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"There were four men onsite for the duration of the job; they arrived promptly in the morning and finished ahead of schedule. himself" was there--and he chose to flare the chimney at the top (the original chimney had straight sides) so that it would more effectively shed water--a great idea that should prolong the life of the chimney. I got an estimate from another firm--and that estimate was lower. However, the other firm would have sent out a two-man crew and would not have finished the job as quickly. The rep from also spent much more time looking at the job, even borrowing a ladder so he could go up on the roof for a closer look. (The man from the other firm just eyeballed the chimney from the ground--he didn't get up close.) I was also pleased that they were meticulous, draping tarps on the roof to keep stray mortar off the shingles, and raking the yard thoroughly. One of the men also went into the basement to clean out the ash and broken tile that fell to the bottom of the chimney as they worked.

-JOHN F.

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"They had to come back and fix the work. It worked just fine. They replaced that and put a blue stone on top of it to make it look better than before. I was dissatisfied" with that work. It was pretty awful. I called them and they agreed it wasn't done properly. I was not fully satisfied but it was better than it was. There was another part where when we agreed to the initial quote, I had acquired some blue stones and sent them the dimension to see if it worked for what they needed. They responded via email saying it would work. It would save me a couple of hundred dollars in the cost of materials. When they actually got here, they backtracked on that and said that it wasn't the correct size and we needed to order it.

-Jason D.

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Chimney repair and maitenance

Chimney Repair

If you have a wood-burning fireplace, be sure to have it cleaned and inspected regularly to reduce the risk of fire. But be careful who you hire because chimney-repair scams are common.

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The cost will be determined by the type and length and the connection made to the gas furnace. Type of liner is based on the acidic moisture output and the appliance afue rating. Highly efficient appliances will need a stainless alloy liner like AL29-4c which can cost retail $65/ft plus components for connection (another $150) plus labor $70/hr and taxes for 6 inch round. ($58/ft for 5" rd)

Less efficient systems (below 83% afue rating) can utilize aluminum vent pipe that comes as a kit for about $325, plus labor $70/hr. Basic installations can take 3-4 hours.

B-vent connections are commonly used with gas venting infront of connection to the vent or liner.

Most masonry chimneys cannot take the excessive moisture produced from todays high efficient gas systems and are often vented with pvc, by-passing the masonry chimney and exiting outside the foundation. If that is not possible then inserting either a AL49-c stainless or aluminum liner down the terra-cotta flue of the chimney designated for the furnace in order to make a connection at the appliance in the basement or crawl space.

Every system has its own challenges and set backs so average costs can change with install complexity and length of vent.

For further info contact me at Davelamm@classicchimney.com or call 919-782-2879

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Most all professional chimney sweeps now utilize the National Fire Protection  211 Standard for chimneys, fireplaces , Vents and solid fuel-burning appliances for chimney inspections, which determines when and whether he has to access the roof.

There are 3 levels of inspection  The most commonly performed are Level 1 and level 2  are listed:

Level 1            Done as Annual Inspection

                      Routine cleaning of the flue

                      Direct replacement of a similar appliance

Level 1 inspection is recommended for a chimney under continued service under the same conditions with the continued use of the same appliance.

IN A Level 1 inspection, your chimney service tech should examine the *READILY ACCESSIBLE portions of the appliance and the chimney connection. HE will be looking for basic Soundness of the chimney structure and flue as well as the basic appliance installations and connections. HE will also Verify that  the chimney is free of obstruction and combustible deposits.

* Readily accessible Means that no special equipment is required to gain such access, ie.Ladder

 

LEVEL 2            Upon sale or transfer of a property

                       After an operating malfunction or an external event is likely to have caused damage to the chimney

                        Addition or removal of one or more connected appliances, or the replacement of an appliance withone of a different type, a different input rting or a different efficiency.

                        Prior to relining or replacement of the flue lining

 

Level 2 insp. are required when any changes are made to the system. Changes can include a change of Fuel Type, changes in shape or material in the flue,Replacement or addition of an appliance of a disimilar type, input rating or efficiency. Building fires, chimney fire or other seismic events as well as weather events or obvious construction defects would be indicators that a level 2 is warranted.

