The chimney is one of the most taken-for-granted things of a property. Your chimney tends to not receive the redress or the concern usually accorded other alarming household systems. A chimney deteriorated by constant exposure to the weather will be a potential safety hazard. Weather-damaged lining systems, flue obstructions and freed up masonry products all present a problem to residents.
Improperly lined chimneys might cause a number of inordinate structural and cosmetic problems for the client and also create potentially imperitive safety hazards. Expressway repairs issues to all parts of your fireplace or chimney. Whether an owner wishes for a chimney repointing, chimney repairs to missing or loose bricks, repair of a leaking chimney crown, broken flue liner or other chimney problem. A stone chimney acts and is like a brick chimney and it could also be protected from the effects of water penetration. Chimney caps have long been recognized as an important chimney safety and harm-prevention component. Installing chimney caps and dampers might protect your chimney and maintain a safe chimney damper. We could advise the owner in your own subjective situation what is best for you. For a metal, brick or fabricated chimney repair estimate call or text Expressway 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 costly issues. If you don’t have a chimney cap on your chimney, stop reading and call Expressway Roofing & Chimney for an estimate now! Every chimney expert knows that a safe chimney cap is a must. Chimney caps come in all different varieties, shapes, sizes and materials. In especially windy areas chimneys also can prevent downdrafts by blocking crosswinds from entering the chimney. Our chimney technicians can recommend the best solution for your chimney. It’s the perfect upgrade for fireplace chimneys in older houses that seldom have a damper. It’s sometimes hard to think how industrious animals and birds will be over the summer crafting a wonderfully cozy nest right inside your chimney.
Metal fireboxes, liners and dampers all may suffer rust and deterioration. Chimney liner tiles and mortar may crumble and crack leading to critical complications. The chimney cap cover deflects the rain and the side mesh areas prevent pests and leaves from entering the chimney. Of course, most apt chimney cleaning and maintenance are still recommended annually.
Our chimney repair and installation experts are very knowledgeable about the many various types of chimney caps, guards and dampers. Water causes more problems than any other element. It soaks into porous bricks and weathers at the mortar. A chimney cap that covers all flues may protect you from high-priced repairs. Chimneys may block the correct ventilation and even enter your house, potentially spreading disease and wreaking havoc. Our strong mesh and lids can keep even the most determined animals out! Your fireplace might spew sparks out into the environment, onto the roof or nearby flammable products. Stray sparks might be stopped cold by the meshing cover that is a part of all of our chimney caps.
The method chosen or recommended for your chimney could depend on the type of deposits. The Thermocrete process coats the inside of the chimney from top to bottom with a highly durable ceramic sealant. A lining cleaning is cost-effective and the most fitting 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 locks in moisture and flue gases in your chimney and keeps them out of your property.
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. In the tests, it was determined that if the flue gases were allowed to penetrate to the brick and mortar, the result would be a reduction in the usable life of the chimney. As the mortar joints erode, heat transfers more rapidly to the nearby combustibles and dangerous gases such as carbon monoxide might leak into the living areas of the house. Modern wood stoves and gas or oil furnaces require a exactly-sized flue to perform correctly. Our obvious task is to remove flue deposits and evaluate the total condition of the chimney system.
Our duty 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 should be removed. Our experts employ numerous cleaning methods to remove chimney deposits. Frequent (at least annual) chimney consultations are the only way to know when the chimney requires help.
Several of the most common chimney cleaning practices 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 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 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 will resist corrosion, softening or cracking from flue gases at temperature exact to the class of the chimney job.
Chemical cleaning: This requires two trips – sometimes even 3 – if necessary. Our chimney craftsmen could usually be done in less couple of hours and 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 project by doing a great job with minimal interruption to the owner.
What do other homeowners have to say about our chimney team? Check our Google reviews right here. Our experts are proud of them. Expressway Chimney offer you a free consultation, no-obligation quote and the chimney estimate report to do with as an owner 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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