Chimneys are vulnerable to damage from the elements, and moisture is the biggest threat. Chimney repairs are commonly needed for homes throughout the Conroe TX area. It can be dangerous to operate a neglected chimney. Guardian Chimney Sweeps provides prompt, reliable chimney repair services. All of our chimney sweeps have extensive training and experience, and we have a commitment to ensure customer satisfaction 100% of the time.
Chimney Liner Repair & Replacement
Masonry chimneys are typically built with a clay tile liner. Over time, the liner deteriorates, and chimney liner repair or replacement becomes necessary. A damaged liner poses a double threat because the job of liners is to protect Conroe households from potential exposure to deadly toxic fumes and dangerous house fires. Chimney liner repair or replacement may also become necessary if you have a poured-in-place chimney liner or a stainless-steel liner. The experienced experts at Guardian Chimney Sweeps can provide the best in chimney liner repair and replacement services in Conroe.
Chimney Rebuilding & Brick Repair
Damage to chimney masonry generally occurs over time from such things as a shifting foundation, harsh weather conditions, moisture intrusion, and everyday wear and tear. Once moisture gets inside bricks, a process of deterioration is inevitable. Eventually, bricks will crack and crumble, causing chimney structures to become unstable. For chimney masonry repair and chimney rebuilding in Conroe TX, contact the expert chimney masons at Guardian Chimney Sweeps.
Cement Chimney Crown & Crown Coat
The cement layer at the top of masonry chimneys is called the “chimney crown,” and it helps to keep moisture out of the chimney system. The material used to create a chimney crown is sometimes inadequate to provide lasting protection for homes in Conroe TX. Even when the best material is used, chimney crowns tend to crack and deteriorate as a result of exposure to the elements. Crown coat can be applied to damaged chimney crowns to stop leakage as well as water absorption and penetration. Chimney crowns eventually need to be replaced, but crown coat can extend existing protection.
Chimney Caps, Flue Tops & Chase Top Covers
Flue tops are the highest point on masonry chimneys. Leaving a flue top without a protective accessory makes the chimney vulnerable to several threats. Moisture and debris will get inside the chimney flue unless a chimney cap or chase top cover is installed. Animals can also get into chimneys that lack a chimney cap or chase top cover with mesh. Squirrels, snakes, birds, and raccoons are among the creatures that commonly make their way into open chimneys. Guardian Chimney Sweeps technicians offer Conroe TX homeowners chimney cap and chase top cover installation and repairs.
Annual inspections & chimney cleanings help homeowners save money on chimney repairs. As a perfect example, if early signs of mortar deterioration are identified, mortar replacement with a tuckpointing procedure is usually possible. Tuckpointing is when old mortar is removed and then replaced, giving the chimney renewed structural strength. If, on the other hand, mortar wears away, moisture intrudes into the masonry system.
Anytime there is a cycle of freezing and thawing in winter, the moisture inside masonry causes the bricks to expand and contract. The movement causes the destruction of the masonry, making teardown and masonry rebuild a necessity in many Conroe TX homes.