From cold and snowy winters to warm and humid summers, the climate in the Minneapolis - St. Paul area can be unpredictable with sudden changes in temperature and weather conditions. These extreme weather changes can significantly damage brick or stone masonry, possibly requiring chimney rebuilding. If your chimney has unrepaired minor masonry damage, environmental conditions and even the continued use of the fireplace or stove can worsen the damage, requiring rebuilding.
Highly Skilled Brick & Stone Masons
We know how appealing a beautiful brick or stone masonry chimney is to your Plymouth, MN, and Twin Cities Area home. That’s why our customers are at the heart of everything we do. Whether we are tuckpointing exterior masonry, or performing a complete or partial chimney rebuilding, we customize our services to exceed the expectations of our clients. Our highly skilled brick and stone masons are first-rate craftsmen and installers. We stand behind the quality results of every project without subcontracting labor. Additionally, our quality is further enhanced with state-of-the-art technology, equipment, and best practices that are the foundation of Twin City Fireplace.
Signs That Your Chimney Needs Rebuilding
When your chimney has missing bricks or stones and mortar, cracks in the flue liner, a missing chimney cap, or other damage, it could cause severe health and safety issues such as a fire or carbon monoxide leak. So, it's essential to be on the lookout for these five signs your chimney may need rebuilding:
- Spalling or missing bricks and mortar.
- The chimney crown has severe damage.
- Flue tiles are falling into the firebox.
- Extensive water damage inside the chimney.
- The chimney is sagging or leaning.
If you notice one or more of the above signs, Call Twin City Fireplace at 952-941-2685 (Minneapolis, MN) or 651-204-0112 (St. Paul, MN) to schedule an inspection ASAP!
Complete Vs. Partial (Roof-UP) Rebuilding
Like all structures, a chimney will eventually need repair or rebuilding. Depending on the extent of the damage, you may need to do a complete or partial or roof-up rebuild. So, what's the difference? A complete rebuild means the entire chimney is torn down and rebuilt from the ground up, preserving as much of the original structural components as possible. It is usually necessary when the stack has extensive masonry damage or is in danger of collapsing.
On the other hand, a partial rebuild involves repairing only the damaged parts of the chimney, such as the chimney crown or from the roof-up, for example. Partial rebuilding is typically a less expensive and more common option. Our chimney professionals will recommend the best options for restoring your chimney after performing a chimney inspection.
Chimney Crown & Roof-Up Rebuilding
Since the chimney crown is the uppermost section of a masonry chimney, it is often the first to experience weather-related damage, especially when the chimney cap has been damaged or is missing. When the crown has severe damage beyond repair, a chimney crown or roof-up rebuilding is the best option to restore the structure's safety and stability. Manufactured chimneys have a chimney chase instead of a crown. They are designed to perform the same function – protect the chimney from moisture intrusion. Twin City Fireplace also provides outstanding chimney chase repair, replacement, and rebuilding services.
Chimney Rebuilding Services in Minneapolis-Bloomington-St. Paul
Does your chimney need rebuilding? The talented brick and stone masons at Twin City Fireplace provide superior chimney rebuilding services, including partial (roof-up), using the highest quality materials that deliver exceptional results. With showrooms in Edina and Woodbury, we serve discerning homeowners in Blaine, MN; Brooklyn Park, MN; Plymouth, MN; Golden Valley-St Paul, MN; and townships throughout the Twin Cities area.
Call (952) 941-2685 Edina or (651) 204-0112 Woodbury to schedule an appointment today!