1951 Hone Ave, Bronx, NY

We offer full service chimney repair.

 Keep reading for reasons why it’s important to have chimney repairs done.

Creosote Build-Up Poses a Fire Risk

Creosote is highly flammable and can cause a chimney fire if you don’t have proper ventilation in your heating unit.

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Faulty Chimneys Release Toxins

The goal of your chimney is to safely remove smoke from your home.

Broken Chimney Caps are a Danger

Your chimney has an important element called the chimney cap.

A broken chimney cap creates a danger to your home by allowing flames to lick your roof and displaces smoke removal. If your home’s chimney cap is rusted, cracked, or missing, have your fireplace specialist replace it for you.

Worn Chimneys Produce Weak Fires

Your chimney allows for air circulation that lets fires burn more readily. With Fiddler on the Roof Chimney Service, your fireplace will stay in safe working condition. Get a consultation and contact us today. Brilliant Renovation LLC 917 705 4571

 It would appear their only purpose is simply to release smoke into the outside air. Yet these structures involve complex construction, and their proper function is important.

Can Weather Harm a Masonry Chimney?

masonry chimney can be built from various materials such as brick, concrete, steel, mortar, flue tile, and cast iron. Unfortunately, extended exposure to moisture can hasten the deterioration of all these materials. Freezing and thawing will trigger penetrating moisture to expand and contract, applying stress to the chimney.  Moisture may condense gas residue and generate corrosive damage.

Damaged Caused by Moisture

Water can lead to various problems, including:

  • Exterior mortar decay
  • Flue lining damage from cracks or deterioration
  • Masonry or metal firebox assembly deterioration
  • Exterior chimney staining
  • Damper assembly rusting

How Can Fiddler on the Roof Chimney Service Help?

We can assist with many repairs and improvements, including:

Install a Chimney Cap

. Flues (openings at top) may allow large amounts of water and snow to enter the chimney. A chimney cap will block water entry, prevent sparks from escaping, and stop animals from entering or nesting within the interior.

Repair or Replace Chimney Crown

The crown seals and covers the chimney top extending from the flue liner out toward the exterior edge. Many are made from simple mortar mix that will crack and erode from weather exposure. This can be repaired or replaced with properly durable materials.

Flashing Replacement or Repair

Flashing is a type of seal connecting the chimney to roofing material. It stops snow and rain from streaming down the chimney sides and into the building interior.

Repair Mortar Joints

Correctly installed joints will direct water away from the joints. Weather exposure may lead to gaps, missing mortar, or material that has become too absorbent. Repair may include “repointing” – removal of damaged mortar and repacking fresh material properly shaped for water removal.

Importance of Cleaning the Chimney

Cleaning the chimney and the fireplace is important for several reasons.

How the Fireplace Operates


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