A tight chimney seal and waterproofing chimney is the best prevention for water damage into your home. Over time, concrete grout and brick will open up and allow rain water to enter the chimney and fireplace. Waterproofing chimney costs are minimal compared to the damage avoided. A chimney seal is your best defense for water damage.
Elbow grease is required to dig out the old cracked and dried grout. Repointing the chimney with new grout and fixing any broken or chipped bricks solves the water problem. After all of the entrances of water are blocked, the entire structure is waterproofed with a coating designed to last upwards of 10 years. Waterproofing chimney structures is a wise investment for your home.
A well done chimney seal will last for a decade or more. During your annual chimney sweep inspection, any issues with water or cracks will be corrected. This includes the chimney flashing area also. Water finds its way into any small openings, even if they are not obvious.
When looking for an affordable chimney cap installation near me in the Knoxville TN area, look no further. Custom chimney caps are our specialty. We survey, design and fabricate custom chimney caps and covers to fit the top of your chimney.
Our caps are are made from the highest quality steel with a coated paint and sealant to last for decades. Each cap is formed and bent to the exact measurements of your chimney flue and brick.
We strive to make the cap and cover blend into the house as close as possible. We also paint the brick and flashing to match the total job if needed.
Keep in mind, this is a dangerous job. It is not a project that a typical homeowner wants to take on as a DIY. We are fully secured and tied off with safety equipment on these chimney cap installation projects.
The key to a good chimney cap replacement is the quality of the metal and the measurements taken at the beginning. A tight seal for waterproofing materials delivers years of clean, dry fireplaces and chimneys. We also provide caps and covers for wood burning or pellet stoves. The same type of care and installation are done with both. Of course, the codes for chimneys and flues will always be observed.
When searching for a propane fireplace repair in Knoxville TN area, service ability and honesty pay off every time. In the rural areas of east Tennessee, propane gas is the only source to serve gas logs and other heaters for your home. Propane gas is different from natural gas as the orifices are not the same. Each type of gas has its own requirements due to the BTUs of each gas. Not all chimney and fireplace service companies know how to deal with propane gas.
Some of the most common issues in propane fireplace repair in Knoxville TN is a clogged or obstructed gas line. Often times the rocks or ash used in the burner area will clog or restrict the gas flow. This causes the safeties to trip out or the pilot will not light or stay lite. We take apart the connectors and blow out the junk in the gas lines and orifices.
The propane tank is empty. This is more common that you think. During very cold periods, the fireplace uses a lot of propane. It is not uncommon to refill a 500 gallon tank in 3 months of very cold weather. Ouch. Propane is very expensive across the country. A honest chimney cleaning company will simply clean out the entire system and get it back to normal in no time flat.