The chimney is one of the most taken-for-granted things of a house. The fact that chimneys could do their job fittingly, even when passed over, contributes to this notion that ‘it’s probably fine’. 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 materials all present a problem to buildings.
Each year there are thousands of cases of carbon monoxide poisonings due to faulty lined chimneys. Expressway repairs harm to all parts of your fireplace or chimney. Whether the owner needs a chimney repointing, chimney repairs to missing or loose bricks, repair of a leaking chimney crown, broken flue liner or other chimney problem. Water in the chimney also initiates 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 consumer will employ to prevent water penetration and weakening to the chimney. Common brick is like a sponge, absorbing water and wicking moisture to the chimney interior. Our technicians only send fully-trained chimney cleaning fully-trained techs to your home that may live up to the guidelines of the CSIA (Chimney Safety Institute of America) and the NCSG (National Chimney Sweeps Guild), the two regulatory organizations for the chimney industry in the United States. For a metal, brick or fabricated chimney repair estimate 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 inordinate nightmares. If you don’t have a chimney cap on your chimney, stop reading and call Expressway Roofing & Chimney for an estimate now! Every chimney craftsmen knows that a safe chimney cap is a must. Chimney caps come in all different varieties, shapes, sizes and products. Chimney caps also come with spark mesh to prevent stray airborne particles that are still burning from exiting onto your roof. Chimney dampers can 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 can build up without the most apt chimney cap in place.
Metal fireboxes, liners and dampers all will suffer rust and deterioration. Chimney liner tiles and mortar can crumble and crack leading to serious problems. The chimney cap cover deflects the rain and the side mesh areas prevent pests and leaves from entering the chimney. A rightly fitted chimney cap or guard can slow down wear-and-tear on your chimney and lining, potentially saving you from large repair prices.
Our chimney repair and installation masons are very knowledgeable about numerous types of chimney caps, guards and dampers. Water starts more problems than any other element. It soaks into porous bricks and erodes at the mortar. It’s such a common dilemma , raccoons, squirrels, birds and bats try to make their structure in your chimney. Chimneys can block proper ventilation and even enter your structure, potentially spreading disease and wreaking havoc. Our strong mesh and lids might keep even the most determined animals out! Your fireplace can spew sparks out into the environment, onto the roof or nearby flammable products. Stray sparks can be stopped cold by the meshing cover that is a component of all of our chimney caps.
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 most fitting for your fireplace chimney and in chimneys serving gas, oil, wood or coal burning appliances. It conforms to any shape, size and length of the chimney and become a non-destructive chimney lining system which is corrosion-proof, flame and heat resistant, airtight liner with a rigidity of a steel. A stainless steel chimney liner locks in moisture and flue gases in your chimney and keeps them out of your residence.
This unique alloy is designed specifically to resist acids coming from gas appliances in the flue and extreme stresses of hot and cold cycles. Liners in chimneys serve three main functions. In the NBS tests, unlined chimneys allowed heat to move through the chimney so rapidly that the adjacent woodwork caught fire in only 3 1/2 hours. The flue gases are acidic in nature and literally eat away at the mortar joints from inside the chimney. Liners provide a correctly-sized flue for optimum efficiency of appliances. Your 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. Our principal function is to remove flue deposits and evaluate the total condition of the chimney system.
The required cleaning frequency might depend on amount of use, the type of installation, the type of fuel and the burning habits of the client. Chimneys should be cleaned when accumulations of soot and creosote approach or exceed 1/4 inch. Accumulations of glaze more than 1/8 inch will be removed. Our technicians employ various cleaning systems to remove chimney deposits. Frequent (at least annual) chimney checks are the only way to know when the chimney needs to be fixed.
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 and creosote from entering the home. 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 is impossible to clean 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 seldom the case – but necessary in some situations, a clean sweep of your chimney may remove all of the soot, creosote and blockages from your flue liner, smoke chamber and shelf, firebox and damper. Heat, moisture, creosote and gases might 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 necessary to the class of the chimney job.
