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The chimney is one of the most under appreciated parts of a residence. The fact that chimneys will do their job perfectly, even when omitted, contributes to this misnomer that ‘it’s probably fine’. A chimney deteriorated by constant exposure to the weather could be a potential safety hazard. Harmful or deteriorated flue liners of masonry chimneys will become soft, cracked or otherwise broken – such that it/they no longer have the ability to control & contain the dangerous by-products of combustion.

Shodily lined chimneys might cause a number of costly structural & cosmetic worries for the customer and also create potentially pertinent safety hazards. Masonry products deteriorate quickly when exposed to the extreme freeze/thaw processes of Thomaston, in which moisture that has penetrated the materials periodically freezes and expands causing undue stress. A stone chimney acts and seems to be like a brick chimney & it can also be protected from the effects of water penetration. Chimney caps, also called rain covers, are probably the most inexpensive preventive measure that a property owner may employ to prevent water penetration and complications to the chimney. Defective mortar joints or the use of faulty mortar or brick will greatly increase the tendency to absorb & steer water to the interior of the masonry chimney. Our technicians might advise an owner in your own subjective situation what is best for you. 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 may prevent some of the most immoderate complications. If you don’t have a chimney cap on your chimney, stop reading & call Thomaston’s local roofing experts for an estimate now! Every chimney mason 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. Our chimney craftsmen may recommend the best solution for your chimney. It is the perfect upgrade for fireplace chimneys in older houses that rarely have a damper. Even just falling leaves can build up without an appropriate chimney cap in place.

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

Our chimney repair & installation craftsmen are very knowledgeable about a large variety of types of chimney caps, guards & dampers. Water starts more damage than any other element. It soaks into porous bricks and wears away at the mortar. It’s such a common problem , raccoons, squirrels, birds and bats try to make their residence in your chimney. Chimneys could block proper ventilation and even enter your structure, potentially spreading disease & wreaking havoc. Our strong mesh & lids could keep even the most determined animals out! Your fireplace can 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 & water tight.

This unique alloy is designed specifically to resist acids coming from gas appliances in the flue & 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 & mortar, the result would be a reduction in the usable life of the chimney. Liners provide a rightly-sized flue for optimum efficiency of appliances. Modern wood stoves & gas or oil furnaces require a exactly-sized flue to perform correctly. Our main role is to remove flue deposits & evaluate the total condition of the chimney system.

Our wish is to provide recommendations that can 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 addition to 1/8 inch may be removed. Our pros employ numerous cleaning methods to remove chimney deposits. Frequent (at least annual) chimney inspections are the only way to know when the chimney needs to be addressed.

 

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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 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 property. 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 sweep 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 almost never 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 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 appropriate to the class of the chimney job.

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

What do other clients have to say about our chimney complement? Check our Google reviews right here. Our experts are proud of them. We offer you a free estimate, no-obligation quote & the chimney inspection report to do with as a homeowner wishes.

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Thomaston’s Best Chimney Contractor

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