Did you know that your fireplace can increase the value of your home? In fact, a survey of real estate agents revealed that nearly 80 percent of agents believe that a fireplace can raise a home’s value by $1,000 – $5,000. However, if your fireplace is crumbling and worn out, you may not receive the financial benefits included with owning a fireplace. In fact, having a disheveled looking fireplace actually decrease your home’s value. At Northeastern Masonry & Chimney, we want you to be happy with your fireplace. Our expert masons can turn your worn out fireplace into a beautiful fireplace and the centerpiece of your home. Whether you want to bring back the beauty of your fireplace, or give your fireplace a brand new look, we can help.
If you want your fireplace look like its original self, we can repair it for you. Although it may not seem difficult to replace a few crumbling bricks, it actually takes a great deal of expertise. After cleaning and removing stains from your hearth, we will remove the old brickwork. Next, we will select bricks to replace it. This is very tricky sometimes. Older fireplaces often use bricks that are not as readily available today. Also, new bricks can really stand out among older brickwork. At Northeastern Masonry and Repair, we will not consider a job complete until we have matched the brickwork and meet your approval. Once we have the right bricks, we will clean out the old mortar and replace it with new mortar.
If you are looking for a fireplace makeover, refacing is the way to go. Refacing consists of removing all of the old brick from your fireplace and replacing it with new brick or other materials. Some of the materials available include tiles, various types of stone, or brick. Because we are totally removing the original face of your fireplace, the design are endless. With refacing, the change to your fireplace can be so dramatic that people often redesign their whole living area around their new fireplace.
You don’t have to live with a worn out and crumbling fireplace anymore! Our masons are trained, tested, and certified by Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA). This means that the work done to your fireplace is of the highest and quality standards. If your fireplace is in need of a new look or you just want to restore your fireplace to its former glory, contact Northeastern Masonry & Chimney at 518-767-9314 today!