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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  Preston was extremely professional, knowledgeable and prompt. He took the time to explain our issue and answered all my questions. I would highly recommend A-1 Chimney Specialist!!

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  • review rating 5  Tanner and Preston more than met our expectations. They were friendly, knowledgeable, timely and professional. Don’t hesitate to use this company. It is rare these days to get this quality of service. Thanks guys. We want to have you back.

    thumb Sharon Doudt
  • review rating 5  Great people to work with. Definitely the best choice for chimney services in the area! FM

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  • review rating 5  Great service! Due to unexpected doctor appointments, I had to reschedule two times and they worked with me to get it done as soon as possible. They were very prompt; the living area was left exactly as it was when they arrived (no mess at all!) and answered my questions. I highly recommend them!

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  • review rating 5  In a time where customer service is becoming more infrequent than frequent , I have to take a moment to acknowledge the superb above and beyond service my husband and I received from A1 Chimney . First of all , we came to use this company several years ago when they sleeved our 100 year old house's chimney so we could burn real wood . We have used them regularly to check and sweep our chimney since. This year however , I had a chimney fire . Thankfully no damage was done . In looking at my records , I realized I hadn't had the chimney swept in a few years . BIG mistake on my part , hence the fire . So I called the company , sing my woes , asking if it would be possible for them to come out before Thanksgiving , this is less than 2 weeks prior by the way . Kind Marty lets me know the first availability isn't until 12/16 but he will do his best to see what he can do. He calls me back the same day to let me know he had jiggled some things around and could be out 12/13 . I thanked him but asked if there were any cancellations to please let me know. Kind Marty , let me rephrase , very KIND Marty , calls me back a couple of days ago asking if we could be free the Monday pre Thanksgiving . Absolutely , I reply . Well on Monday afternoon Preston and Robert leave after checking for damage , cleaning and confirming the sleeve did exactly what it is designed to do , protect the house in the event a chimney fire takes place , never once suggesting it wouldn't have happened if I hadn't waited 4 years . So THANK YOU all for doing such a wonderful job ! You have made us and my out of town family very happy in making it safe for us to enjoy this holiday with lovely fires , something we / they look forward to on their cold weather visits . May each of you have a very Happy Thanksgiving ! You've certainly made ours !!! Gratefully , Linda & Gill Ramsden

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