Has your chimney seen better days? Is it starting to lean to one side? Are bricks falling away from the structure? Let Fluesbrothers Chimney & Fireplace of Kansas City restore safety to your Overland Park, KS, home with expert chimney rebuilding services performed by CSIA- and NFI-certified professionals.
The Danger of a Damaged Chimney
Chimneys are very heavy structures that need to be in excellent shape in order to be safe. As chimney damage progresses, the structure may begin to lose bricks (spalling) or actually start to lean to the side. These are conditions you don’t want to live around.
When a chimney collapses, it can cause severe damage to the home as well as to people or pets in the vicinity. We can help you prevent this catastrophe in your Overland Park home by performing a partial or complete chimney rebuild.
What Causes Chimney Damage?
There are many ways a chimney can become damaged, but one of the most common culprits is water. As chimneys age, cracks often begin to appear in the masonry or within the cement chimney crown at the top of the structure. When cracks are present, water from rain and melting snow can get into them and begin a freeze-thaw cycle that speeds up deterioration.
The most common causes of damage that may require a chimney rebuild include:
- Water infiltration
- Extremely strong winds
- Pounding hail
- Lightning strike
- Year after year of intense heat and freezing cold
- The unavoidable aging process
Chimney Rebuilding for Overland Park, KS, Homes
The Fluesbrothers team is made up of highly trained, nationally certified masons who understand chimneys inside and out. When we perform a chimney rebuild for our Overland Park customers, we first determine exactly what has caused the problem and assess the extent of the damage through a meticulous chimney inspection.
Depending on the severity of the problem, we may be able to do a partial chimney rebuilding project by adding new bricks and mortar to specific areas. When the entire chimney is at risk of collapsing, we need to completely rebuild it to ensure the safety of your family, your pets and your home itself.
Ways You Can Prevent the Need for a Major Chimney Rebuild
By having your chimney cleaned, inspected and repaired on a regular basis, you can prevent many of the problems that would eventually lead to the need for chimney rebuilding.
Regular service by our certified chimney specialists will:
- keep your chimney clean and reduce the chance of a chimney fire
- discover problems that leave your chimney (and home) vulnerable to water damage and get them fixed quickly
- assess the condition of your chimney structure as it ages and perform repairs when they’re needed
Professional chimney sweep services and regular inspections are the very best ways to keep your chimney from becoming damaged to the point it requires complete or partial chimney rebuilding. We always encourage our Overland Park customers to schedule regular preventative maintenance to avoid large repair bills down the line.
If your chimney hasn’t been looked at recently, now is a good time to arrange an inspection and cleaning. We’ll perform a thorough assessment and talk with you about the best options to resolve any problems we find. If chimney rebuilding is necessary, you can count on our skilled masonry experts to do it right the first time.
Fluesbrothers serves the entire Overland Park, KS, region with the very best in chimney rebuilding, chimney repair, chimney cleaning and complete inspection services. Call us today at (913) 236-7141 to get your chimney in tip-top shape.