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The chimney is one of the most taken-for-granted elements of a house. The chimney tends to not receive the thought or the concern usually accorded other worrisome household systems. Chimneys perform several pivotal functions & their simple appearance misrepresents their complex construction and performance requirements. Damaged or deteriorated flue liners of masonry chimneys will become soft, cracked or otherwise non-functioning – such that it/they no longer have the ability to control and contain the scary by-products of combustion.

The worry is that hundreds of masonry chimneys were not designed to handle the venting requirements of modern high-efficiency heating appliances burning natural gas and oil. Expressway repairs complications to all parts of your fireplace or chimney. Whether a client 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 starts 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 can employ to prevent water penetration & trouble to the chimney. Installing chimney caps & dampers might protect your chimney and maintain a safe chimney damper. Caps and dampers keep out the weather, all animals & most debris – all while keeping sparks from leaving the chimney which may 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 high-priced trouble. If you don’t have a chimney cap on your chimney, stop reading & call West Hampton Dunes’s local roofing experts for an estimate now! Every chimney craftsmen knows that a safe chimney cap is a must. Most chimney caps are made from copper or stainless steel. Chimney caps also come with spark wire to prevent stray airborne particles that are still burning from exiting onto your roof. Our chimney technicians may recommend the best solution for your chimney. When closed, the damper serves as a chimney cap & 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 may be over the summer crafting a wonderfully cozy nest right inside your chimney.

Metal fireboxes, liners & dampers all could suffer rust and deterioration. Chimney liner tiles and mortar might crumble & crack leading to serious problems. The chimney cap cover deflects the rain & the side mesh areas prevent pests & leaves from entering the chimney. Of course, appropriate chimney cleaning and maintenance are still recommended annually.

Our chimney repair & installation technicians are very knowledgeable about all types of chimney caps, guards and dampers. Water begins more issues than any other element. It soaks into porous bricks and wears away at the mortar. A chimney cap that covers all flues will protect you from high-priced repairs. Chimneys will block the correct ventilation & 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 will spew sparks out into the environment, onto the roof or nearby flammable materials. Stray sparks may be stopped cold by the meshing cover that is a component of all of our chimney caps.

Call West Hampton Dunes’s Chimney Pros At 631.388.7555

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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 and oil. 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 & flue gases in your chimney and keeps them out of your structure.

Stainless steel liners have been UL Tested under the most extreme conditions including multiple simulated chimney fires exceeding 2100F so you’ll sleep soundly at night knowing that your residence is safer for yourself and your family. The liner protects the house from heat transfer to combustibles. 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 precisely-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. An shodily-sized liner can lead to additional creosote buildup in wood burning stoves and the production of carbon monoxide with conventional fuels.

Our objective 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 & creosote approach or exceed 1/4 inch. Accumulations of glaze in addition to 1/8 inch may be removed. We employ a variety of cleaning techniques to remove chimney deposits. Frequent (at least annual) chimney estimates are the only way to know when the chimney is in need of to be fixed.

 

For a free chimney inspection call us today at 631.388.7555

Local West Hampton Dunes Chimney Repair, Chimney Caps & Top Dampers

Several of the usual chimney cleaning practices 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 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’s impossible to clean the flue by standard or mechanical sweeping it’s necessary to use chemicals that help loosen & dissolve heavy creosote & 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 & shelf, firebox and damper. Heat, moisture, creosote & gases will be either removed &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 necessary to the class of the chimney service.

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

What do other homeowners have to say about Expressway’s chimney complement? Check our Google reviews right here. Our technicians are proud of them. We give you a free consultation, no-obligation quote and the chimney inspection report to do with as a homeowner wishes.

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West Hampton Dunes’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 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 & 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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