It might come as a surprise to you, but your chimney, just like every other component in your home, experiences wear and tear.
You might be wondering, “How could that be? It only exhausts smoke!” Well, your chimney is constantly exposed to the elements, which over time can wreak havoc on the structure. When a chimney becomes damaged, often it can be repaired. However, there are times when a chimney is in such disrepair that it is impossible to fix. In these cases, the best solution is to completely replace the structure.
At All Star Chimney Solutions, we provide a full range of chimney services, including chimney replacement.
Signs Your Chimney is in Trouble
There are some tell-tale signs that indicate a chimney needs to be replaced. If you notice any of the following, you’re definitely going to want to give us a call as soon as possible:
Damaged or worn mortar joints. If the mortar joints in your chimney are damaged or worn, you need to get help pronto! Moisture could leak into the cracks, freeze and thaw, and cause huge cracks throughout your chimney that could potentially make the entire structure collapse. While mortar joints can be fixed, if the damage is extensive, repairs may not be possible. Instead, the chimney may have to be completely replaced.
Broken flue tiles. If you notice any cracked or broken pieces of tiles piling up at the bottom of your chimney, you need to have it assessed immediately. This is a sign of shaling, which occurs when the liner of the chimney has become damaged. If the flue liner isn’t completely intact, the chances of a chimney fire are very high. Shaling is a definite sign that the chimney liner or the entire chimney needs to be completely replaced.
A cracked crown. The crown of a chimney is the first line of protection against the elements. If it cracks, water can seep into it, freeze and thaw, causing even larger cracks. Eventually, the moisture can seep further down into the chimney, as well as the liner. Cracked crowns can be repaired; however, if a crack has caused additional damage, there’s a chance that your chimney will need to be completely replaced.
Rust. If you notice any rust in your fireplace or chimney, you definitely need to have it checked out by a professional chimney replacement company. Rust is an obvious sign of moisture, and moisture in a chimney definitely isn’t a good thing. It can damage the flue and the lining of the chimney, which could increase the risk of fire or possibly cause the chimney to collapse. How can you tell if there’s any rust? If it’s hard to open and close your damper, it’s probably because it’s rusted. You should also inspect the firebox; if you see any rust, you’ve got a major problem on your hands.
If you notice any of these issues, you need to have your chimney assessed by a professional immediately. These issues can cause serious problems that could put you and anyone who is within close proximity to the chimney in serious danger.
Chimney Replacement throughout the Northeast
A fireplace can be a wonderful feature in a home, but if the chimney isn’t working properly, it can become a deadly feature.
At All Star Chimney Solutions, our team of professionals has the training, the knowledge, and the experience necessary to completely replace your chimney. Whether you see signs of trouble or you just want to have your chimney inspected to make sure it’s working properly, you can count on us to ensure everything is in good working order.
Here’s a look at some of the benefits of hiring All Star Chimney Solutions for your chimney needs:
A comprehensive evaluation. Our team of professionals will thoroughly evaluate your chimney. We’ll look for any signs of damage, and if we spot any issues, we will determine the best and most cost-effective way to correct it. This might mean something as simple as a minor repair, or the installation of a new chimney.
Cutting-edge techniques. When it comes to chimneys, there are a lot of tried and true techniques that have been used for years; however, there are also new advancements in chimney repair and replacement. At All Star Chimney Solutions, we stay up-to-date with the latest trends and combine them with proven techniques to deliver outstanding results.
Fast, friendly service. No pushy or cold salespeople here! Our staff is comprised of the friendliest, most knowledgeable professionals. They will never, ever make you feel like you aren’t important, and they won’t push unnecessary services on you, either. Our honesty and integrity are second-to-none.
Make an Appointment Today!
If you suspect that your chimney needs to be replaced, or you just want to have it checked out to make sure it’s in good shape, get in touch with All Star Chimney Solutions right away!
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We’re saving even more money on fuel and the house doesn’t smell like a wet campfire anymore.
The pricing was fair and transparent. The technicians came out on time, did the inspection and then discussed with us three different options that each had different benefits.
They went above and beyond explaining all the questions we had about our wood burning stove.
Even just calling for a quote to repair the chimney cap was a surprisingly pleasant experience that showed how professional they are.