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Chimney Repairs & Restorations

Your chimney is weathering a lot, inside and out, regardless of how much it’s being used. Its cap, crown, mortar and flashing are being bombarded by the elements and the effects of changing temperatures, on the outside. Your flue liner, appliance and other internal parts are bearing the brunt of combustion every time you light a fire. Over time, parts will wear, get damaged or fail, and repairs will be necessary to keep your chimney in fully functioning order. The Chimney Safety Institute of America-certified technicians at A-1 Chimney Specialist have been repairing and restoring chimneys in the Tullahoma and Winchester area since 2000, and we’ve helped hundreds of happy clients enjoy their fireplace or stove safely and efficiently. No matter what your needs, from small repairs to a full chimney restoration, we can bring your chimney back to top shape.

Chimney Restorations

Chimney masonry is durable, but it’s also porous. Water can get into your bricks and mortar and, expanding and contracting with changes in temperature, create damage, from cracks to spalling (chipping and flaking).

If your masonry is significantly damaged, you may need to have your chimney restored. A-1 Chimney Specialist’s licensed and certified technicians can inspect your chimney and offer a detailed analysis of the extent of your damage. If you need restoration work, we have the experience and know-how to bring your chimney back to looking and functioning like new.

Historic home? Feel confident in choosing A-1 Chimney Specialist. We routinely do restoration work on chimneys that were built as far back as 150 years ago. Restoring your chimney to its full historic beauty – with full and safe modern functionality – is our specialty.

Chimney Repair Needs Can Vary

Your chimney is made up of multiple parts, all of which are performing vital functions under tough conditions. If any of those parts start to fail, A-1 Chimney Specialist can assess the problem and make it right, top to bottom.

  • Chimney Caps Is your chimney cap damaged or missing? That might be allowing water or animals access to your chimney. A-1 Chimney Specialist can repair or replace your chimney cap and we have a wide variety of options to choose from.
  • Chimney Crowns – Under your chimney cap, the chimney crown is a prime line of defense against water. If it’s cracked or crumbling, water might be getting into your chimney and that can lead to major damage and major cost. We can repair your chimney crown to last.
  • Pointing – If the concrete on your chimney is cracked or crumbling, you may need some repointing or tuckpointing — detailed work that requires an expert’s touch — so your chimney looks right and, more importantly, stays structurally sound.
  • Chimney Lining – Your flue’s lining is helping keep your chimney functionally sound, moving toxic gases out of your home and away from your family. Damage can result from the effects of fire, water or even just time. As your home settles, gaps and cracks can occur. A licensed A-1 Chimney Specialist technician can find whatever problems might be hiding in your chimney lining, and repair them.
  • Flashing – You’ll notice flashing on your roof, where it meets the chimney. Flashing protects your chimney from water, and damaged or missing flashing can lead to big water problems, fast. If there is a problem with your flashing, turn to an A-1 Chimney Specialist technician, not a roofer — we inspect, install and repair flashing every day and we’ll know what the best course of action is.

Those are just a few of the common repair needs that can come up in a chimney inspection. We’re ready to help bring your chimney back to top shape, whether your issues are minor or major. Call us now to have an A-1 Chimney Specialist technician inspect and repair or restore your chimney, or use our online scheduling form.


One of the things we can do when servicing your fireplace or chimney is to fix chimney leaks before they cause more damage. Let us help with this common chimney problem.

  • review rating 5  A1 came out to sweep and inspect our chimney, as well as put a screen over the chimney opening. The guys that came out were fantastic!! They were so kind, friendly, and very professional. I was comfortable with them in my house, and they did a great job. They explained everything to me, and joked with my kids. We’ve already recommended them to other people and it’s only been 10 hours since their visit! We’ll definitely use them every time we need chimney services.

    thumb Laura Cole
  • review rating 5  I can't say enough good things about this company. The men came to clean our chimney (which badly needed it). They kept the house clean; they were so very polite; they took photos of the chimney. They also checked our dryer vent and took photos of that. We then learned that they service gas fireplaces--and we have been hunting for someone to help us with this. A lovely team. Super professional. It was like having the best doctor make a house call.

    thumb Elizabeth Grammer
  • review rating 5  On time to identify problem/issue great professional young technician that knew what to recommend. Alway communicated and reason I have used for my fireplace for over 15 years.

    thumb Roy Millar
  • review rating 5  Not like the cable guys! A-1 Chimney was timely and informative from the start! Phone calls to let you know who, what , when and we’re they were going to be from your scheduled appointment time. Great level of professionalism when they arrived and was knowledgeable of our needs and their solutions. I would highly recommend a small business over the big guys because you are a customer, not a corporate bottom line. As a side note..... good to see a young staff learning a trade. All three of the young gentlemen that were here are supporting that trade. “Ahhh it’s just a fireplace” What do you rely on in a power outage? Emergency heat........... Your fireplace! Thanks A-1..... See you again!

    thumb Nick Bohaychyk
  • review rating 4  Good service but EXPENSIVE. They were prompt and did a good job, but the cost was $40 more than the companies in Nashville.

    thumb Bevo H


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