 

Level 2 includes everything in a level 1 PLUS the *Accessible portions of the chimney exterior and interior including attic, crawl spaces and basements. it addresses proper clearances from combustible in accessible locations.There are no speciality tools required to open or access doors, panels, or coverings during a level 2 insp.  The level 2  insp should also include the visual inspection by video scanning equipment or by other means in order to examine the internaql surfaces and joints of all the flue liners inside the chimney structure. No removal or demolition or any permrnantely attached portions of the chimney or building structure or finish shall be required in a level 2 insp.

*ACCESSIBLE means if you can get to it with special equipment do it but you dont have to take apart anything for said access. Use of ladders and cameras just no demolition.

 

LEVEL 3  SEE NFPA 211 STANDARD FOR DETAILS

 

***THE REAL ANSWER to this question lies with the accessibility of the top of the chimney and roof type.  Most professional sweeps want to examine up close the top of the chimney for cracked masonry crowns , which is very common, Flashing issues, top view down flue, and for prefab chimneys to insp the condition of the Chase cover and cap.

Note that the use of a special tool (ladder) to gain access to the chimney is under a level 2 inspection, which can be additional costs since it is a much more thorough inspection.

It is possible to sweep and do a level 1 insp. without accessing the roof. 

 

Also most professional sweeps have equipment that allows us to sweep the chimney with a rotary system that is operated from inside at the fireplace opening and achieve a much better cleaning than pushing brushes down from the top and without getting on the roof. We also video scan the flue from the hearth so the homeowner can be a part of that inspection or "chimney-oscopy". They see the live action of the top of the chimney and conditions that exist inside their system so when they get their report they know they are not some stock pics that could be used to sell repairs but the actual pics of the conditions they viewed in their system. And we do not have to access the roof.

If the chimney access requires multiple ladders or is a "brush with death", there could be extra cost, and the sweep would make an onsite decision regarding the ability to safely reach the top of the chimney or have to use a lesser option of binoculars or rely on experience to determine whats going on up top based on visible symptoms,  if access is too dangerous or not possible.

 

So don't discount a sweeps knowledge or ability on whether he gets on the roof or not. Check him out on referral sites , company web site, credentials, training and experience. Get referals and check on liability insurance and you should be able to find a sweep that can meet your need. If you are in North Carolina check us out at ClassicChimney.com. For the last 25 years we have been sweeping and inspecting chimneys, certified formerly by the CSIA for 15 years and current member of the NC Guild. give us a call  9197822879

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Chimney Repair reviews in Albany

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They were on time and did a great job. The chimney had a crack in the crown coat and needed cleaning after a conversion from oil to gas.
- Tina K.
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Thanks to I got a detailed estimate of the costs associated with replacing the chimney in my house during contract negotiations with the seller. The house had been marketed as having a fully functioning wood burning fireplace and his thorough examination proved the damper was rusted shut. I appreciate getting the full picture ...More of what that means and when I have the money available, I plan on hiring to install a direct vent gas insert.
- Robin F.
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They came on time the day of the appointmen, did a scope of the entire chimney and showed me where there was a little creosote build up, and said that the masonry was in good condition, suggested that I purchase and burn a log to reduce those spots. They didn't try to sell me that or any additional services. The fireplace has burned great after ...More the service, no smokiness or odor in the room
- Susan M.
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service was excellent, the servicemen were professional, courteous and took the time to explain what was going on. they were a pleasure to work with.
- Nathan C.
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They showed up right when they said they would. I had to go to work that day but by the time I got home everything was done and it looked great! Very well done and no mess left behind. My retired neighbor said he watched them work and commented on the good job they did! I would use them again!
- Matthew M.
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Work was totally satisfactory. The representative was on time, the job was done quickly and cleanly, and the explanation of what was performed was clear and complete. Would certainly recommend - and use - this service again.
- william C.
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I live out of town, and my parents in Albany gave me a call last weekend as their chimney was leaking during a rainstorm. They had called their roofer, who proposed replacing 7 rows of bricks. I used Angie's List and selected , returned my message the same day and went to the house and gave me an ...More estimate within a day or so. His estimate was just slightly above the estimate my parents had received from their roofer butI felt that and his company were more chimney experts,
and he deducted a crack in the flue that needed to be fixed. His estimate was reasonable for all the work involved and he agreed to start in just a few days.

