A fireplace is a lovely thing to have in your home. However, when it requires repairs, it might not be easy for you to do it on your own. Some guidelines and the right tools are sure to put you on the right track. Stone and brick fireplaces are most commonly found in residences since they are the most traditional type of fireplace. Fireplaces are functional as well as aesthetically appealing. Regular care and maintenance can minimize the need for fireplace repairs, but it is always good to learn more!
Brick fireplace repair can mean anything from tuckpointing a firebox to replacing the deteriorating mortar joints and protect it from the elements. Brick fireplace repairs may be done at the top of the masonry chimney, shedding water off the chimney crown. In this case we also recommend a protective product called crown coat. Brick fireplace repair and the associated weather proofing compounds that Midtown Chimney Sweeps applies to chimneys is a huge benefit to older chimneys. If no maintenance is done, disrepair and expensive masonry work will be next on the agenda. Masonry materials (stones, concrete, bricks) are heavy- and masonry chimneys and fireplaces are created to properly withstand the weight of the bricks, stone, and mortar. Doing brick fireplace repair may be an involved process, particularly with older homes, because the bricks and mortar used in masonry chimney and fireplace construction has changed over the years.
When the masonry work on your chimney begins to show signs of deterioration (the mortar joints are worn away from the weather and elements), chances are you’ll need to have some brick fireplace repair done in order to repair it. Working up high on ladders can pose a risk. Midtown Chimney Sweeps technicians take time to secure their ladders and prepare for the ascent, taking only the necessary tools up with them. Older and newer bricks have far different degrees of hardness and water permeability, and the same is true for mortar, and the masonry crown. In addition to brick fireplace repairs at the top of the chimney and in the firebox, your Certified Midtown technician will also inspect the outside of your chimney. Common recommendations for protecting the outside of your chimney include water resistant chimney saver protectant. Other recommendations include coatings for masonry fireplace chimney tops called crown coat.
Midtown Chimney Sweeps technicians are trained in minor brick fireplace repair work and equipped with the proper tools. We have experience working on older and newer residential and commercial chimneys. No matter when your residence was built, Midtown technicians are ready to repair your chimney or brick fireplace promptly with the right products. When you have us handle your brick fireplace repair work, you can trust that the results will match your masonry chimney’s current appearance and give you years of effective service. Protecting your chimney from the elements on the outside is the best long term solution. If your chimney has brick fireplace damage and you need repair please call Midtown Chimney Sweeps for immediate assistance! We provide tuck pointing and grouting for loose and missing mortar in the firebox and near the top of the chimney. Brick fireplace repair is a common need with chimney and fireplaces in harsh, cold and wet environments. Midtown Chimney Sweeps will be happy to discuss the details of your repair needs and provide a proposal or direct you to an appropriate mason to do the repairs. The best way to approach the brick fireplace repair is to have a Certified Midtown technician come to your home and inspect the situation. Do you need to have brick fireplace repair done on your masonry chimney? Midtown Chimney Sweeps can help. Call to make an appointment at toll free 1-844-793-3766, today!