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Chimney Repair Services

Our certified chimney experts have the experience and tools necessary to get the job done right the first time. We are up-to-date on all of the current codes and latest technology and methods.

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Chimney Repair Services

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Masonry Solutions Massachusetts has provided reliable chimney services in Greater Boston to many satisfied customers. We’re proud to serve residential and commercial clients throughout Cambridge, Boston and nearby counties and cities.

Masonry Solutions Massachusetts is a locally-owned company where customer service is our top priority. We have provided many satisfied customers with expert full chimney service at fair and competitive rates. In addition to the thorough inspection and cleaning of oil, wood and gas-burning chimneys, we specialize in the prevention, detection and correction of chimney and venting system hazards – the kinds of hazards that can endanger the health and safety of your family and home.

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Chimney Inspections in Boston

It’s impossible to eliminate all fire and carbon monoxide risks associated with your fireplace, stove, or furnace, however there are things you can do to reduce risk and make your home safer. The safest step that can be taken is scheduling a chimney inspection from a professional. A professional chimney inspection will provide expert eyes on your chimney to check for leaks, cracks, damage, blockages, and more issues that could cause costly damage and health risks in your home.

What Types of Chimneys Do We Repair and Clean?

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Oil-Burning Chimneys

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Wood-Burning Chimney

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Gas-Burning Chimney

Why Choose Masonry Solutions for Chimney Repair Services?

Masonry Solutions is a locally owned and operated business serving the greater Boston area. Our professional team has many years of experience in chimney repair services and have worked on projects of all sizes. Each customer we’ve provided chimney repair services for is an extension of our family. We take pride in providing world class customer service and provide same day appointments. Contact us today for a free estimate on chimney repair services for your home.

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Complete and Partial Chimney Rebuilding

When it comes to chimney rebuilding, there are two types of services offered. These services are known as partial rebuilds and complete rebuilds.

Partial rebuilds work well for small chimneys where scaffolding is required. A partial rebuild means there is only part of the chimney that needs to be replaced, such as the crown. This type of rebuild is done for chimneys that only have damage at the top.

A complete chimney rebuild is done when both the outside bricks and the crown require replacing. These rebuilds are recommended when dealing with extensive chimney damage.

Chimney Relining Repair and Service

Chimney liners are important because they directs heat and gases up through the chimney top and restrict the heat from causing combustible material near the chimney from catching on fire. If your chimney liner is cracked or crumbling, you will need to get it relined before using your fireplace. If you live in an older home, you may not have lining in your chimney at all. We recommend having one installed to prevent any future damage to your chimney and home.

Chimney Cap Repair and Service

A chimney cap can be found at the top of your chimney above the crown. The cap serves many purposes, and one of which is it keeps rain out of your chimney. Each chimney has a flue, which is a pipe that runs of your chimney and serves the purpose of allowing smoke and chemicals to leave your home. Since this is an opening, it provides a channel for rain and precipitation to flow down. The chimney cap fits over the opening and prevents rain and precipitation from getting into your chimney. In addition, your chimney provides a warm place for animals, like birds, squirrels, and raccoons a place to protect themselves from their predators and lay a nest. A chimney cap will prevent animals from living in your chimney.

Chimney Crown Repair and Service

A chimney crown is a piece or section of concrete that tops the masonry chimney. The purpose of the crown is to prevent water from getting into the chimney. The crown extends from the liner to the outside of the chimney with a taper, which allows the water to run off the chimney. The crown should reach a couple inches over the chimney edge, so water flows off the chimney and not down the side.

Chimney Damper Repair and Service

A chimney damper prevents warm or cooled air from escaping through the flue when your fireplace isn’t in use. The damper must be open when you use your fireplace to create proper airflow and to let smoke out of your home. Using your fireplace with a closed damper can be a safety issue.

Chimney Flashing Repair and Service

Chimney flashing is a type of roof flashing used to create a waterproof seal for your roof and chimney to protect them from water damage and penetration. It works as weather stripping for your chimney and consists of three parts: step flashing, counter flashing, and base flashing.

Step flashing is an L shaped piece of metal which sits under the roofing shingles and along the brick of your masonry chimney.

Counter flashing is an L shaped piece of metal that works to cover the step flashing and is embedded into the chimney brickwork.

Base flashing is utilized at the joint between a vertical surface and the roofing surface or the base of the chimney, and it guards against water penetration.

These parts along with caulk work together to create a waterproof seal for your chimney.

Chimney Waterproofing Services

Waterproofing is the process of preventing water from damaging or deteriorating your chimney. If your chimney masonry has gaps, voids, cracks, or missing mortar, it’d be in your best interest to have your chimney repaired first before waterproofing it.

The build up of water damage can have a big impact on a masonry chimney. As water penetrates your chimney over time, it can cause two major types of damage. If water damages isn’t taken care of, it can lead to costly masonry repairs or flue repairs internally.

Waterproofing is our go-to method for preventing water damage and protecting the structure of your chimney. It’s done by applying chimney saver to the exterior of your chimney, which serves the purpose of re-sealing the brick and keeping water from entering the surfaces of bricks and mortar.

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Other Chimney Repair Services:

Video scanning

Chase cover replacements

Blow in insulation

Roof repairs

Power washing

Roof cleaning

Crown & caps

Brickwork tuckpointing

Flue relining

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Contact Us for Chimney Repair Services in Boston

With over 100 years of combined experience, we are confident we can handle any chimney repair job. If you aren’t sure whether your chimney requires repairs, contact us today for a free quote!