles must be in good condition or else your chimney can’t properly regulate heat. Another sign of moisture damage is if the paint or wallpaper near the chimney appears damaged. Chunks of masonry falling from the chimney are an indicator of spalling bricks.

This occurs when water gets in  masonry and expands and contracts with the freezing and thawing. If this is not fixed, it could possibly result in your entire chimney falling apart. Cracked chimney crown or chimney flue caps, both of which work as the first line of defense to keep out water.

These are all severe signs of damage that can appear subtle but deadly when exposed to the human eye. There are certain things that can be spotted such as rust, shaling, spalling, and damaged wallpaper.

We believe that if your not an expert to make sure to call us and have a licensed professional come in to check out the situation and help you out.

Chimney Repair and When Should I Get One?
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 A chimney is an architectural ventilation structure made of masonry, clay or metal. It isolates hot toxic exhaust gases or smoke produced by a boiler, stove, furnace, incinerator or fireplace from human living areas.

The main purpose of a chimney is to keep you warm while allowing fumes to exit from your home. Chimneys work great but yours can lack repairs. You could possibly be putting yourself and others around you at risk. Although there could be risks if repairs are needed, chimneys are meant to last up to 50 years. With our professionalism, we would definitely make sure they meet those standards and surpass them.

This is where we come in – many chimneys need tuckpointing or other masonry repairs over the years since it is a free standing structure. This is directly exposed to the elements from all sides. Minor chimney repairs typically needed would be things such as tuckpointing the deep mortar joints and holes. Also, it includes replacing clay flue tiles, or re-cementing the chimney crown. This can help protect from rain and melting snow. If the bricks are chipped, you might also need a brick restoration.

If you have an older house, the chimney may be too far gone to be repaired and thus may need to be re-built. This will be apparent if your chimney is leaning or showing signs of major brick deterioration and/or large voids between the bricks. If that would ever be the case then we will make sure that when we rebuild your chimney all bricks will be the same. It can happen if not very similar to the original ones that were there.