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The chimney is one of the most under appreciated parts of a house. The fact that chimneys could do their job fittingly, even when neglected, contributes to this thought that ‘it’s probably fine’. A chimney deteriorated by constant exposure to the weather may be a potential safety hazard. Weakened or deteriorated flue liners of masonry chimneys may become soft, cracked or otherwise damaged – such that it/they no longer have the ability to control and contain the serious by-products of combustion.

The problem is that a ton of masonry chimneys were not designed to handle the venting requirements of modern high-efficiency heating appliances burning natural gas and oil. Expressway repairs issues to all parts of your fireplace or chimney. Whether a client needs a chimney repointing, chimney repairs to missing or loose bricks, repair of a leaking chimney crown, broken flue liner or other chimney complication. While most stone is not affected by water penetration, large amounts of mortar are required to bond the stone rightly. Chimney caps have long been recognized as an important chimney safety and leak-prevention component. Installing chimney caps & dampers may protect your chimney & maintain a safe chimney damper. Caps & dampers keep out the weather, all animals & most debris – all while keeping sparks from leaving the chimney which may ignite nearby combustibles like your roofing shingles, siding or nearby trees. For a metal, brick or fabricated chimney repair inspection call or text us at 631.388.7555.

One of the least expensive parts of the chimney venting system is the one that can prevent some of the most pricey nightmares. If you don’t have a chimney cap on your chimney, stop reading and call us for an estimate now! Every chimney sweep knows that a safe chimney cap is a must. The job of the chimney cap is to stop rain from entering the flue & to stop pests from building nests in your chimney or using the chimney for a doorway into your property. Chimney caps also come with spark vents to prevent stray airborne particles that are still burning from exiting onto your roof. Chimney dampers could help prevent water penetrations, heat loss & keep you warm & saving you money. This damper attaches to the top of the chimney’s flue tile liner, providing a tight, gasketed fit that seals in heat & seals out weather, insects, birds and animals. These blockages will cause fire hazards & smoke back drafting into the residence.

Rain is moisture and moisture is an enemy of a healthy fireplace and flue. Chimney liner tiles & mortar can crumble & crack leading to serious issues. The chimney cap cover deflects the rain and the side mesh areas prevent pests and leaves from entering the chimney. Of course, proper chimney cleaning & maintenance are still recommended annually.

Our chimney repair & installation craftsmen are very knowledgeable about a large variety of types of chimney caps, guards and dampers. Water begins more complications than any other element. It soaks into porous bricks & eats away at the mortar. A chimney cap that covers all flues can protect you from pricey repairs. Chimneys will block the right ventilation & even enter your house, potentially spreading disease and wreaking havoc. Our strong mesh & lids might keep even the most determined animals out! Your fireplace might spew sparks out into the environment, onto the roof or nearby flammable materials. Stray sparks could be stopped cold by the meshing cover that is a component of all of our chimney caps.

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The method chosen or recommended for your chimney will depend on the type of deposits. A flue lining in a masonry chimney is defined as “a clay, ceramic or metal liner. A lining cleaning is cost-effective & the best possible for your fireplace chimney & in chimneys serving gas, oil, wood or coal burning appliances. Composite chimney lining system that gets inflated into the chimney flue and steam pressure is added to harden the resin, turning it into hard composite liner. A stainless steel chimney liner is air and water tight.

This unique alloy is designed specifically to resist acids coming from gas appliances in the flue & extreme stresses of hot & cold cycles. Liners in chimneys serve three main functions. Liners protect the masonry from the corrosive byproducts of combustion. The flue gases are acidic in nature & literally eat away at the mortar joints from inside the chimney. As the mortar joints degrade, heat transfers more rapidly to the nearby combustibles & dangerous gases such as carbon monoxide could leak into the living areas of the residence. Modern wood stoves & gas or oil furnaces require a exactly-sized flue to perform exactly. Our major function is to remove flue deposits and evaluate the total condition of the chimney system.

Our mission is to provide recommendations that could improve the safety and efficiency of your appliance and venting system. Chimneys should be cleaned when accumulations of soot & creosote approach or exceed 1/4 inch. Accumulations of glaze more than 1/8 inch can be removed. Our masons employ various cleaning methods to remove chimney deposits. Frequent (at least annual) chimney consultations are the only way to know when the chimney needs repairs.

 

For a free chimney consultation call us today at 631.388.7555

Expressway: Your Local East End Chimney Maintenance Experts

Several of the normal chimney cleaning techniques that we provide follow:

Standard Sweep. This is the standard or normal cleaning method and involves the use of brushes to clean the flue. A powerful, well filtered vacuum is used to prevent soot & creosote from entering the structure. This type of cleaning is effective for soot & ordinary creosote deposits but has little effect on glaze deposits.

Mechanical Sweeping. Mechanical cleaning involves the use of wire brushes, plastic cables or special chains rotated at high speed by an electric motor. Mechanical cleaning is often employed to remove hard creosote or glaze deposits. In some cases where it’s impossible to sweep the flue by standard or mechanical sweeping it is necessary to use chemicals that help loosen and dissolve heavy creosote & glaze deposits. These cases are almost never the case – but necessary in some situations, a clean sweep of your chimney may remove all of the soot, creosote & blockages from your flue liner, smoke chamber & shelf, firebox & damper. Heat, moisture, creosote & gases can be either removed andreplaced, repaired or relined with a listed liner system or other approved material that may resist corrosion, softening or cracking from flue gases at temperature exact to the class of the chimney service.

Chemical cleaning: This calls for two visits – sometimes even 3 – if necessary. Our chimney craftsmen may usually be done in less couple of hours & might make sure your residence does not get soiled or messy around the areas worked in. Our experts pride ourselves on “no mess” top notch job by doing a great job with minimal interruption to you.

What do other property owners have to say about Expressway’s chimney contractors? Check our Google reviews right here. Expressway’s guys are proud of them. Our contractors give you a free estimate, no-obligation quote and the chimney inspection report to do with as an owner wishes.

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East End’s Best Chimney Contractor

Expressway Roofing and Chimney has been fixing, servicing and doing broken chimney repairs, dangerous deck repairs, fixing leaky skylights & leaky gutters, installing new exterior siding, cedar roofing, decks & other cedar products and roofs in Nassau and Suffolk county for over 22 years. Long Islanders have been trusting us with their skylight problems, quality roofing installations and home construction repairs since 2001. We are proud to work with, work for, serve & support the following local Long Island businesses in their respective industries. construction, masonry, travel, contracting, design, lumberjacks, home improvements, and halfway houses. We agree that we are all in this together. Call Expressway today at 631.388.7555.

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