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The chimney is one of the most taken-for-granted parts of a structure. The fact that chimneys will do their job perfectly, even when passed over, contributes to this misnomer that ‘it’s probably fine’. Chimneys are far from the quiet, passive black holes that are ‘just there’ that most customers assume them to be. Adverse or deteriorated flue liners of masonry chimneys could become soft, cracked or otherwise leaky – such that it/they no longer have the ability to control and contain the scary by-products of combustion.

Inexactly lined chimneys will cause a number of high-priced structural and cosmetic dilemmas for the property owner and also create potentially essential safety hazards. Masonry materials deteriorate quickly when exposed to the extreme freeze/thaw processes of North Baldwin, in which moisture that has penetrated the products periodically freezes and expands causing undue stress. Water in the chimney also begins rust in steel and cast iron, weakening or destroying the metal parts. Chimney caps, also called rain covers, are probably the most inexpensive preventive measure that a customer could employ to prevent water penetration and issues to the chimney. Installing chimney caps and dampers might protect your chimney and maintain a safe chimney damper. Caps and dampers keep out the weather, all animals and most debris – all while keeping sparks from leaving the chimney which could ignite nearby combustibles like your roofing shingles, siding or nearby trees. For a metal, brick or fabricated chimney repair consultation call or text Expressway at 631.388.7555.

One of the least expensive parts of the chimney venting system is the one that may prevent some of the most pricey problems. If you don’t have a chimney cap on your chimney, stop reading and call us for an estimate now! Every chimney pro knows that a safe chimney cap is a must. The job of the chimney cap is to stop rain from entering the flue and to stop pests from building nests in your chimney or using the chimney for a doorway into your house. Chimney caps also come with spark wire to prevent stray airborne particles that are still burning from exiting onto your roof. Our chimney pros may recommend the best solution for your chimney. When closed, the damper serves as a chimney cap and with a slight pull of the chain it releases the spring-loaded top into the open position when you’re ready to enjoy a nice fire. It’s sometimes hard to believe how dextructive animals and birds might be over the summer crafting a wonderfully cozy nest right inside your chimney.

Metal fireboxes, liners and dampers all could suffer rust and deterioration. Chimney liner tiles and mortar may crumble and crack leading to critical damage. The chimney cap cover deflects the rain and the side mesh areas prevent pests and leaves from entering the chimney. A correctly fitted chimney cap or guard may slow down wear-and-tear on your chimney and lining, potentially saving you from large repair prices.

Our chimney repair and installation experts are very knowledgeable about a large variety of types of chimney caps, guards and dampers. Water begins more weakening than any other element. It soaks into porous bricks and eats away at the mortar. A chimney cap that covers all flues may protect you from immoderate repairs. Chimneys might block the right ventilation and even enter your structure, potentially spreading disease and wreaking havoc. Our strong mesh and lids can keep even the most determined animals out! Your fireplace could spew sparks out into the environment, onto the roof or nearby flammable materials. Stray sparks might 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 could 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 and the best possible for your fireplace chimney and 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 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 and literally eat away at the mortar joints from inside the chimney. As the mortar joints wear away, heat transfers more rapidly to the nearby combustibles and dangerous gases such as carbon monoxide might leak into the living areas of the house. The chimney is responsible for not only allowing the products of combustion a passage out of the house, but the draft generated by the chimney also supplies the combustion air to the appliance. An imperfectly-sized liner will lead to additional creosote buildup in wood burning stoves and the production of carbon monoxide with conventional fuels.

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 and creosote approach or exceed 1/4 inch. Accumulations of glaze more than 1/8 inch may be removed. Our technicians employ several cleaning systems to remove chimney deposits. Frequent (at least annual) chimney consultations are the only way to know when the chimney requires to be addressed.

 

For a free chimney estimate call us today at 631.388.7555

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Several of the normal chimney cleaning methods 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 and creosote from entering the residence. 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 clean the flue by standard or mechanical sweeping it is necessary to use chemicals that help loosen and dissolve heavy creosote and glaze deposits. These cases are rarely the case – but necessary in some situations, a clean sweep of your chimney should remove all of the soot, creosote and blockages from your flue liner, smoke chamber and shelf, firebox and damper. Heat, moisture, creosote and gases can be either removed and replaced, repaired or relined with a listed liner system or other approved material that may resist corrosion, softening or cracking from flue gases at temperature appropriate to the class of the chimney project.

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

What do other clients have to say about Expressway’s chimney contractors? Check our Google reviews right here. Our technicians are proud of them. North Baldwin’s chimney experts provide you with a free estimate, no-obligation quote and the chimney consultation report to do with as your family wishes.

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Expressway Roofing And Chimney has been fixing, servicing and doing broken chimney repairs, dangerous deck repairs, fixing leaky skylights and leaky gutters, installing new exterior siding, cedar roofing, decks and 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 and 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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