Regular chimney maintenance, such as chimney sweeping, is an important part of keeping your fireplace and chimney working safely and looking beautiful. While many of our customers use us for our chimney sweeping services, we can do much more than that!
At Mountain Man Fireplace & Chimney, we specialize in masonry rebuilding and repairs. Keeping your home’s masonry in good condition can not only make sure your fireplace system is structurally safe, but can also keep the exterior of your home looking beautiful.
Our masonry repairs
There are a number of things that can cause your masonry to fail. One of the most common causes of masonry deterioration is water damage. Rain, ice, and snow can all penetrate the brick, causing it to expand and crack when the water freezes. This can lead to cracked and spalled brick, as well as damage to the surrounding masonry or underlying building materials.
Masonry can also be damaged by a number of other causes including severe weather, settling, or lack of maintenance.
To keep your masonry looking beautiful, we are proud to offer our customers a variety of high quality masonry repair services. Below are just some of the masonry services we offer.
- Chimney crowns: The chimney crown is a masonry slab that covers and protects the top of the chimney surrounding the flue. A damaged chimney crown is often the cause of many chimney leaks, and can also lead to water damage to the masonry of the chimney.
- Tuckpointing: Tuckpointing is the delicate process in which the mortar joints of your chimney are replaced without affecting the surrounding brick. When done correctly, tuckpointing can strengthen your masonry structure while also seamlessly blending in with the existing mortar joints.
- Rebuilds: Whether your chimney has been severely damaged or you simply want a whole new look for your fireplace, a chimney or fireplace rebuild can revitalize the look and feel of your home. A chimney or fireplace rebuild gives you control over the design as well as allowing you to take advantage of modern building materials and techniques.
Why Choose Us
When choosing a company for your home’s masonry repairs, it is important to work with someone who not only understands masonry work but is also experiencing working specifically on fireplace and chimneys. Because the masonry in your firebox and chimney need to withstand high heats and exposure to smoke, gas, and the elements, installing it can be very different than the masonry you find elsewhere on your home.
If done incorrectly, masonry repairs can further weaken your damaged chimney or fireplace instead of strengthening it. Likewise, it is also important to make sure the masonry repair matches and blends in well with the existing masonry. If not, the repaired or patched section of masonry may stand out worse than it did when it was damaged! At Mountain Man Chimney & Fireplace, our expert masons have the necessary experience to create a safe and beautiful masonry repair.
No matter what your chimney or fireplace needs are, Mountain Man Fireplace & Chimney can handle it all. In addition to keeping your chimney clean, we can repair or rebuild any damaged masonry. If you live in the Littleton, CO area, give us a call (303-679-1601) to schedule your fireplace or chimney appointment!