When it comes to chimney repairs, our chimney professionals are your go-to for crown seals, heat damage, masonry repair, chimney liners, refractory panels, chimney de-glazing, and more!
Your chimney crown is the area that is around the top of the chimney (not to be confused with the chimney cap that is an attachment that is added to the top of the flue pipe). The chimney crown tops off the masonry walls of the chimney, usually with a wider masonry or cement area.
Heat Damage to Rear Firewall
Even the best built masonry chimney can be susceptible to heat damage over time. 80% of the heat generated by most fires gets absorbed into the rear firewall. Over time, cracks and deterioration can form. This used to mean that a firewall rebuild was needed to prevent a serious fire hazard.
Mike’s Chimney provides complete brickwork and masonry services. We specialize in chimney repairs and rebuilding. We take advantage of the newest innovations in the industry to make sure your chimney is repaired to a safer and more efficient standard.
One of the most important components of your whole chimney and heating system is the flue and the chimney liner. Any time our technicians examine your chimney during an inspection we look closely at the condition of the chimney liner. The liner moves all the gases and smoke out of your home and allows extremely hot and toxic gases to exit your home safely.
Pre Fab or Zero Clearance Fireplaces (ZC’s) are different from masonry fireplaces in that they are not made of brick and mortar. Instead, ZC’s are made out of very thin sheet metal and refractory cement panels. ZC’s get their name for two simple reasons; “Pre Fab” because they are a sheet metal fireplace “pre-fabricated” in a factory. “Zero Clearance” because there’s very little “clearance” between the flammable 2X4 wood framing of your home and the metal box.
Creosote is a liquid that condenses onto the inner walls of connector pipes and chimneys as wood smoke cools. When creosote dries, it gradually hardens, taking the following forms: Stage 1 (velvet soot), Stage 2 (porous and crunchy in makeup) or Stage 3, shiny, rock-hard chimney glaze. The buildup of chimney glaze is denser and harder than brick, and sticks to the chimney inside walls.