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Types Of Masonry Repairs

If you have a masonry chimney, you’ve likely received countless compliments on it. The look is desired by many homeowners, but it’s no secret that it can be difficult to maintain. That’s why A-1 Chimney Specialist is here to help you out! We offer a wide variety of chimney repairs, all of which fix up damage caused by deterioration, water exposure, and more.Types of Masonry Repairs - Tullahoma TN - A1 Chimney Specialist

If you have noticed any cracking, crumbling, or other types of decay throughout your system, call us in now so we can get repairs done fast! Learn more below.

Crown Repair & Installation

Chimney crowns play a huge role in directing water away from your brickwork. But they only work when they are correctly designed and placed, and any type of damage will decrease efficiency significantly. If your crown has seen a lot of wear and tear, then it may be time for you call us in to take a look at it.

Whether your crown needs fixing up or needs to be replaced entirely, we can offer our services and expertise. Our products are strong, durable, and long-lasting, so you can rest easy knowing your chimney crown will stand the test of time.

Tuckpointing

Another common issue is crumbling mortar. This issue is solved through tuckpointing, which typically turns out to be a very detail-oriented job. It involves removing the damaged mortar and replacing it with new products. Getting the new stuff to match the old isn’t always an easy process, but it’s never a problem for our CSIA trained and certified staff.

Flashing Repair & Installation

In the spot where your roof and chimney meet, water damage often occurs. This is due to the different materials expanding and contracting at different rates. Fortunately, flashing can be put in to protect this area, while still giving the materials the flexibility they need.

Whether you need your current flashing repaired or new flashing installed, we can help you out! We accommodate and adjust our techniques as needed so that the finished product works perfectly with your specific set-up. We handle this problem a lot, so you can trust us when we say we’ve got you covered!

Waterproofing

When your repairs are completed and your chimney looks like new again, it’s time to take the next step by implementing an extra layer of protection. Waterproofing is a surefire way to prevent moisture from re-entering and wreaking havoc on your entire system. The best part about waterproofing is that it offers a breathable shield, so your fireplace can still run as efficiently as possible.

Ask us about our waterproofing services today!

Scheduling your next appointment is as easy as picking up the phone and dialing our number. Please reach out to us today!

How Water Gets Into Your Chimney

With springtime rains falling, it’s not uncommon to notice leaks and excess water throughout your fireplace. But just how does this water enter? Chimneys are built to be strong and sturdy, so it’s hard to believe that water can find its way in so easily. Unfortunately, there are lots of way it can sneak in, which is why taking preventative measures ahead of time is so important.How Water Gets Inside Your Chimney - Tullahoma TN - A-1 Chimney

Learn more below, so you can prepare yourself for any bad weather that comes your way. If you think your chimney may need some help with water damage, call in an expert right away!

Missing A Cap?

If you have yet to invest in a chimney cap, then leaks will likely become a reoccurring issue for you. Chimney flues are necessary so that gases and toxins can properly escape when your fireplace is in use. Yet, when rain falls, these openings leave your chimney exposed and vulnerable to excess water. A chimney cap is a simple and inexpensive fix for your problem. Invest in one today to kiss water issues good-bye!

If you have a chimney cap, but still have problems with leaks, it may need to be repaired or replaced. The staff at A-1 Chimney Specialist is ready to help you out! We are trained to install your cap securely and correctly, and we have tons of different styles, so you are sure to find the size, fit, and material for your home.

Does Your Flashing Need Work?

Another spot leaks can enter is right where your chimney and roof meet. Both your chimney and roof are made from different materials so, as the seasons change, they will expand and contract at different times. This causes small openings to form, through which water can easily enter.

Having flashing installed will help seal this gap and keep water at bay. Throughout time, your flashing may become damaged or rusted. It takes on a lot of wear and tear, and all that bad weather can eventually cause tears in the metal, rust to form, and the caulk can become loose and unsteady. You need the right professionals on the job. At A-1 Chimney, we provide you with a tight, strong seal so nothing will penetrate your roof any time soon.

Is Your Crown Cracked?

A chimney crown works hard through years of bad weather to direct water away from your brickwork. Yet, sometimes it can break down and crack, allowing water to enter through it. Let us take a look to ensure your crown is in suitable condition! After performing any repairs, we can waterproof it, so leaks won’t be something you have to worry about for years to come.

Give Us A Call

Keep your home looking great and working efficiently by investing in repair services from A-1 Chimney Specialist today! We know where to check for issues and can address them in a timely manner, so you will have your fireplace back to normal in no time.

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