CHIMNEY SWEEP AND HEARTH PROFESSIONAL OF CT MA AND RI
If you are like many home owners, the condition of your home is a top priority on your “to do” lists. Many tasks such as painting, lawn work, and house cleaning is simple enough for many homeowners. What happens when you encounter problems with your chimney and it requires some chimney repair? Many homeowners might simply call their local handy man. The problem is that chimney repairs can be quite difficult to properly diagnose.
The most frustrating chimney repair homeowners encounter is leaking chimneys. Chimneys can potentially leak at several areas including the chimney crown, chimney cap, chimney roof flashing, corbeling, chase cover and can even soak water into the chimney through porous bricks. Many times roofers blame leaks on the chimney and handy men blame leaks on leaking roofs. The truth is that each case may have different reasons why the chimney leaks and it literally takes years of experience to know what causes these leaks. This is why the chimney repair business is a specialized profession. The more experience a chimney professional has with chimneys, the more likely they can correctly diagnose the proper chimney repair.
Another common chimney repair is a damaged chimney liner. Many times a chimney liner can be damaged by the thermal shock of a chimney fire. Other times lightning can strike the top of your chimney. If a homeowner is not home during a thunderstorm, they might not even know their chimney was struck by lightning. Chimney liners can be repaired by replacement of flue tiles or the installation of a new stainless steel chimney liner. Many times the cost associated with the replacement of a chimney liner due to a lightning strike or chimney fire is covered by your homeowner’s insurance policy.
I guess the insurance industry would rather pay for the cost of a new chimney liner than a new home.
If your chimney is in need of repair, call Jeffrey Decker, the chimney expert with more than 30 years experience in the industry. Chimney repair is what we do.
Common chimney repairs:
The chimney crown is the gray mortar that surrounds the flue. This mortar is designed to keep water from going down the chimney between the exterior brick and the terracotta flue tiles. Since the flue tile is exposed to open air, rain can fall down the interior portions of the chimney. We repair these issues with a chimney cap and a new flexible crown.
Jeffrey Decker has seen and repaired nearly every imaginable chimney problem that you could encounter. Whether it is leaking chase covers and/or crowns to complete chimney rebuilds, Jeffrey Decker can solve your chimney repair needs. All our chimney repairs come with a one year labor warranty and most of our repair products come with ten year or lifetime manufacturer warranty. If you want your chimney repair performed correctly, then you have come to the right place.
Call Jeffrey L. Decker today for
all your chimney repairs.