Many people are unaware of the state of their chimney because they are known to have a long life span, however it is important to have them checked and maintained every few years to ensure optimal functioning. If you run your fire place often, it is even more important, as a damaged chimney can be a fire hazard. Our contractors have the specialized knowledge to deal with masonry and chimney repairs in Toronto, therefore you can trust that our work is professional and up to code.
There are many signs that your chimney may be in need of repairs, including:
Different types of chimneys are designed to allow combustion by-products to be vented away from the structure so as not to cause any damage to it. This option is not only more pleasant to look at, but it also lasts longer. If you are researching about chimney types for your home, our contractors at Alpine Roofing would be pleased to provide you with more information.
We provide many services and options for masonry and chimney repairs in Toronto, including the following:
A Flue Liner is a material that provides a smooth, relatively seamless surface and in some cases, also insulation within a chimney. These liners are not necessary for every chimney flue, but they do serve a purpose and are recommended to be installed.
In older homes, it is not uncommon for a fireplace to lack a flue liner, and in some cases this is seen in modern homes too because not all contractors abide by recommended, safe practices. If you’re considering having your chimney maintained or fixed, bring a qualified Alpine Roofing contractor in to inspect your chimney and to determine if a flue liner has been installed.
Over time the liners may wear and become less effective. If you have your chimney inspected and are told your flue liners need to be replaced, we will take the time to discuss and go through the steps that will take place in correcting the problem.
While the masonry work of a chimney is created to last a long time, it is inevitable that work will need to be done in the future. When you call us, we will take the necessary steps to arrange an inspection, create a plan, and share with you what needs to be done for your Toronto home or business. Taking your budget into consideration, we will suggest various materials and ways to improve the longevity of both your chimney and masonry work.
Materials that make up your home are protected by the roof, except your chimney. Your chimney is always exposed to the elements. Don’t wait until you are in need of costly repairs; instead, have your chimney inspected every few years to ensure proper functioning.