You have many special memories associated with your home and your home’s fireplace is no different. Your fireplace has been there through many cold nights, it was the backdrop for countless family photos, and it was where Christmas stockings were hung for many years. However, over the years, your fireplace may start to look a little worse for wear. With so many memories associated with your older fireplace, it may be hard to replace it with a new one. At Northeastern Masonry and Chimney, we want to help you preserve the part of your home that brought you so much joy over the years. Our masons have had decades of experience restoring and rebuilding older fireplaces. We won’t sign off on your fireplace until it is perfectly how you remember it.
Trust the professionals at Northeastern Masonry and Chimney
Your fireplace is a unique environment. With the extreme heat, wild temperature swings, and smoke that your fireplace is exposed to, it takes a knowledgeable person to know what materials and techniques need to be used to repair your fireplace to handle these things. If the wrong type of brick is used to repair your fireplace, your masonry could crack or crumble when exposed to the heat of a fire. Furthermore, older bricks tend to change colors as they age due to light exposure over time. This can make it tricky to match new brickwork with older brickwork. However, an experienced mason will know where to find the right materials to restore a fireplace correctly. That’s why we here at Northeastern Masonry and Chimney suggest only using a mason with lots of experience with masonry restoration. It is also important to have a mason that has been certified by the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) work on your restoration project. A CSIA certified mason is not only certified to perform quality masonry work but will do it with your safety in mind.
Older fireplaces often weren’t built to the strict safety standards that they are today. That is why we always recommend an inspection whenever we’re restoring an older fireplace. Some older fireplaces and chimneys are missing a chimney liner. Chimney liners are crucial to the safe operation of your fireplace and if your chimney doesn’t have a liner, you should not build a fire in it until you can get a liner installed. No matter what the dimensions of your chimney, we here at Northwest Masonry and Chimney can custom create a liner that will fit your chimney and protect your home.
We can help!
Keep building on the memories that your home’s fireplace helped you create by restoring your historic or older fireplace today. Our experienced masons can make your fireplace look like the day it was constructed. Call Northeastern Masonry and Chimney today at 518-767-9315 or visit us online to schedule an inspection with a mason today. We look forward to restoring life back into your home!