Chemical cleaning: This needs two trips – sometimes even three – if necessary. Our chimney experts will usually be done in less couple of hours and could make sure your property does not get soiled or messy around the areas worked in. Our pros pride ourselves on “no mess” top notch job by doing a great job with minimal interruption to the owner.
What do other property owners have to say about Expressway’s chimney contractors? Check our Google reviews right here. Our pros are proud of them. Saddle Rock’s chimney experts give you a free estimate, no-obligation quote and the chimney consultation report to do with as the owner wishes.
Freestanding Chimney Repairs In Saddle Rock
New Chimney Installations Near Saddle Rock
New Chimney Flashing Material By Saddle Rock
Factory Restorations In Saddle Rock
Chimney Hardware Repairs Near Saddle Rock
Stainless Steel Liners & Caps By Saddle Rock
Chimney Rebuilding In Saddle Rock
Chimney Maintenance Near Saddle Rock
Masonry Chimney Sealing By Saddle Rock
Chimney Replacements In Saddle Rock
Storm Damage Repairs Near Saddle Rock
Chimney Leak Detection By Saddle Rock
Broken Chimney Brick Repair Near Saddle Rock
Chimney Flashing Material Repair By Saddle Rock
Chimney Leak Repairs Near Saddle Rock
Masonry Chimney Mortar Repairs By Saddle Rock
Factory Chimney Cap Replacements Near Saddle Rock
Chimney Box Repairs By Saddle Rock
Chimney Liner Replacements In Saddle Rock
Prefab Chimney Inspections
Indoor Stovepipe Installs By Saddle Rock
Prefab Chimney Repairs Near Saddle Rock
Metal Chimney Box Installs In Saddle Rock
Metal Chimney Inspections By Saddle Rock
Masonry Cleanings By Saddle Rock
Soffit/Fascia Repairs Near Saddle Rock
Mold/Ice Dam Damage Repairs By Saddle Rock
Chimney Blockages Cleared In Saddle Rock
LI Broken Chimney Repair
Masonry Repairs Near Saddle Rock
Chimney Replacements In Saddle Rock
Skylight Contractor In Saddle Rock
New Chimney Liners Installed
Chimney Flue Repairs Near Saddle Rock
Chimney Replacements In Saddle Rock
Saddle Rock New Damper Installs
Saddle Rock Chimney Chase Covers
Prefabricated Chimneys In Saddle Rock
Long Island Chimney Replacements
Brick Chimney Installations Near You
Metal Chimney Maintenance In Saddle Rock
Roofing Inspections By Nassau
LI Chimney Damage Repair
Chimney Repair By Suffolk
Chimney Repairs In Saddle Rock
LI Freestanding Chimneys
Chimney Flashing Repairs By Saddle Rock
Chimney Crown Repairs In Suffolk
Saddle Rock Chimney Cap Installs
LI Chimney Removals
Saddle Rock Masonry Chimney Installs
Nassau Brick Chimney Installs
Chimney Hardware Repairs
LI Chimney Contractors
Chimney Work In Saddle Rock
Chimney Inspections By You
Chimney Contractor In Nassau
Saddle Rock Chimney Cleanings
LI Ice Dam Preventions
LI Chimney Maintenance
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.
Chimney repair, Chimney inspection, Chimney maintenance, Chimney restoration, Chimney rebuilding, Chimney masonry repair, Chimney crown repair, Chimney cap installation, Chimney flashing repair, Chimney liner repair, Chimney brick repair, Chimney flue repair, Chimney leak repair, Chimney waterproofing, Chimney pointing, Chimney tuckpointing, Chimney sealing, Chimney sweep services, Chimney cleaning, Chimney relining, Chimney liner installation, Chimney draft problems, Smoke chamber repair, Firebox repair, Masonry chimney repair, Metal chimney repair, Prefabricated chimney repair, Historic chimney restoration, Chimney flashing replacement, Chimney crown rebuilding.