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The chimney is one of the most under appreciated elements of a house. Your chimney tends to not receive the attention or the concern usually afforded other worrisome household systems. Chimneys perform several essential functions and their simple appearance misrepresents their complex construction & performance requirements. Weather-damaged lining systems, flue obstructions and dislodged masonry materials all present a complication to houses.

The problem is that a lot of masonry chimneys were not designed to handle the venting requirements of modern high-efficiency heating appliances burning natural gas & oil. A lot of masonry chimney products (except for real stone) suffer accelerated deterioration as a result of prolonged contact with water. While most stone is not affected by water penetration, large amounts of mortar are required to bond the stone rightly. Chimney caps, also called rain covers, are probably the most inexpensive preventive measure that a homeowner could employ to prevent water penetration & problems to the chimney. Common brick is like a sponge, absorbing water & wicking moisture to the chimney interior. We will advise an owner in your own special situation what is best for you. For a metal, brick or fabricated chimney repair consultation call or text us 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 inordinate damage. If you don’t have a chimney cap on your chimney, stop reading & call us for an estimate now! Every chimney craftsmen knows that a safe chimney cap is a must. The job of the chimney cap is to stop rain from entering the flue & to stop pests from building nests in your chimney or using the chimney for a doorway into your home. In especially windy areas chimneys also will prevent downdrafts by blocking crosswinds from entering the chimney. With precision engineering this damper is easy to open & close. 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. These blockages can cause fire hazards & smoke back drafting into the structure.

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

Our masons will be happy to come out and make a recommendation for you & provide a written estimate to install a new chimney cap, chimney damper or guard on your chimney. Water initiates more harm than any other element. It soaks into porous bricks & weathers at the mortar. A chimney cap that covers all flues could protect you from upscale repairs. Chimneys will block the correct ventilation and even enter your structure, potentially spreading disease & wreaking havoc. Our strong mesh and lids will 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 could be stopped cold by the meshing cover that is a part of all of our chimney caps.

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The method chosen or recommended for your chimney can 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 best possible 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 residence.

This unique alloy is designed specifically to resist acids coming from gas appliances in the flue & extreme stresses of hot & cold cycles. 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 properly-sized flue for optimum efficiency of appliances. Modern wood stoves & gas or oil furnaces require a exactly-sized flue to perform precisely. An haphazardly-sized liner will lead to new creosote buildup in wood burning stoves and the production of carbon monoxide with conventional fuels.

Our aim is to provide recommendations that could improve the safety & 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 numerous cleaning practices to remove chimney deposits. Frequent (at least annual) chimney consultations are the only way to know when the chimney requires fixing.

 

For a free chimney inspection call Expressway today at 631.388.7555

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Several of the normal 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 property. This type of cleaning is effective for soot & 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 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 could remove all of the soot, creosote and blockages from your flue liner, smoke chamber & shelf, firebox and damper. Heat, moisture, creosote & gases should be either removed andreplaced, repaired or relined with a listed liner system or other approved material that will resist corrosion, softening or cracking from flue gases at temperature correct to the class of the chimney project.

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

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Expressway Roofing and Chimney has been fixing, servicing and doing broken chimney repairs, dangerous deck repairs, fixing leaky skylights & leaky gutters, installing new exterior siding, cedar roofing, decks and 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 & support the following local Long Island businesses in their respective industries. construction, masonry, travel, contracting, design, lumberjacks, home improvements, & halfway houses. We agree that we are all in this together. Call Expressway today at 631.388.7555.

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