Fluesbrothers Chimney Service of Kansas City, KS, provides complete chimney repair, masonry repair and chimney rebuilding for homeowners in Mission Hills, KS, Lenexa, KS, Blue Valley, MO, Blue Springs, MO, Brookside, MO, Country Club Plaza, MO, and surrounding communities.
Having your chimney repaired is the best way to prolong its life and ensure that it’s safe for you and your family. This isn’t a job that should be trusted to novices. Fluesbrothers chimney technicians are certified by the Chimney Safety Institute of America and the National Fireplace Institute. We know how your chimney works, and we know how to repair it properly and safely.
A chimney is only as good as the masonry that forms it. Made to last for many years, eventually chimney masonry will begin to show signs of aging. Bricks may become loose, mortar may begin to crack and crumble, large sections of masonry may fall away from the structure. In all these cases, water now has an easy path to infiltrate the system and begin a cycle of further damage. Count on our certified technicians to diagnose the problem and get it fixed quickly.
Whether your chimney liner is made of cast masonry, clay tiles, stainless steel or aluminum, it can begin to suffer damage after years of intense heat from fires. When a chimney liner is compromised, excess heat and condensation will begin to attack the interior chimney structure. Moisture will eat away at the bricks and mortar, and heat can come into contact with the home’s building materials and start a house fire. Our experienced chimney inspectors will assess the condition of your chimney liner and make any necessary repairs. In cases of severe damage, we’ll install a new liner for you.
No chimney should be operated without a sturdy chimney cap over its top. Chimney caps prevent rainwater and melting snow as well as obstructions like leaves and twigs and animal nests from ending up in your chimney and causing air-flow obstructions. Chimney caps also keep flying embers from shooting out the top of your chimney and landing on your roof. If your cap is damaged, we may be able to repair it. If not, we can install a strong new chimney cap to keep your chimney safe and fully operational.
A chimney chase top provides an extra layer of protection to the opening of your flue. These flat components generally are made of galvanized steel, stainless steel, copper or aluminum and are prone to rusting over time. It doesn’t take long for rust to decompose sections of the chase top and open up a path for water. Our technicians can assess the damage to your chimney chase top and recommend repair or installation of a new top.
The cement layer covering most of the flue opening at the top of the chimney is the chimney crown. Solid and sturdy, chimney crowns are built to last a long time. Eventually, however, cracks may begin to form, which will allow moisture into the cement, where it will freeze and expand and cause ongoing damage. In some cases, cracked chimney crowns can be coated with a waterproof sealant; in other cases, partial or complete rebuilding is required to protect your chimney structure.
Chimney Flashing Repair/Installation
Older chimney flashing often becomes warped and separates from either the roof or the chimney’s masonry, leaving a gap for rain and melting snow to enter. Because the infiltrating water runs down into the interior building materials of the home, possibly from attic to basement, homeowners normally don’t even notice it until serious damage has occurred. We can repair or replace your chimney flashing and perform a thorough inspection to find out if damage needs to be addressed.
For all manner of chimney repairs, the professionals at Fluesbrothers Chimney Service offer prompt response and exceptional results. Our certified chimney repair technicians serve our customers throughout the entire Kansas City, KS/Kansas City, MO, region. Call us today at (913) 236-7141.