Imagine drawing up plans for your dream house, complete with a classy and functional fireplace and chimney. Or you spot a house you would love to buy, with the same features. Perfect, right? Maybe not. What about the chimney system? Is it positioned properly? Is in safe working order?
Northeastern Masonry & Chimney can help to protect you from potential financial losses and possible heartache by reviewing architectural plans with respect to the chimney system or performing a real estate inspection of your hoped-for purchase.
If you are drawing plans for a new home, why not have Northeastern Masonry & Chimney consult with your architect or builder? We would be glad to share the fruits of our many years of experience. Placing a chimney in the right location, and built with the right materials, gives greater assurance on performance, safety and aesthetics. As experts, we can tell your homebuilder what we have witnessed regarding what works best — and possibly suggest how to overcome tricky challenges that new construction projects often pose.
Since the typical home inspector is not likely a chimney expert, lessen your vulnerability by relying on an expert. Chimneys are complex systems that emit combustion byproducts; chimneys endure the onslaughts of time and harsh climate conditions. It’s worth taking a closer look at your chimney and its component parts. A home you are considering for purchase might need a chimney sweeping. Or the chimney in your new home might have unseen flue damage that calls for a relining.
To ascertain your needs, schedule a real estate chimney inspection with experienced Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA)-certified technicians at Northeastern Masonry & Chimney.
A real estate inspection delves more deeply than a typical house inspection, which merely reviews the readily accessible parts of a chimney system. When we perform a real estate inspection, we follow the protocols of the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) Level 2 inspection.
To give you the more detailed look you deserve, Northeastern Masonry & Chimney technicians will:
- inspect the chimney and its venting system, the appliance and the connection, including the interior, exterior, and any components in attics, basements or crawl spaces
- evaluate the system for proper clearance with respect to combustible materials, flue size and other performance/safety concerns
- video scan the flue to provide a clear, documented indication of the state of the liner
Note the use of a video scan. That’s a valuable service. It allows our technicians to see more, in greater detail and correct issues while they’re
still less expensive to deal with.
Is your home a historical structure? Not a problem. We take professional pride in specializing in the restoration or rebuilding of historical structures, and have worked on notable chimney preservation projects.
Sign up one of Northeastern Masonry & Chimney’s certified technicians for a professional evaluation. We will cheerfully recommend how to correct any existing or potential problems regarding your chimney system — or confer on a design. Call Northeastern Masonry & Chimney now at 518-767-9315 or schedule an appointment online.
We’ve got a great scrapbook, so to speak, built up over the course of 35 years. Let’s add your success story.