Vancouver, Washington Fireplace Remodel

We removed this existing un-certified wood stove insert from this fireplace using a jack wooden blocks and a piano dolly. After rebuilding and fixing some of the masonry work in the fireplace, we extended a natural gas line from the garage through the crawlspace into the firebox floor with a shut off valve. Finally we installed custom made corner doors.

 

and after

 

 

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Portland Fireplace and Chimney Inc. is licensed, bonded and insured, and has a history of providing excellent service to customers for well over 25 years. Our family has been living in the northwest and servicing people with not only chimney needs but many other areas of construction such as roofing, foundation, and forensic leak determination. It is our passion, our livelihood and our love of the community around us that inspires the excellence in trade knowledge and customer service.

 

Safety First!

Here at Portland Fireplace and Chimney, we take safety seriously. Safety meetings encourage safety awareness. Other means of getting the safety message across are often too easily ignored. But, when a group of workers get together to discuss the hazards they have encountered and the steps they can take to eliminate them, it increases each worker’s safety consciousness. Here is a snap of our guys discussing new equipment safety this morning over coffee.

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Portland Fireplace and Chimney Inc. is licensed, bonded and insured, and has a history of providing excellent service to customers for well over 25 years. Our family has been living in the northwest and servicing people with not only chimney needs but many other areas of construction such as roofing, foundation, and forensic leak determination. It is our passion, our livelihood and our love of the community around us that inspires the excellence in trade knowledge and customer service.

 

Cracked mortar, tuck point repair SE Portland

This SE Portland chimney had mortar joints that were cracked crumbling and loose from the roof line down to the ground. A tuckpointing repair was recommended. Tuckpointing, or Repointing is the process of renewing the pointing, which is the external part of mortar joints, in masonry construction. Over time, weathering and decay cause voids in the joints between masonry units, usually in bricks, allowing the undesirable entrance of water. Water entering through these voids can cause significant damage through frost weathering and from salt dissolution and deposition.

Before

mortar joint tuckpointing

 

After

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Need your chimney cleaned? Inspected? Just want to talk about bricks?

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People Love Us on Yelp!

When choosing a chimney sweep, or masonry contractor, reputation in the community is extremely important. Portland Fireplace and Chimney has worked hard to create a community of happy clientele and word of mouth advertising that only the highest quality of work and detail deserves. See what people are saying about us on YELP! 

See why our customers recommend us to friends and family, give Portland Fireplace and Chimney a call today!

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NE Portland Rebuild

This chimney was damaged extensively due to an accident during a roofing job. In order to be properly fixed, it needed to be torn down to the roof line, and rebuilt.

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chimney repair chimney sweep chimney cleaning Portland

chimney repair chimney sweep chimney cleaning Portland

 

Need your chimney cleaned? Inspected? Just want to talk about bricks?

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SW Portland Rebuild

This SW Portland chimney rebuild had a list of problems. Above the roof line, this chimney was cracked, loose and crumbling due to extensive saturation decay to the brick masonry cells. During saturation, this chimney has gone through extensive expansion and contraction during freezing temperatures.  There was no chimney liner. Without a chimney liner, this chimney would not withstand heat from a fire (and was not up to current code).  This firebox was cracked and loose and was no longer fire-worthy.

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To fix this chimney we took it down 17 courses and rebuilt using new “Old Town Red” colored brick, we built a new crown with a new 12″x12″ masonry flue tile termination. We also supplied and installed new black roof and masonry counter flashing with ice and water shield.  Inside, we demoed  out this firebox using a roto-hammer. Then we parge coated the throat and smoke chamber using refractory cement on all sides. Finally we rebuilt the firebox using new firebrick and premixed fireclay.

 

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Roofing

Just a reminder to our friends and loyal customers in the great Portland, Oregon area, that we also have an incredible team over at Vanport Roofing ready to help with all your roofing needs. Commercial? No problem. Residential? No problem. Over at Vanport Roofing we like to say Better Roofs, Better Price, Better Call. Check us out!

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Free roofing estimates typically within 24hrs. Vanport experts are available to attend to your problems,  promptly and competently! We focus on providing both QUALITY and VALUE for our roofing customers. Our goal of delivering a great quality roof at a fair price has resulted in happy customers, producing two generations of repeat clients and referral business.

 

 

SE Portland Rebuild

This chimney is cracked, loose and crumbling due to extensive saturation decay to the brick masonry cells. During saturation, this chimney has gone through extensive expansion and contraction during freezing temperatures. These cracks can cause a leak into your home. This chimney needs to be rebuilt from the roofline. This chimney does not have a sufficient chimney cap. With no chimney cap your chimney is open to the elements and will deteriorate much faster due to Pacific Northwest saturation decay. A proper chimney cap is one that shelters and protects the entire masonry crown footprint and termination, with a screen to keep out pests and debris.

We took this chimney down 23 courses and rebuilt it  using new red brick, built a new crown with  new 12″x12″ flue tiles. We also supplied and installed new black roof and masonry counter flashing with ice and water shield.

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Northeast Portland, Historic Finishes

We finished up the last steps today on this historic project in NE Portland. This included copper chimney caps, to match this homeowners copper flashing, and copper gutter system.

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Chimney sweep chimney remodel fireplace remodel chimney repair mason masonry

Chimney sweep chimney remodel fireplace remodel chimney repair mason masonry

Chimney sweep chimney remodel fireplace remodel chimney repair mason masonry

 

Have a chimney repair need?

Need a qualified chimney sweep?

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Safe Work Conditions

Construction sites are messy, and there isn’t much we can do about that.  But one of our main priorities at Portland Fireplace and Chimney is to keep the jobsite clean and orderly throughout the project. The most important reason to maintain a clean jobsite is for the safety of all those that enter the site. By maintaining a policy of ongoing organization and site cleanliness, we minimize the potential safety hazards. Here are PFC we always comply with OSHA and local workplace safety practices. Our customers notice the attention to detail and personalized care for their home and/or investment.

In addition to safety, another benefit is increased efficiency.  Here at Portland Fireplace and Chimney,  we maintain a company culture of safety and cleanliness while working on our sites. We hold weekly safety meetings, and round table discussions with our crew leaders, and labor. See the Portland Fireplace and Chimney difference.

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chimney sweep portland chimney repair chimney cleaning

chimney sweep portland chimney repair chimney cleaning

 

Have a chimney repair need?

Need your chimney swept?

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