I just called my father and he is very happy with the work has done. He said they replaced 11 rows of bricks (more than we thought needing replacing) and the bricks closely match the original bricks. My father was quite worried that the bricks would not match and he is very pleased. They also complete a few other repairs so the chimney is in good order. Of course we'll know for sure after the next large rainstorm if there is any leaking, but right now we are very pleased with the company's work and would recommend them to anyone needing chimney repair.
- Colleen D.
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I'm very pleased with the way the job went. The workers showed up when they said they would, asked questions to clarify the work being done (length of gutter extensions and color of soffit/fascia covering), and cleaned up all supplies/garbage afterwards.
- Steven D.

Chimney Repair Services in Albany

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4 Seasons Ground Maintenance Care

2715 Barton Ave
Schenectady

A & B Home Service LLC

411 Shannon St
Schenectady

A Better Construction LLC

PO Box 116
Johnstown

A Clean Sweep

P.O. Box 167
Clarksville

ABSOLUTE SEAMLESS GUTTERS INC

211 Old Loudon Rd
Latham

Academy Chimney Contracting

399-B Vly Rd
Schenectady

Actual Chimney Specialist LLC

4 Alps Mountain Rd
Averill Park

Adept Surface Specialist, Inc

808 Babcock Lake Rd
Petersburgh

ADVANCED ROOFING

2189 HOFFMAN LN
Schenectady

AGTech Building and Remodeling

6 Pennsylvania Ave
Johnstown

Albany Home Repairs

PO Box 301
Glenmont

All Green Contracting, Inc.

PO Box 3209
Schenectady

All Points Construction

PO Box 237
Greenville

ALTAMONT CHIMNEY SWEEP

1096 LEESOME LN
Altamont

ANTHONY CERONE BUILDING SERVICES

382 BLUE FACTORY RD
Averill Park

anything services

650 sacandaga road
Scotia

ARTS MASONRY AND CHIMNEY SERVICE

241 MARPE RD
Johnsonville

Avalon Chimney Service

911 Central Ave
Albany

B and M construction

5 wembly place
Gansevoort

Banker Enterprise

14 Dymond Road
New Lebanon

Best Ever Masonary

Schenectady

Bold Heating & AC

509 Campbell Ave
Troy

Bowen's Construction Inc.

P.O. Box 248
Watervliet

Brazill Contracting

39 Shannon Ave
Cohoes

Bricks, Blocks and More

PO Box 68
Stillwater

British Stone, LTD

191 Fonda Road
Waterford

Build Right LLC

4 Rogers St
Glens Falls

Capital Region Masonry

1 Wood St
Albany

Central Masonry and Chimney Inc

10 E State St
Dolgeville

CHIMNEY DOCTORS

1566 Division St.
West Charlton

Cousins Construction

20 Hibbard St
Schenectady

Couture Contracting & Modular Homes

383 Stuffle Street
Cropseyville

Custom Contractors

124 Paine St
Green Island

Davco Construction LLC

2107 4th Ave
Watervliet

DFS In-Home Services

2505 Carmel Ave.
Brewster

DL Industries

1010 Washington Ave

Done Right Construction

13 Lancaster street

Dymling & McAvoy Inc

PO Box 820
New Lebanon

dynamic construction

1026 Trinity Ave
Schenectady

Dynamic Roofing

1026 Trinity Ave
Schenectady

Efficient Heating & Cooling Services

37 Bloomingdale Ave
Gloversville

Fixd It

Averill Park

Get it Done Contracting

2nd street
Albany

HAYDEN BROTHERS GENERAL CONTRS

1073 RAYMOND ST
Schenectady

Hayner Masonry

22b Adirondack circle
Gansevoort

HD Concrete

853 Rock City Rd
Ballston Spa

herzog construction

25 crawford rd

Hunny Do

13b Woodbine Dr
Clifton Park

J.A.S Construction

41 James Dr.
Albany

JC MCCASHION CONSTRUCTION INC.

