Chimney Rebuild and Full Construction
Portland Fireplace & Chimney are the pros when it comes to rebuilding and constructing new chimneys. Whether you have questions on materials or designs, let us be your guide to aiding in the wellbeing of your home.
When to Rebuild a Chimney
There are several signs that indicate it may be time to rebuild a chimney, including cracks in the chimney, crumbling mortar, and leaning or tilting chimneys. Additionally, if a chimney is more than 50 years old, it may be time to consider rebuilding it.
We at Portland Fireplace & Chimney have years of experience in dealing with the ins and outs of chimney management. Whether the chimney needs simple maintenance or a full rebuild, we would be more than happy to let you know if your chimney is ready for us to take care of it.
We Take Chimneys Seriously
Chimneys play a crucial role in maintaining a safe and efficient home heating system. Properly functioning chimneys allow smoke and other harmful gases to escape from the home, while also preventing the buildup of dangerous creosote and other byproducts of combustion.
Portland Fireplace & Chimney knows how important a maintained chimney is to you and your family’s financial wellbeing as well as to everyone’s health and safety. When Portland Fireplace & Chimney rebuilds your chimney, we will make sure it’s as safe and efficient as can be!
Materials Used in Chimney Rebuilds
There are several types of materials used in chimney construction, each with its own set of advantages and disadvantages. Some of the most common materials Portland Fireplace & Chimney uses include:
- Brick: Durable, long-lasting, and visually appealing, brick is a popular choice for chimney construction. However, it can be expensive and requires a skilled mason to install properly.
- Stone: Similar to brick, stone chimneys are also durable and visually appealing. However, they can be even more expensive than brick, and they require a skilled mason to install.
- Concrete: Strong and relatively inexpensive, concrete chimneys can be a good option for those on a budget. However, they are not as visually appealing as brick or stone.
- Metal: Metal chimneys are lightweight, inexpensive, and easy to install. However, they are not as durable as masonry chimneys and may require more maintenance.
Different Chimney Designs
One of the first things we can discuss in a chimney rebuild is the design of your new chimney. There are several different chimney designs available, each with its own unique set of advantages and disadvantages. Some of the most common chimney designs include:
- Traditional masonry chimneys: Built with brick or stone, traditional masonry chimneys are durable and visually appealing. However, they can be expensive and require a skilled mason to install.
- Pre-fabricated chimneys: Made from metal, pre-fabricated chimneys are lightweight and relatively easy to install. However, they are not as durable as masonry chimneys.
- Masonry veneer chimneys: Similar to traditional masonry chimneys, masonry veneer chimneys are built with a brick or stone facade over a lightweight frame. They are less expensive than traditional masonry chimneys but still offer a similar visual appeal.
- Metal chimneys: Made from stainless steel or other metals, metal chimneys are lightweight, inexpensive, and easy to install. However, they are not as durable as masonry chimneys and may require more maintenance.
Portland Fireplace & Chimney are Here for You
Chimney rebuilds and construction is an important aspect of house maintenance, both in terms of finances and the health and safety of everyone who lives within that home. Portland Fireplace & Chimney is here to help guide you through the various different materials, designs, and maintenance options available. Not only do we pride ourselves in our work and craftsmanship, but also in allowing you to make informed decisions when it comes to your chimney needs.
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