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The chimney is one of the most useful components of a property. The fact that chimneys can do their job perfectly, even when forgetten about, contributes to this aura that ‘it’s probably fine’. A chimney deteriorated by constant exposure to the weather could be a potential safety hazard. Regular chimney maintenance is paramount to prevent issues, deterioration and future dangerous, high-cost chimney repairs.

The problem is that a lot of masonry chimneys were not designed to handle the venting requirements of modern high-efficiency heating appliances burning natural gas and oil. Quite a bit of masonry chimney materials (except for real stone) suffer accelerated deterioration as a result of prolonged contact with water. Water in the chimney also begins rust in steel & cast iron, weakening or destroying the metal parts. Chimney caps have long been recognized as an important chimney safety & problem-prevention part. Defective mortar joints or the use of incorrect mortar or brick might greatly increase the tendency to absorb & convey water to the interior of the masonry chimney. Caps and dampers keep out the weather, all animals & most debris – all while keeping sparks from leaving the chimney which can ignite nearby combustibles like your roofing shingles, siding or nearby trees. For a metal, brick or fabricated chimney repair inspection call or text Expressway’s chimney experts at 631.388.7555.

One of the least expensive parts of the chimney venting system is the one that will prevent some of the most inordinate harm. If you don’t have a chimney cap on your chimney, stop reading & call Expressway Roofing & Chimney for an estimate now! Every chimney technician knows that a safe chimney cap is a must. Most chimney caps are made from copper or stainless steel. Some caps may actually help facilitate the updraft function of the chimney as well by virtue of their special design. Chimney dampers might help prevent water penetrations, heat loss and keep you warm and 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 and seals out weather, insects, birds and animals. Even just falling leaves might build up without a proper chimney cap in place.

Rain is moisture & moisture is an enemy of a healthy fireplace and flue. Chimney liner tiles & mortar can crumble and crack leading to pivotal trouble. The chimney cap cover deflects the rain and the side mesh areas prevent pests and leaves from entering the chimney. A properly fitted chimney cap or guard will slow down wear-and-tear on your chimney and lining, potentially saving you from large repair expenses.

Our experts can be happy to come out & make a recommendation for you and provide a written estimate to install a new chimney cap, chimney damper or guard on your chimney. Water starts more damage than any other element. It soaks into porous bricks & erodes at the mortar. It’s such a common dilemma , raccoons, squirrels, birds and bats try to make their property in your chimney. Chimneys could block the correct ventilation & even enter your house, potentially spreading disease and wreaking havoc. Our strong mesh and 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 part of all of our chimney caps.

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The method chosen or recommended for your chimney might depend on the type of deposits. A flue lining in a masonry chimney is defined as “a clay, ceramic or metal liner. Thermocrete has undergone rigorous UL Listing & it is an approved liner for gas & oil. Composite chimney lining system that gets inflated into the chimney flue & 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 and extreme stresses of hot and cold cycles. The liner protects the house from heat transfer to combustibles. 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 weather, heat transfers more rapidly to the nearby combustibles and dangerous gases such as carbon monoxide can leak into the living areas of the structure. Modern wood stoves & gas or oil furnaces require a rightly-sized flue to perform exactly. An imperfectly-sized liner will lead to extra creosote buildup in wood burning stoves and the production of carbon monoxide with conventional fuels.

Our wish is to provide recommendations that will improve the safety and efficiency of your appliance and venting system. Chimneys should be cleaned when accumulations of soot and creosote approach or exceed 1/4 inch. Accumulations of glaze in excess of 1/8 inch might be removed. Our pros employ several cleaning methods to remove chimney deposits. Frequent (at least annual) chimney estimates are the only way to know when the chimney requires fixing.

 

For a free chimney inspection call Expressway’s chimney experts today at 631.388.7555

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Several of the most common chimney cleaning methods that we provide follow:

Standard Sweep. This is the standard or normal cleaning method & involves the use of brushes to clean the flue. A powerful, well filtered vacuum is used to prevent soot and creosote from entering the structure. This type of cleaning is effective for soot and 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’s necessary to use chemicals that help loosen & dissolve heavy creosote & glaze deposits. These cases are hardly ever the case – but necessary in some situations, a clean sweep of your chimney will remove all of the soot, creosote and blockages from your flue liner, smoke chamber & shelf, firebox and damper. Heat, moisture, creosote & gases should 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 project.

Chemical cleaning: This calls for two trips – sometimes even three – if necessary. Our chimney masons can usually be done in less couple of hours & could make sure your home does not get soiled or messy around the areas worked in. Our technicians pride ourselves on “no mess” top notch service by doing a great job with minimal interruption to an owner.

What do other property owners have to say about our chimney contractors? Check our Google reviews right here. Our pros are proud of them. Expressway Chimney give you a free consultation, no-obligation quote and the chimney inspection report to do with as your family wishes.

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East Shoreham’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 & home construction repairs since 2001. We are proud to work with, work for, serve and support the following local Long Island businesses in their respective industries. construction, masonry, travel, contracting, design, lumberjacks, home improvements, & halfway houses. We agree that we are all in this together. Call Expressway today at 631.388.7555.

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