Keeping Your Chimney in Good Repair All Winter Long
A functional fireplace adds an element of coziness to your home. If it’s a wood-burning fireplace, it can help reduce energy costs and serve as a backup heating source if the power ever goes out. But maintaining a fireplace and associated chimney repair is a beast that many homeowners are not ready to contend with. Fortunately, the experts at Absolute Construction Group LLC have got you covered. We provide chimney repair services in and around Boston, MA. Whether your chimney is leaking, tilted, or just due for routine maintenance, we are here to help. The number to call is 617-481-1725 for chimney repair services near you.
Common Issues Plaguing Chimneys
When most people think of chimneys, they think of the rectangular prism that juts out the top of the roof. But there’s a lot more than meets the eye. Each component of a chimney is essential to its overall functionality and damage in any part can compromise the entire chimney. Here are a few of the most common issues plaguing chimneys.
The crown of the chimney is the concrete slab located at the top. The crown serves two purposes: it keeps rain and animals out of your chimney and prevents sparks from leaving the chimney and catching your roof on fire. Some chimney installations also have a cap at the top of the crown to provide additional protection. Another portion of the chimney that often requires attention is the flue. This portion of your chimney is located inside and is the section through which smoke travels to exit the home. Sometimes the flue becomes cracked and in need of repair. You can tell this is the case if you notice pieces of ceramic or tile in the fireplace. Furthermore, flashing and sealers around the chimney can become damaged and allow water to penetrate. And cracking bricks on your chimney, known as “spalling” can cause the rest of the chimney to become structurally unsound.
Absolute Construction Group LLC for Your Chimney Repair Needs
No matter the type of damage your chimney is facing, the contractors at Absolute Construction Group LLC can help. We have years of experience in the industry and can help keep your chimney safe, functional, and beautiful. If you have any questions or are ready to book your service, dial 617-481-1725 today. You can trust our team to take care of your chimney, and so much more.