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The chimney is one of the most taken-for-granted features of a property. The fact that chimneys can do their job perfectly, even when discounted, contributes to this misnomer that ‘it’s probably fine’. A chimney deteriorated by constant exposure to the weather can be a potential safety hazard. Troublesome or deteriorated flue liners of masonry chimneys will become soft, cracked or otherwise damaged – such that it/they no longer have the ability to control & contain the scary by-products of combustion.

Improperly lined chimneys may cause a number of inordinate structural and cosmetic complications for the consumer & also create potentially essential safety hazards. Expressway repairs problems 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. While most stone is not affected by water penetration, large amounts of mortar are required to bond the stone precisely. Chimney caps, also called rain covers, are probably the most inexpensive preventive measure that a customer can employ to prevent water penetration and harm to the chimney. Installing chimney caps and dampers might protect your chimney and maintain a safe chimney damper. Our experts only send fully-trained chimney cleaning experts to your residence that can live up to the guidelines of the CSIA (Chimney Safety Institute of America) & 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 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 might prevent some of the most pricey leaks. If you don’t have a chimney cap on your chimney, stop reading & call us for an estimate now! Every chimney sweep 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 home. Chimney caps also come with spark guards to prevent stray airborne particles that are still burning from exiting onto your roof. With precision engineering this damper is easy to open and close. It is the perfect upgrade for fireplace chimneys in older houses that hardly ever have a damper. These blockages will cause fire hazards and smoke back drafting into the structure.

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

Our pros could be happy to come out & make a recommendation for you & provide a written estimate to install a new chimney cap, chimney damper or guard on your chimney. Water starts more trouble than any other element. It soaks into porous bricks & degrades at the mortar. A chimney cap that covers all flues may protect you from immoderate repairs. Chimneys could block the correct ventilation and even enter your home, potentially spreading disease & wreaking havoc. Our strong mesh and lids may keep even the most determined animals out! Your fireplace may 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 component of all of our chimney caps.

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Nearby Woodsburgh Chimney Caps & Top Dampers

The method chosen or recommended for your chimney might 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 & the most ideal 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 locks in moisture & flue gases in your chimney & keeps them out of your home.

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 structure is safer for yourself and your family. 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 degrade, heat transfers more rapidly to the nearby combustibles and dangerous gases such as carbon monoxide can leak into the living areas of the property. Modern wood stoves & gas or oil furnaces require a exactly-sized flue to perform properly. Our prominent function is to remove flue deposits & evaluate the complete condition of the chimney system.

Our objective is to provide recommendations that might improve the safety and efficiency of your appliance & venting system. Chimneys should be cleaned when accumulations of soot and creosote approach or exceed 1/4 inch. Accumulations of glaze in excess of 1/8 inch may be removed. Our masons employ many cleaning techniques to remove chimney deposits. Frequent (at least annual) chimney consultations are the only way to know when the chimney needs repairs.

 

For a free chimney inspection call Expressway’s chimney experts today at 631.388.7555

Local Woodsburgh Chimney Repair, Chimney Caps & Top Dampers

Several of the most common chimney cleaning methods 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 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 is impossible to clean the flue by standard or mechanical sweeping it is 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 could remove all of the soot, creosote and blockages from your flue liner, smoke chamber and shelf, firebox and damper. Heat, moisture, creosote & gases shall be either removed &replaced, repaired or relined with a listed liner system or other approved product that can resist corrosion, softening or cracking from flue gases at temperature proper to the class of the chimney job.

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

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

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Expressway Roofing & 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 & 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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