Chimney Lining in Charlotte NC
With over fifty years under its belt, Felgemacher Masonry & Chimney is among the most experienced service providers for chimney inspections, cleaning, liners, and repairs in Gastonia, NC, and throughout the Greater Charlotte area. Our modern black & white service vehicles are often spotted in the neighborhood as we keep your neighbor’s chimneys, fireplaces, inserts, and stoves clean and safe.
The chimney liner acts as an insulating layer of protection to keep the intense heat and flames inside the flue where it belongs. However, when the liner deteriorates, the heat and gases can leak poisonous carbon monoxide gas into your home. It can even cause a house fire!
So, how do you know when your flue needs a new liner? Watch out for these five warning signals:
- The liner has reached its useful life
- There are pieces of clay material in the firebox
- Your fireplace fills up with smoke
- It is difficult to light or maintain a productive fire
- You’re using more fuel for the same level of heat
We often recommend customers install a UL-listed stainless steel flue liner. Its water and pest resistance, durability, and longevity make it the most effective material for chimney relining. Plus, it increases energy efficiency and reduces sooty deposits.
Few things are more pleasant than the sounds of a crackling fire in the fireplace on a chilly day in the Metrolina area. However, these spectacular fires naturally produce carbonaceous material called creosote. As it remains in the flue, it hardens into a brown or black and oily or tarry, highly flammable material. Failure to remove creosote properly is the primary cause of house fires.
Our trained chimney technicians use professional tools, supplies, and equipment to remove this and other dangerous contaminants inside the chimney. In addition to a thorough cleaning, our chimney sweeps perform inspections, repairs, and new fireplace, insert, and stove installations.
While national fire safety experts encourage folks with gas or wood-burning heating appliances to have annual chimney inspections, not everyone does. In addition to reducing the risk of fire and exposure to smoke and harmful contaminants, a yearly checkup will spot early signs of damage before it causes more extensive and costlier repairs. Your chimney sweep will also let you know if cleaning is necessary and when the liner and other components need repair or replacement.
When your masonry or manufactured chimney needs repair, our qualified technicians can solve any issue with your chimney, flue, vents, and attached heating appliances. Here are some of the common repairs that we are performing in the Greater Charlotte community:
- Chimney cap/chase cover repair
- Chimney crown rebuilding
- Flue relining
- Fireplace damper repair/replacement
- Firebox repair
Chimney Rebuilding & Masonry
From minor masonry repair and tuckpointing to partial and complete chimney rebuilding, the skilled masons at Felgemacher Masonry & Chimney of Charlotte will restore your chimney’s strength and durability. Our chimney rebuilding and masonry work are so impressive that your chimney will enhance your home’s curb appeal. But, more importantly, you can safely enjoy your wood-burning or gas fireplace, insert, and stove.
New Fireplaces, Inserts, and Stoves – Sales & Installation
You will love our large, impressive selection of energy efficient indoor/outdoor fireplaces, inserts, and stoves for sale in Charlotte, NC. Simply call us, and we will bring our “showroom” on wheels to your home or office. Of course, we offer professional installation too!
Chimney Sweep Near Me
Our customers in Mooresville, NC, Gastonia, NC, Statesville, NC, Mecklenburg County, and surrounding Metrolina communities know they can count on Felgemacher Masonry & Chimney for safe, efficient, and reliable chimney inspections, cleanings, repairs, and new fireplace inserts sales and installations. Contact us today at (704) 243-9471 to schedule an appointment with an experienced chimney professional.