Chimney Repair Services
Your chimney is vital for ensuring the safe and efficient venting of smoke and contaminants from your home when using your wood-burning, gas fireplace, or heating stove. However, seasonal weather changes can damage the masonry, chimney cap, flue liner, and other essential components over time. In addition, water damage from moisture intrusion can make your fireplace unsafe to operate without timely and effective repairs.
Our certified chimney professionals and expert masons perform all chimney repairs – no job is too big or too small. Felgemacher Masonry & Chimney serves in Cornelius, NC, Locust, NC, Huntersville, NC, Mecklenburg County, and communities in the Greater Charlotte area.
Charlotte Masonry Repair & Tuckpointing
Winter weather in the Carolinas, with periods of freezing nights and sunny days, can cause cracks in bricks and mortar. The continuous freeze-thaw cycle expands the gaps, further weakening the structure. It all causes decaying mortar with holes in the joints. A masonry technique known as tuckpointing removes the mortar decay, filling the gaps with a new mortar material. The process increases its structural integrity, prolonging your chimney’s lifespan. We also provide additional restoration services for structures with severe masonry damage.
The chimney cap is an essential component and often the first to need repair or replacement. Perched atop the structure, it is vulnerable to gusty winds, rain, ice, and heat that can damage the cap or even dislodge it from the chimney altogether. In addition, an open flue allows water, wildlife, and debris to get inside the chimney resulting in more extensive damage and costlier repairs. We often recommend Olympia caps due to their large selection of traditional and contemporary styles and unmatched FOREVER WARRANTY.
The cement surface at the top of the chimney is the crown. It covers the area surrounding the flue pipe, protecting the interior masonry walls from moisture intrusion. You may notice a drip edge that deflects rain and snow away from the porous masonry. However, heavy rains, hurricanes, and even a lightning strike can damage the crown allowing water to leak inside. Our expert masons can reseal or rebuild the entire crown, depending on the extent of the damage. It will protect your chimney and look great too!
Chimney Chase Covers
Metal chimney chase covers are often compromised due to rust or corrosion from years of exposure to local environmental conditions. The salty air in coastal communities can also accelerate its deterioration. Since a chimney chase cover is instrumental in preventing water damage, it needs immediate repair or replacement using high-quality materials with long- lasting durability. At Felgemacher Masonry & Chimney of Charlotte, we use top-performing chase covers that will withstand local environmental conditions throughout the Metrolina community.
Chimney Stainless Steel Liners
Many chimneys in the Greater Charlotte area were constructed with clay tile liners. There are also cast-in-place cement, aluminum, and stainless steel. But regardless of which liner protects your chimney, cracks, rust, warping, and corrosion increase the risk of fire and exposure to poisoning carbon monoxide gas. After a careful inspection, our chimney technicians will recommend the safest and most reliable option for repairing or relining your chimney.
There are many reasons your masonry or manufactured chimney is leaking. Damage from a recent storm, snow accumulation, masonry deterioration, worn flashing, improper repairs, and even neglect are some of the many reasons for water leaking into the chimney. That’s why it is so important to keep up with annual chimney inspections.
Chimney Repairs in Charlotte NC
We’re Metrolina’s trusted source for expert chimney repair, we also offer:
- Chimney sweep/chimney cleaning
- Chimney inspections
- Chimney leak detection
- Chimney rebuilding
- Fireplace remodeling
- Installation of fireplaces, heating stoves and fireplace inserts
Get fast service for your chimney anywhere in the greater Charlotte Area. Our certified technicians serve the Greater Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metro Area, including Wingate, NC, Rock Hill, SC, and Locust, NC, SC.
When your chimney needs repairs give us a call at 704-741-2021
Felgemacher Masonry & Chimney of Charlotte
10806 Reames Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28269