Rochester NY Chimney Repair – Chimney Rebuilding, Chimney Crown, Chimney Liner Repair & More
Felgemacher Masonry & Chimney of Rochester NY is ready to help with all manner of chimney repair projects. Our certified technicians are fully trained in repairing masonry, chimney liners, cement chimney crowns and all other areas and components of your chimney
Rochester Chimney Repair: Fast, Efficient Service Year-Round
No matter what might have gone wrong with your chimney, the Felgemacher team is ready to solve the problem. Our chimney repair services include the following.
Chimney Masonry Repair
When the bricks and mortar of a chimney are damaged from infiltrating water, lightning strikes, house-settling, season after season of intense temperatures or plain old age, a solution is needed quickly. We fix chimney masonry with tuckpointing, which adds fresh new mortar to sections that are crumbling. We also replace cracked bricks and can apply a waterproof coating to prevent further water damage.
A severely damaged chimney isn’t safe to use or live around. Felgemacher performs complete and partial chimney rebuilding throughout the Rochester NY area. Rebuilding is required when a chimney structure has begun to lean and/or when sizeable areas have begun to crack and crumble. Based on a professional inspection, we can recommend how much of the chimney needs to be rebuilt.
Chimney Liner Repair/Installation
Cracks in the chimney liner allow the chimney’s internal masonry to suffer damage from combustion gases, moisture and intense heat. The purpose of a chimney liner is to protect the chimney, which can’t happen if the liner is damaged. We use the HeatShield chimney liner repair process to restore damaged clay flue liners. Depending on the level of deterioration, we may recommend installing a powerful new stainless steel chimney liner.
Chimney Crown Repair/Rebuilding
The cement chimney crown at the top of your chimney is there to shield the brick work from damaging water and snow. With an opening just large enough for the flue pipe, chimney crowns should cover the entire expanse of the chimney top and be beveled so that water will not pool on them. The outer edges of the crown should form a slight overhang to keep water from running down the exterior bricks. Damaged crowns cannot safeguard your chimney from water damage. We perform chimney crown crack repair and can build a new crown if necessary.
Chimney Chase Cover/Chimney Cap Repair
Chase covers are found on factory-built chimneys; chimney caps are common atop standard-built masonry chimneys. Both devices are designed to block the flue opening and prevent water and debris infiltration. We can perform basic repairs on both components. When damage is severe, we’ll recommend a new chimney chase top or a full hip and ridge custom chimney cap, which securely covers the entire top of the chimney.
Other fireplace and chimney repair projects our certified technicians perform in and around the Rochester NY area include:
- Smoke chamber parging
- Smoke shelf repair
- Flashing installation and repair
- Leaky chimney detection and repair
- Fireplace damper repair and replacement
Put 60+ Years’ Experience to Work on Your Rochester Chimney
Felgemacher began serving Rochester homeowners with exceptional chimney repair work in 1953. Today our technicians are certified by the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) and the National Fireplace Institute (NFI). Our company is a member of the National Chimney Sweep Guild, the New York State Chimney Sweep Guild and the Hearth, Patio, and BBQ Association.
For expert chimney repair, chimney cleaning and chimney inspection in Rochester NY, call us today at (585) 308-4914.