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The Value Of A Second Opinion For Chimney Repairs

Chimneys are essential for removing toxic materials from your home when using the fireplace or heating stove. Making timely and necessary repairs will help avoid more extensive repairs in the future. However, even the most well-maintained chimneys will need occasional repairs. Some of the most common reasons include normal wear and tear, storm damage, and water leaks. If your chimney requires repairs, getting a second opinion can help you avoid unnecessary repairs and save you money. 

Whether you reside in Augusta, GA, Columbia, SC, or anywhere in between and your chimney needs repair, the certified experts at Advanced Chimney Sweep will gladly provide a second opinion.

Chimney inspections in Orangeburg SCWhy Do I Need A Second Opinion?

You may be wondering why getting a second opinion is a good idea. In the first place, it can help ensure you are receiving the best possible repair price. Chimney repair costs vary widely, so getting quotes from at least two companies is important. 

Second, if you plan to file an insurance claim for a covered chimney repair, your insurance company will generally require at least two or three estimates.

Third, getting another professional opinion can also help ensure repairs are done correctly and comply with building codes and standards. Not all chimney companies are created equal; some may even cut corners or use subpar materials. So, getting a second opinion is crucial to avoid another repair bill later.

Finally, a second opinion can give you peace of mind. When spending good money on chimney repairs, you want to be confident that you’re making the right decision. Getting a second opinion can help you feel more confident that these repairs are necessary to safely operate your chimney, venting system, and attached heating appliances.

Common Chimney Repairs 

Chimney Cap Repair: The chimney cap is the metal covering that protects the top of the chimney. It is often damaged by wind, rain, snow, and age. A damaged or missing cap exposes the flue to water leaks, which can damage the liner and interior masonry, including the firebox.

Tuckpointing: Mortar is a porous material that deteriorates over time due to weathering, cracking, and erosion. This can cause gaps between the bricks, allowing water and other elements, like pests, to seep in. Tuckpointing is a process chimney professionals use to effectively repair a portion of the brick masonry to restore the stack’s structural integrity.

Chimney Relining:  When cracks develop in the liner, it needs repair or relining to reduce the risk of fire and exposure to harmful contaminants. This can be accomplished by repairing the original terra cotta tiles or installing a new liner. Advanced Chimney Sweep also offers the Heatshield® system, a more cost-effective method for relining cracked or damaged liners.

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Flashing Repair: Flashing is the metal sheeting that seals the gap where the chimney meets the roof. When warped, corroded, or damaged, water can leak through and damage your roof, ceiling, and walls.

Professional Chimney Inspections – Second Opinions for Repairs

Protect your home and save money with a second opinion for chimney repairs from the certified professionals at Advanced Chimney Sweep. We can ensure you’re getting only the repairs you need! We serve the entire  Central Savannah River Area and South Carolina Midlands region, including Belvedere, GA; Martinez, GA; Aiken, SC; Columbia, SC; and all points in between. Call (803) 508-3990 or (706) 833-4630 today to schedule an appointment, or fill out our contact form.