Masonry chimney construction must be carefully done. If you hire someone that’s not qualified, it’s possible for your house to burn down. If improperly installed, the chimney may not do what it was intended to do like keep our house warm, but instead, could become destructive. Different types of chimneys are designed to allow combustion by products to be vented away from the structure so as not to cause any damage to it. This option is not only more pleasant to look at, it also lasts longer.
Chimney Flue Liners
A Flue Liner is a material that provides a smooth, relatively seamless surface and in some cases, also insulation. These liners are not necessary for every chimney flue, but they do serve a purpose and are recommended to be installed. In older homes, not seeing a flue liner is not uncommon, and is still so in some more modern homes. Contractors are not always willing to abide by recommended practices. This is when you would want to consider bringing a qualified Taves Roofing contractor to inspect and assess the potential dangers of your situation. This is a step you will want to take as it will protect the masonry of your chimney and the surrounding area of your home. Over time the liners may wear, and then becomes defective. If you have your chimney inspected and are told your flue liners need to be replaced, we will take the time to discuss and go through the steps that will take place in correcting the problem.
Masonry Chimney Repairs
We offer extensive chimney repairs and maintenance services that will keep your chimney working properly inside and looking great on the outside. Whether you have an older brick chimney which could use a few patches on the masonry, or a newer chimney which needs an updated stainless steel or aluminum liner we can help. By enlisting our experienced team for chimney repairs and maintenance, you can greatly reduce the risk of being exposed to toxic gas indoors. Proper chimney maintenance can also reduce the risk of sudden fires being started in a clogged chimney. And while our team is conducting an inspection and repairs on your chimney, we can scope out other potential problem areas and make recommendations for further repairs or the removal of a problematic chimney.
Of course nothing lasts forever and that’s where we will take the necessary steps in inspecting, creating a plan and sharing with you what needs to be done. Materials that make up your home are protected by the roof, except your chimney. Your chimney is always exposed to the elements. In time chimney masonry will deteriorate after being subject to such conditions and there for makes your home at risk for many possible problems. Taves Roofing Contractors is a FULL SERVICE Roofing Company. If you are looking for masonry chimneys and repairs just call 604-524-6625 or complete our online request form.
Common Chimney Issues
Extreme temperature changes and exposure to the elements are just a few ways your chimney can become damaged over time. In the case of brick or masonry chimneys, when cracks occur, the chimney can quickly become unsafe. Rain can actually enter through the cracks in the chimney, which can lead to extensive damage on the interior of your home. As the cracks expand, the structure of the chimney will become compromised, leading to worse deterioration. In addition, broken flue pieces caused by deterioration of the chimney structure can cause toxic gas to get stuck inside. When this occurs, you run a serious risk of exposure to poisonous gas like carbon monoxide. Even more modern chimneys connected to natural gas furnaces which produce less heat in the chimney require liner changes to maintain efficiency. No matter what chimney repairs you may need, you can count on Taves to get the job done right.
Chimney Tear Downs
In some cases, simple repairs for a chimney will just delay the inevitable fact that the chimney needs replacing. Even if your chimney is in relatively good condition, it is often a good idea to have it removed if it is no longer in use. An unused chimney can end up hosting some unwanted critters which will eventually work their way inside your house. In some cases, chimneys in poor condition, whether used or not, will cause damage to other areas of your roof and your property below when pieces of brick or masonry break off and fall. When this starts happening, our recommendation will usually include a full chimney tear down.
No matter what type of maintenance or repairs you need for your chimney, the experts at Taves Roofing can help. Feel free to contact us today to arrange for a chimney inspection and an estimate for any necessary repairs or tear downs.