Unlined chimneys or damaged flue liners are not only a clearance to combustible issue, but they may also be a potential carbon monoxide issue waiting to happen. We use the best lining products in the industry with warranties to match and they are manufactured in Scranton, Pennsylvania, so not only are you getting the best product money can buy, your also supporting local business. We offer everything from light wall liners to heavy wall liners to double wall liners. Our liners range in thickness from .005 all the way up to .015 depending on your needs. We also offer flex liners, smooth wall liners and rigid liners. Each lining job varies, so be certain that your using a company that is familiar with the various alloys that are relative to each project. Relining a chimney requires vast industry knowledge of Codes, Standards, metallurgy and the engineering of the appliance in question. If you use the incorrect diameter, the chimney may not drawl adequately. If you use the wrong alloy your chimney may disintegrate in a very short period of time. If you don’t use insulation that is listed for use with a particular system, it may not function adequately. Don’t leave anything to chance, use Advance Chimney Sweeps “The Chimney Experts”.
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Chimney caps are an integral part of sustaining the life of a chimney. Chimney caps keep most of the rain and snow from entering the interior of the chimney as well as keeps birds, squirrels and raccoons at bay which significantly prolongs the life of your chimney. Our caps are custom manufactured in Scranton, Pennsylvania. We offer a multitude of chimney caps in stainless steel as well as copper with flat lids or hipped lids, that are tile mounting, top mounting knock downs or outside mounting. Our caps are manufactured to last, so you don’t have to worry about inclement weather.
Top sealing dampers are now the industry standard. They are significantly more efficient than that of conventional throat dampers. These dampers have a tighter seal with a gasket and won’t allow the heat from your home to escape to the outside making your energy bills significantly higher. Another advantage to these dampers is that they are easier to operate and can also be adjusted while the fire is burning. We offer a standard top sealing damper and damper-rain cap combo.
There are several contributing factors as to why a chimney may leak. You could have a deteriorated crown, the exterior chimney could have missing mortar joints, the flashing could be bad or you could simply need a new rain cap and in some cases, it may not even be a leak at all, it could be condensation from a high efficiency gas or oil furnace or boiler with an oversized flue. Finding the origin of a leak can be difficult, so don’t allow other companies to play process of elimination with your hard earned money. Advance Chimney Sweeps will meticulously look over your chimney as to help ascertain the problem.
If you are starting to see missing mortar between the bricks of your chimney or even crumbled mortar falling onto your roof, it may be time to get an estimate for a chimney pointing. It’s significantly more cost effective to point a chimney than it is to rebuild it and in some cases it could easily cost 4 to 5 times more to rebuild the chimney. Maintenance your chimney now and it will save you money later.
Spalled brick typically are the result of water entering porous brick on the exterior of the chimney and then the temperature goes below freezing and the trapped water in the brick freezes and then the brick defaces. What you are seeing is the superficial damage, but keep in mind that it is likely that most of the damage could be underlying and not on the surface. If the damage is minimal you could just replace the damaged brick, but if the damage is substantial then you may either need to rebuild that portion of the chimney or parge it with a bonding cement.
Chimney Fire Restoration
With the increased use of solid fuel burning appliances these days, chimney fires are a common occurrence. Chimney fires may not be completely preventable, but they certainly can be managed to reduce the intensity at which they burn. Even small chimney fires have the ability to cause significant damage to the chimney. It’s not always the heat that causes the damage, it’s the sudden temperature change that causes the clay tile flue liner to expand too rapidly and crack or otherwise fail, this is called thermal shock. If you experience a chimney fire, it’s important that you not only have your chimney cleaned, but also have a level two inspection performed with video scanning equipment. Most insurance companies insure damages resulting from chimney fires, so contact your insurance company to see if your loss is covered by your policy.