Chimney Repair Services | Masonry Repair | Chimney Cap, Liner, Flashing, Crown Repair & grill repair in Frederick, MD
Magic Mountain Chimney Sweeps & Grill Repair in Frederick, MD, provides a full menu of professional chimney repair services for our customers in Westminster, MD, Mount Airy, MD, and other nearby Maryland cities and towns.
Put our certified chimney sweep/chimney repair technicians to work for you, and keep your chimney and fireplace safe, efficient and enjoyable all year long.
Chimney liners can be made of clay tile, stainless steel or a poured-in-place compound. Each is strong and long-lasting, but none will last forever. Eventually, chimney liners can begin to crack and break apart. When this happens, the chimney masonry and adjacent materials within the home are subject to intense heat that can lead to severe chimney damage or a house fire.
Magic Mountain repair pros can inspect your liner and determine what kind of damage, if any, exists. We can then either repair the liner or replace it with a strong new one that will give you many years of safe, predictable service.
When bricks are coming loose and cracks begin webbing the chimney, it’s time for masonry repair. Smaller problems often can be solved through a process called tuckpointing. Here, we use a strong compound to fill in areas of missing bricks and mortar, restoring years of strength to your chimney. In many cases, we can use a waterproof sealant on areas of cracking to prevent the infiltration of damaging water.
If an inspection turns up significant chimney masonry damage, the smartest move often is partial or complete chimney rebuilding. Our expert masons will rebuild sections of your chimney or the entire structure to make it safe again for you and your family to use and enjoy.
The cement chimney crown at the top of your chimney is there to protect the flue and chimney bricks from exposure to moisture. If the crown is cracked, water can seep in and then expand when the air temperature freezes, leading to greater damage.
A damaged crown is a common reason for a leaky chimney and masonry decay. Minor cracks can be sealed with a waterproof coating. If damage is extensive, it’s usually best to simply rebuild the crown. Either way, water must be prevented from entering the system.
Chimney caps cover the entire flue opening with a solid top and mesh sides and are great at keeping rain, snow and debris out of the chimney interior. If you don’t have a chimney cap, we can install one and save you on expensive repairs should the chimney remain unprotected.
In some cases, we can repair a weather-worn cap. We also can make sure the current cap is the right size for your flue (this is not always the case) and make sure it’s correctly installed. Think of the chimney cap as your first line of defense against the elements.
Chimney chase tops are usually found on factory-built chimneys with a wood-framed chimney chase. Their function is similar to chimney caps: keep water and debris out of the flue.
Chimney chase top repair can fix damage, but if the top is severely rusted and beginning to decay, it’s probably better to install a new one. Chase top replacement is a fast and simple process that will add years of protection to the top of your chimney.
The material that skirts the base of the external chimney where it meets with the roof is the chimney flashing. Its job is to keep water from running down into the home, where it can cause major damage to the chimney itself as well as wall boards, beams and other home materials.
Chimney flashing repair may be called for in certain cases, but it’s common to just have new flashing installed. This way, you know it’s secure and correctly in place to serve you for many years.
7 Initial Signs to Get Chimney Repair Service Instantly
If maintained and cared for well, chimneys can last up to 50 to 100 years but this depends on how well a chimney has been cared for. However, due to the uncertain climatic change and weather conditions, you may need to inspect your chimney again. Here are the basic 7 initial signs that show your chimney needs an immediate repair from a professional repairman.
- Cracked chimney crown
- Spalling and moisturised bricks
- Rust inside the chimney
- Damaged joints and and mortar
- Fallen chimney tiles
- White stains inside chimney
- Water pool in fireplace
If you find any of these signs within your chimney then it is highly recommended to get the chimney inspected from a professional repairman.
Our Team Is Ready to Help
When you have our team perform any chimney repair or masonry repair work, you’re getting technicians with certifications through the Chimney Safety Institute of America and the National Fireplace Institute. Our company is a proud member of the National Chimney Sweep Guild and the Northeast Association of Chimney & Hearth Professionals. Count on us for the very best workmanship and service throughout the greater Frederick, MD, region. For all chimney repair services, get it done right by calling
Magic Mountain Chimney Sweeps at (301) 695-6991.