CSIA Provider of Chimney Repairs in Charlotte, NC
Felgemacher Masonry & Chimney of Charlotte is your local owner-certified CSIA provider of professional chimney inspections, cleaning, repairs, and new fireplaces, inserts, and stovev installations in Statesville and communities throughout the Greater Charlotte, NC-SC region.
Since we’re neighbors, you may see our modern black and white vehicles as our knowledgeable and friendly technicians work in the neighborhood to ensure your neighbor’s chimneys, fireplaces, and stoves are clean and safe. The weather in the Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Creek NC-SC Metro area, with its wet and snowy winters and hot and humid summers, advances the slow deterioration of masonry and manufactured chimneys. Galvanized chase covers, for example, are vulnerable to rusting. The continuous freeze-thaw cycle causes the brick and mortar to flake, crack, and crumble. The spalling brick and decaying mortar result in gaps in the joints allowing water to enter the chimney system. Over time, this can damage the chimney cap, crown, liner, damper, and interior masonry walls, leading to a partial or complete chimney rebuild when repairs are overlooked.
Some of the standard chimney repairs we perform in Charlotte:
- Masonry repair & tuckpointing
- A chimney cap or chase cover replacement
- Chimney crown re-sealing
- Flue relining
- Chimney rebuilding
A Chimney Sweep Professional® is an individual who has received specialized training in chimney anatomy. It allows them to safely and accurately inspect, clean, and repair any issue in the chimney system, including vents and attached heating appliances, per National Fire Protection Association industry standards. Our professional chimney sweeps also sell and install fireplaces, inserts, and stoves in compliance with your jurisdiction’s federal, state, and local building and fire safety codes.
Felgemacher Masonry & Chimney of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County and national fire safety experts encourage all folks with gas or wood-burning heating appliances to have annual safety chimney and flue inspections. A chimney inspection performed by our professional chimney sweep is the only way to know whether your chimney, flue, vents, fireplace, insert, and stove are safe to operate. A chimney inspection is key to reducing health and safety risks. Your chimney sweep will also advise whether cleaning is necessary.
During our routine chimney inspections throughout Greater Charlotte, we often come across chimney liners that have long passed their useful life. When you start to see flakes or pieces of clay material in the firebox, it is a sign that your chimney liner needs repair or relining. The liner plays a crucial role in containing the heat and flames within the flue so it doesn’t cause a house
fire. Unfortunately, many house fires start in the chimney due to excessive creosote buildup and damaged chimney liners.
We typically recommend our customers install a UL-listed stainless-steel flue liner. It’s very flexible and is cut to the specific size of your flue, so installation is quick and easy. It will also increase energy efficiency, reduce heating costs, and, more importantly, reduce fire and health hazards. Stainless steel is also naturally water, bacteria, and pest resistant, making it a more durable and longer-lasting solution for your chimney.
Chimney Rebuilding & Masonry
Many folks in the Charlotte area have beautiful, original masonry fireplaces with rich, hand- carved woodwork that they cannot use because their chimney is unsafe due to spalling and missing bricks or leaning. Whether your chimney needs extensive masonry repair or complete rebuilding, our skilled and talented masons will restore your chimney to its original splendor so that you can enjoy the warmth of the heart again. We can also install an energy-efficient fireplace insert that will increase heating efficiency by over 300%, substantially reducing winter heating costs.
New Fireplaces, Inserts, and Stoves – Sales & Installation
Did you know that Felgemacher Masonry and Chimney has one of the area’s largest selections of energy-efficient fireplaces, inserts, and stoves? Our black and white service vehicles are like having a showroom on wheels. So give us a call, and we’ll come to your home or office and help you select the best appliance that will meet your indoor or outdoor home heating needs, lifestyle, and budget.
Chimney Repairs Near Me
Homeowners in Hickory, NC, Mooresville, NC, Rock Hill, SC, Mecklenburg County, and surrounding Metrolina communities know they can count on the trained and friendly local Chimney Repair experts of Felgemacher Masonry & Chimney of Charlotte. When you need professional chimney inspections, cleanings, repairs, sales, or installation of new gas or wood-burning indoor and outdoor heating appliances, contact us today, at (704) 243-9471, to schedule an appointment with an experienced chimney professional.