We offer more than chimney sweeps and inspections. If you need an installation or repair, or even gas services, our team can help!
We offer more! Including:
- We have technicians at Winston’s Chimney Service that are fully certified to install fireplaces, woodstoves, wood stove inserts and just about any chimney appliance.
- Masonry breakdown doesn’t have to be an issue. We have a master mason!
- Anytime you have a new furnace or boiler installed you need to be confident that your liner works properly. We follow all codes and can help you find the proper size of the flue.
I would highly recommend Winston’s Chimney service.
Fireplace and Woodstove Installations
We have technicians at Winston’s Chimney Service that are fully certified to install fireplaces, woodstoves, wood stove inserts and just about any chimney appliance. If you currently have an older model, you can increase the efficiency of your fireplace and the amount of heat it generates by installing a wood stove or wood stove insert.
Most Common Types of Masonry Repairs:
- Chimney Rebuilding
- Partial Chimney Rebuilding
- Grinding Out and Tuck Pointing Mortar Joints
- Punching Out and Replacing Spalling Bricks
- Waterproofing with Chimney Saver
Winston’s Chimney Service wants you to be completely satisfied with your experience. See our rating on Angie’s List (#1 chimney company since 2009) or on The Better Business Bureau website (A+ rating).
The liners exhaust the flue gases and smoke out of your fireplace or furnace flue and allow the hot and toxic gases to exit your home safely. Any breaks or openings in the chimney liner can lead to serious problems, potentially allowing a spark or floating ember to escape into the area between the lining and the chimney or allowing the intrusion of carbon monoxide into the living space.
What To Do
Relining your fireplace, woodstove, furnace or water heater flue with stainless steel is the most common method used to repair a damaged or deteriorated chimney flue. We also find in some of the older fireplaces that a flue was never installed and this needs to be corrected as quickly as possible for safety and to bring the chimney up to the current standards and codes.
Waterproofing and Leaky Chimneys
Water is the most insidious element that can enter your chimney system or fireplace. Leaks in your chimney can erode the masonry clay liners and/or cause rust to metal liners and the firebox. Doing everything you can to prevent leaks and water of any kind from entering your chimney and fireplace is far more affordable than rebuilding and replacing.
The first thing to make sure you have is something to cap the flue like a chimney cap, chimney surround or top-down damper. All of these have the ability to keep water from entering the system through the flue. The other thing that must be checked during the annual inspection is the crown.
Another preventative measure that is recommended is to waterproof the chimney with some of the new products we now have available.