There’s no denying that masonry fireplaces and chimneys are built to withstand a lot, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t bound to face wear and tear from time to time. Fireplaces are meant to be beautiful focal points, but if your system is looking outdated, worn, dirty, and/or crumbled, the ambiance of your space is likely suffering.

old historic home with two chimneys

Now, a lot of homeowners see these issues, but avoid addressing them because they assume a costly rebuild is going to be their only option. Or maybe you have a historic fireplace and you’re not wanting to tear it down and part with that unique aesthetic.

Well, the team at Northeastern Masonry & Chimney is here to tell you that there are options for you that won’t break the bank or ruin a classic look. We can restore your fireplace without giving it a total overhaul, ensuring total satisfaction (at a much lower price point).

Our masons have hours upon hours of training and on-the-job experience restoring and renovating both old and new fireplaces alike. We know what it takes to get yours looking new and improved, guaranteeing years and years of enjoyment ahead!

Where Do I Start?

So, first things first, you need to know your options. Depending on your style of fireplace and the type of damages or deterioration you’re facing, the services best suited to your needs may vary. We’ll start by checking your system over, after which we’ll gather all necessary information and speak with you about what kind of time frame and budget you’d like to work around.

And don’t stress. We are always open and honest about our project time frames and what you can expect to pay at the end of it all, so there will not be any hidden costs or surprises throughout the process.

Exploring Your Options

There are a range of options we can offer in terms of restorations and renovations. One would be simply allowing us to clean your masonry. We’ve seen this make a huge impact on a number of fireplaces, and homeowners are often surprised at the difference one good scrubbing (with the appropriate tools and equipment) can make.

Another option would be a fireplace facelift, in which we give your system a whole new look by putting a new “face” on it. This is a great option for those whose fireplace is functioning fine, but looks a little worse for the wear.

Fireplace Before Facelift

The great part about the facelifts we offer are the myriad of choices you have in terms of materials, style, and design. Tile options, for instance, will give you a lot of diversity as materials range from natural stone to glass and more – matching your preferred tastes won’t be an issue at all!

Or you could stick with something more traditional by going with a brick design. Neither of those sounding ideal? We also offer stone (marble, granite, stark slate, natural stone, or cultured stone) or concrete. The great part about working with us is that we can personalize any material to your unique preferences, no problem. You can even mix and match options if that’s your thing!

Fireplace After Facelift

Only Trust a Professional

Now, patching up masonry, replacing brickwork and mortar, and renovating the look of your fireplace isn’t something you want to skimp or cut corners on. Any mishaps along the way can seriously affect the look of your system, and if things aren’t done just right, you could compromise your fireplace’s structural integrity, too.

Another thing to consider is safety codes and standards, especially if you have a historical fireplace. If your system was built before a certain time period, it may not be appropriately lined, which could put your home and family at serious risk!

Along with this, historical fireplaces need to be addressed with care and precision, ensuring you maintain that classic, traditional look and that no serious damage is done throughout the restoration process. By working with us you can truly get the best of both worlds – a fireplace that looks great while maintaining that timeless charm everybody loves.

In the end, one thing is certain: trusting a certified technician with years of experience under their belt is a must! This way you’ll get the top-quality work you deserve, while ensuring your safety is being made a priority.

How can you tell if your sweep is qualified for the job? One thing to watch for is a certification with the CSIA. The CSIA is highly regarded across the country and known for providing sweeps with the essential information they need to keep fireplace owners safer.

It’s also important to look for a team that is experienced, honest, and has a strong reputation for being thorough and fair. Sound too good to be true? Well for folks in Albany and its surrounding areas, the ideal sweep is only a phone call away! Reach out to the team here at Northeastern Chimney & Masonry today.