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Grind & Tuck-Point Chimney

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Grind & Tuck-Point Chimney & Replace 10 Brick

Chimney Leak?

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Chimney Leak?

     If you notice rain or water coming down your chimney or even down the wall or ceiling close to your chimney there is a very good chance the leak is from a chimney more than likely it’s not a roofing issue. People spend a lot of frustrating time and money trying to correct a leak by patching the roof when they should be spending their time and money on the chimney or chimney flashing.
 
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North Coast Masonry

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Setting Up Scaffolding To Tuck-point Chimney

Rebuild Porch Pillar With New Brick And New Footer

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Rebuild Porch Pillar With New Brick And New Footer 
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Top Of Chimney Rebuild In South Euclid

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Chimney Rebuild North Coast Masonry 

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Thumbtack.com Award For Top Pro 2017 Contractors North Coast Masonry

10 Questions To Ask When You’re Getting Your Chimney Cleaned

Masonry, Chimney, Tuck-point, Tuckpoint, Foundation






10 Questions To Ask When You’re Getting Your Chimney Cleaned

1. What will you do to clean the chimney?
Your chimney professional should be able to give you a step by step description of how he plans to clean your chimney and what he will do to protect your household during the cleaning process.
2. Is there just soot in the chimney or is there creosote, too?
Creosote is a highly flammable substance and its presence in your chimney can ignite causing a chimney fire. The presence of creosote in the chimney may indicate poor burning practices or a burning appliance that is not working well. In either case you should know of its presence, how the chimney professional will remove it, and what can be done to prevent or limit the presence of creosote in the chimney going forward. Soot on the other hand is a safe substance as long as it is removed before its accumulation interferes with draft. It is, in most cases, easily brushed away.
3. Can you inspect/clean other flues in my house besides the fireplace?
 Sometimes chimney professionals will give price breaks when more than one chimney or flue will be inspected/cleaned. If you’re having a chimney professional come to clean your fireplace flue, it’s probably a good idea to have them take a look at your furnace/water heater flues as well.
4. How long will it take?
Every flue is different, but on average a thorough cleaning should take about 25 minutes to 35 minutes. This time can increase substantially if there is creosote present in your flue, if the flue is damaged in any way, or if there are blockages such as birds’ nests. If your chimney cleaning requires more time it’s good to ask and understand why.
5. Do you inspect the chimney, too?
We recommend you have your flue inspected with each cleaning. A thorough inspection can alert you to possible unsafe conditions in your chimney.
6. How often should I have my chimney cleaned?
Your chimney professional can make a reasonable estimation for time between cleanings based on your individual burning practices.
7. How much do you charge?
Be sure to understand what you are getting for your money, i.e. inspection and cleaning, or just a cleaning.
8. Do you have Insurance?
Your chimney sweep company that you hire should provide you with a copy of their insurance papers before performing any work on your home.
9. How long have you been in business?
This is a good way to establish what level of experience your chimney professional has.
10. Will you have to go on the roof?
Some chimney pros clean from the top down, some clean from the bottom up. There is no one preferred method. In either case it’s good to know what their procedure will be.
 
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Rebuild Chimney From Flashing Up With New Chimney Wash

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Tear Down Existing Chimney And Rebuild With New Brick To Match Existing Chimney

Why Install a Energy Saving Damper?

1) Warped, broken, or leaky throat dampers cost homeowners hundreds of dollars a year, and that figure is going nowhere but up. Independent laboratory tests show the Top-Sealing Damper eliminates as much as 90% of the air loss of a traditional damper. You can no longer afford a leaky throat damper with metal-to-metal contact like the one in your fireplace.
 
2) A Damper mounts easily atop a flue tile with silicone sealant. A 32' Stainless cable drops down the flue and mounts in the firebox. Chances are the energy-saving Damper will pay for itself in energy savings the first year.
 
3) Add a Damper Cap to your damper for added protection
against animals and spark control.
 
4) All Dampers come with a Lifetime Warranty.
 
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North Coast Masonry

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Rebuild Brick Risers & Reset Sand Stones Treads

Rebuild Brick Risers & Reset Sand Stones 

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After

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