Fireplaces have the power to transform the look and mood of any home, and there is no doubt that a great-looking system can increase the value of your property significantly. Many people looking for a new residence have a fireplace on their wish list and even claim they’d be willing to pay more for their dream home if a high-quality system is already in place. Combine that with the great atmosphere these units offer night after night (especially in the wintertime), and you can rest easy knowing that a fireplace is one investment that is well worth making!
That being said, a fireplace that is looking drab, outdated, and broken down can have the opposite effect on the aesthetic of your home, and because they are such big focal points, damages can undermine that cozy, warm atmosphere that so many desire.
If you’re ready for some fireplace or chimney refacing work, then it is time to count on the team of experts at The Chimney Doctor. Our CSIA-certified team is eager to set you upright, and we have many years of experience under our belts, so there isn’t a lot we have not seen or cannot tackle. Don’t settle for a subpar fireplace experience any longer – get in touch with our crew today!
Repointing, Tuckpointing & Brick Replacement
One way for us to restore the look of your fireplace and chimney system is to perform our tuckpointing and repointing services on masonry structures. When the brick and mortar of your system is cracked, crumbling, and showing various signs of decay, it can really impact the overall beauty of the unit. Along with this, deterioration throughout the masonry can have some major impacts on the structural integrity of the chimney. You’ll be more vulnerable to leaks, water damage, rotting, rusting, mold accumulation, and lots more, all of which will lead to even more issues. You may even end up facing a settlement or collapse!
So, how does tuckpointing and repointing help? Well, throughout this process, we take out your old damaged mortar, and we replace it with a new mortar mix, ensuring your system has the strength to stand tall (and look great) for years on end. This method dates back to the 1700s when homeowners throughout England used this cheaper technique to gain the desired look of that time period.
Some homeowners try to achieve this on their own with caulk or other store-bought products, but this is strongly advised against. Matching the new materials to the old can be a time-consuming process (especially if your system is older), and getting the mortar to match just right is vital for getting the long-lasting results you’re hoping for. Not to mention, if the color scheme is off, even just a little bit, the aesthetic of your system will be significantly affected. Your best bet is to hire our crew to get the job done right from the get-go.
And we haven’t forgotten about those damaged bricks, either! Count on our experts to replace any worn-out bricks with newer, sturdier ones that will match your current set-up as closely as possible. Trust us – you won’t be disappointed. This is one job you’ll be happy to have done, and now is the time to call since your fireplace is likely not facing much use on these warmer spring and summer days. Come fall and cooler weather, you’ll be happy to have this task crossed off your to-do list!
Masonry Chimney Refacing
If you’re tired of the giant brick structure outside your home or wish the bricks were a little less ‘old’ or ‘deteriorated’ or whatever your concern may be – have you ever thought about fully refacing your entire masonry structure with a new stone veneer? Refacing the entire masonry structure can change its appearance completely and cover up water damage that can’t be repaired – like spalling brick. If you are interested in giving the exterior of your home a new look, start with the masonry structure, as it sets a tone for the rest of your house. With NFI Certified Hearth Design Specialists on staff, you can rest assured knowing that your home and chimney are getting the attention they deserve.
How’s Your Firebox Looking?
Your firebox also contributes a lot to the look and feel of your system, and if any minor cracks or debris build-up is occurring, it’s likely to affect the overall look of your fireplace quite a bit. Also, like damaged masonry, deterioration throughout the firebox can have a huge impact on your ability to enjoy your fires more safely and efficiently. For example, cracks and holes can easily provide pathways through which fire and smoke can escape into areas that can’t be cleaned or inspected or even into your home – quite an unsettling thought!
Count on us to offer repair services and replacement parts, as needed, so you can enjoy night after night of cozy fires with the peace of mind you deserve. We’re certain we can take on any job your system requires!
From Big To Small – We Can Handle Anything!
Not sure what your system needs, but know repairs are in the near future? Then, your best bet is to get an inspection scheduled with our qualified professionals. We’ll look things over and let you know exactly where you stand, so you can ensure every problem area throughout your fireplace and chimney is addressed. We offer fair, honest, and accurate assessments, and we will always do our best to work around your specific needs and budget. There’s truly no team better to trust throughout the Grand Junction area!
So, why wait? You deserve to enjoy the look and comfort of a well-designed, properly functioning fireplace, and all that and more is just a phone call away. Reach out now – our representatives are eager to assist you soon!