Like many Minnesotans in the Twin Cities, you often use your gas or wood-burning fireplace during the long, cold winter season. The firebox inside your fireplace is very similar to those brick-oven or coal-fired pizza restaurants that are favorite dining spots in neighborhoods throughout Minneapolis and St. Paul. However, when wood or gas logs are burned in the fireplace, the intense heat will eventually cause the mortar that seals the firebricks to crack and decay.
While these cracks may not seem like a big deal, they can cause a lot of damage to your fireplace. Cracks in the firebox let in air and moisture, which can cause drafting issues. It can cause more smoke, flammable creosote build-up, and carbon monoxide gas exposure, to name a few. More importantly, it can lead to the fireplace firebox cracking even more and potentially causing a fire in your home.
So, what causes these cracks in the first place? There are a few different reasons, such as improper installation, poor construction, or even just regular wear and tear.
Can a Cracked Firebox Be Repaired?
If you have a cracked firebox, you may wonder if it can be repaired. The good news is that, in most cases, the answer is an astounding YES! Our talented masons can work wonders repointing the firebox so that your fireplace will look and function as good as new. However, it's important to note that when the firebox has severe damage, such as spalling or missing bricks, replacing the entire firebox may be less costly. Since cracks in the firebox can weaken the fireplace and cause safety issues, it's critical to schedule a repair as soon as possible.
How Much Does It Cost to Repair a Firebox?
The cost for a fireplace firebox repair will vary depending on the severity of the damage, the materials, and the size of your fireplace. For example, if you have a small crack in the firebox masonry, you can expect to pay about $200-500 for repairs. However, if your firebox has extensive damage, you may be looking at a repair bill of over $1,000. After inspecting your firebox, Twin City Fireplace will provide a written estimate. Financing available.
When your fireplace firebox needs have decaying mortar that needs repair, Twin City Fireplace will restore your firebox with durable refractory mortar for long-lasting performance for Minnesotans in Hennepin, Washington counties, and surrounding Greater Minneapolis St. Paul communities.
Fireplace Firebox Repair Services
Is the mortar in your firebox disappearing? Are the bricks in your fireplace still in good condition? The licensed general contractors and experienced professional masons at Twin City Fireplace provide impeccable firebox repairs that will make your fireplace look spectacular while creating a safe environment to light your gas log set or wood logs for enjoying a sparkling fire-burning experience in your indoor/outdoor living space.With showrooms in Edina and Woodbury, we serve Minnesotans in White Bear Lake, MN; Minnetrista, MN; Eden Prairie, MN; Chanhassen, MN; and townships throughout the Twin Cities area.
Call (952) 941-2685 Edina or (651) 204-0112 Woodbury to schedule an appointment to discuss your project today!