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Yearly inspections may uncover chimney repairs in Houston that need to be addressed before using the chimney during the cold winter season. Should your chimney need repairs, Masters Services technicians are ready to assist. Our locally owned business has over twenty years of experience working with chimneys of various types, sizes, or styles. Leave your Houston chimney repairs in the hands of a qualified and highly skilled certified chimney technician from Masters Services.
Prefabricated chimneys can have every kind of possible chimney case, from brick to wood, stone, or stucco. The only difference between a prefab chimney and a brick and mortar chimney is a metal flue pipe that comes up through the chimney. Because of this metal pipe, prefab chimneys require special chimney chase covers to keep out unwanted moisture or wildlife nuisances. A chase cover is fitted on top and sealed with a rain collar. This chase cover has a hole to fit over the metal flue which is then sealed with a termination cap. Ill-fitting chase caps or old, rusted chase caps could let in moisture and may require chimney repairs in Houston. If this is the case, contact Masters Services to replace the chase cover and keep your chimney nice and dry.
If a prefab chimney has significant signs of deterioration, homeowners should consider a complete chimney chase tear down and rebuild. Deterioration is common with older chimneys, especially wooden ones. If a prefab chimney was not waterproofed it will deteriorate at a much faster rate. A complete chimney rebuild involved tearing down the old chimney case and using quality Hardie products to rebuild the skin, board or plank, trim, seal, and flash. A new chase cover must also be installed. Homeowners can choose whatever style they would like, from stucco or stone to bricks that match the rest of the house. Afterward, you will have a whole new chimney, completely free of leaks. Entrust your chimney rebuild project to the experts in Houston chimney repairs at Masters Services.
Repairing and waterproofing a masonry chimney is different for each chimney depending on the level of damage. For chimney repairs in Houston that are small, a certified chimney technician will perform tuck pointing for the few cracks and gaps in the chimney mortar joints with waterproof mortar to seal all cracks. Then they will inspect the chimney cap to see if it is working properly and preventing moisture from entering the chimney. Some homeowners opt to have a crack-free, waterproof mortar crown installed that has a lifetime warranty and is guaranteed to keep out leaks. Top sealing dampers can also seal to the chimney to seal in the air and prevent drafts. This helps regulate the temperature inside the home. This, along with a new chimney cap, is sure to keep out any and all weather. The first order of business would be to tuck point the entire chimney through and through, sealing all gaps and cracks. Other leaky chimneys may require more significant repairs. Both the brick and the mortar would be waterproofed to prevent any future leaking. If the damage is beyond repair, the chimney may need to be torn down and completely rebuilt. Because this is such a big job, only Master Service experts in Houston chimney repairs should be trusted to do the job right. With their years of experience and training they are qualified to fix any and all chimney repairs they may encounter. Customer satisfaction is a top priority at Masters Services and we are committed to excellent, top notch work. For masonry chimney repairs in Houston, contact Masters Services today. You will be pleased with the final result.