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Leaky Chimney Repair

Your chimney was built with many parts that are specifically designed to fend off the encroachment of water. And there’s good reason for that: masonry is a resilient material, but water is its worst enemy. The more that water is allowed to seep into your chimney system, the more likely it is to sustain damage. If water gets into brick and mortar, then expands and contracts as it freezes and melts with the changing temperature, it attacks your masonry from the inside out, resulting in cracks, gaps and spalling (crumbling and flaking). Water can erode mortar joints; result in rust and corrosion; and cause a host of other problems. Keeping your chimney’s defenses up is key to a long-lasting, efficient chimney, and a happy, healthy home.

How Do I Know If I Have A Problem?

Early leak detection is helpful, and there are several ways to make sure you’re keeping on top of problems:

Your annual chimney inspection is a great start — A-1 Chimney Specialist technicians will thoroughly inspect your chimney to make sure each and every part of your chimney is performing as it should. And if problems are looming, we’ll spot them, and help you repair any issues while they’re still small.

It’s also worthwhile to keep an eye on those parts of your chimney that are working hard to fend off water — they’re often the places where leaks spring up.

Is your chimney cap damaged or missing?

The steel, copper or iron cap at the very top of your chimney helps keep rain and snow (and animals) out of your flue, so if it’s missing or damaged, it could be the source of — or a contributor to — leaks. A-1 Chimney Specialist can properly repair or install a new cap, and we have a wide range of chimney cap choices to fit your style and home.

Is your chimney crown cracked?

Your chimney crown is at the front lines of the fight against water, directing rain and snow away from your chimney. Since it’s generally made of masonry, cracks and spalling can develop over time. We can repair a damaged crown and apply a waterproofing sealant that will arm it for years and years of hard work.

Is your flashing missing or damaged?

Where your roofline and chimney meet, flashing is installed to keep water out of that joint. If it’s missing or damaged, water can get in and cause serious damage.

Water will find any point of weakness and seep into your system, so finding the source — or sources — of a leak can be a complex process. The CSIA-certified technicians at A-1 Chimney Specialist find and repair chimney leaks every day, and we’ve been helping homeowners in the Tullahoma and Winchester, Tenn., area since 2000. If you think you have a leak, call us today or schedule an appointment online — we want to help.


Having your gas fireplace professionally installed and serviced is one of the best things you can do to get ready for safe and healthy use of your fireplace, so let A-1 Chimney perform this important chimney service today.

  • 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
  • review rating 5  These two gentlemen were very courteous, prompt, professional, and helpful. They provided the service we needed. We will rely on them for future chimney needs!

    thumb James Bateman
  • review rating 5  A1 Did an excellent job of inspecting my fireplace and chimney. Very professional and very knowledgeable.

    thumb Arlen Naffziger
  • review rating 5  Without reservation, I would recommend A1 Chimney for any of your fireplace and chimney needs. I had them inspect and clean a chimney on two different houses and found them to be very thorough and most professional. They are very cognizant of keeping your house clean and left no mess at all. Their knowledge also instills confidence in their work, and their many years of experience are evident. Nothing less than 5 stars for this wonderful company.

    thumb Clive Wasson


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