Chimney Restoration: When It’s Needed and What to Expect

If you have neglected your chimney maintenance or have acquired a property and a chimney that has fallen into disrepair, you should call a professional before attempting to use it. The Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) recommends regular chimney sweepings and annual inspections to keep your home or business safe from fire damage. It’s during these regular cleanings and inspections that problems are noticed and repairs can be made.

Understanding Chimney Restoration Image - Burlington VT - Brickliners Custom Masonry & Chimney ServicesWhen Repairs Aren’t Enough

If you have acquired an older home in which the chimney hasn’t been used in years, you may need more than simple repairs. When the chimney has fallen into such disrepair that it’s unusable, not even a new flue lining will work. It will need to be fully restored.

Not a Job for Just Anyone

Restoring a chimney should not be done by a general contractor. Only a CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep® knows the science of how a chimney works, and can build it for optimal efficiency and safety. When you depend on your chimney for home heating, you want to be sure it’s working to it’s full capacity, and will not cause air quality problems or fire hazards in your home. It’s definitely more cost-effective to have the chimney built properly now rather than pay for repairs later.

A Certified Chimney Sweep® (CCS) knows the importance of proper ventilation, and at Brickliners our sweeps are experienced in chimney construction, and can rebuild yours from the ground up. We also work with home owners to customize the fireplace to fit their home and family. A fireplace adds equity to the property, and esthetics to a room. They usually serve as a centerpiece or at least a permanent feature in any room and should meet your expectations for home decor.

A Brickliners professional offers 10+ years experience to homeowners in the Burlington area. We are dedicated to educating our customers about the dangers of chimney and fireplace neglect, and constantly train our employees so that they offer the highest level of service available.

Preparing for Your Restoration

In order to build a chimney that is safe and efficient your chimney expert should know the ins and outs of codes, permits, design, material selection, local weather, and so much more. Brickliners has community contacts for production materials, and can even work with your renovation team or general contractor to make sure your chimney meets the high standards of the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).

Schedule an appointment with Brickliners today and let us rebuild your chimney today, so it won’t only meet our high standards, but yours.

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