84 Frederick Avenue
Albany

JDC Contracting

52 Phillips St
Amsterdam

JDW Contracting

1607 Schodack Valley
Castleton On The Hudson

Jeffrey Mason

PO Box 6003
Schenectady

Jellco Construction INC

PO Box 4550
Saratoga Springs

JOHN LANZA ROOFING

4 ADMIRAL ST
Albany

John T. Construction

76 E. Fulton St.
Golversville

JT Concrete

2151 Rowley Rd
Ballston Spa

Kenny's Homework

239 Antone Rd
Corinth

KEY STONE CONTRACTING

250 OLNEYS RD
Petersburg

Kinetic Basement Solutions Inc

PO Box 765
Clifton Park

Knights Construction

181 Clay Hill Rd
Fort Ann

Lamountain Contracting

843 7th ave
Troy

Laurenzo Contracting, Inc.

613 Clement Street
Mechanicville

Lazio Construction, Inc.

63 Nott Rd
Rexford

Level Best LLC

207 Riverview Rd
Rexford

Lewis Lawn Care & Masonry, LLC.

PO Box 113
Wynantskill

LMN Construction

18 Ethel Dr
Albany

M Johnson Contracting

135 Cary Rd
Halfmoon

Marx's Roofing & Painting

701 Poentic Killway
Rotterdam

Matchless Stove & Chimney

693 US Route 9W
Glenmont

Mr Soot Professional Chimney Sweep

3143 E Lydius St
Schenectady

msmasonry

Esperance

NML Contracting & Roofing

PO Box 11213
Albany

NOAH'S ARK CONSTRUCTION

6370 FRENCHS HOLLOW RD
Altamont

Northeastern Masonry & Chimney

1650 US Rte 9W
Selkirk

OLD DOG MASONS

5861 VEEDER RD.
Slingerlands

Paniccia Masonry

523 Harrison Ave.
Schenectady

Perfection Roofing

78 Whitehall Rd
Albany

Phelps Brothers Roofing LLC

49 Mountain View Rd
Nassau

plumb roofing and chimney repair

1222 Cullen Ave
Schenectady

Precision Contracting

50 Lincoln Street
Gloversville

Pride Painting

33 Defreest Ave.
Troy

PROFESSIONAL CHIMNEY SERVICES

2322 HARRISON
Schenectady

RAY'S HOME IMPROVEMENTS

141 ST RTE 143
Westerlo

Razzano Homes & Remodelers Inc

5 Biscayne Blvd.
Troy

RINSLER MASONRY

PO BOX 554
Slingerlands

RJK Renovations

27 george ave
Round Lake

Ron's PropertyMaintenance Inc

12 Kenlyn Drive
Albany

Sacandaga Stove & Chimney LLc

2808 Sta hey 29
Johnstown

Sealed Right

391 9TH ST
Troy

SHEAR CONTRACTORS INC

1317 LOWER BROADWAY
Schenectady

SKYWAY ROOFING INC

1268 BROADWAY
Albany

Spire Restoration LLC

2 Locust Ct
Ballston Spa

Staats Masonry

2438 Rt 9w
Ravena

Steves Masonary

28 amelia dr.

Superior Masonry Solutions

114 Fordham Road
Valatie

TKO Construction

265 Furnace St

Top Course Masonry

Averill Park

Top Notch

7 Gaslight Dr
Albany

Ultimate Roofing

2035 Caldicott Rd
Schenectady

United Specialists Inc

424 New Scotland S Rd
Slingerlands

Unlimited Concrete

520 Woodstock Rd
Westerlo

Upstate Property Service

430 Clarendon Street
Schenectady

Windows Plus

2380 rt 385
Coxsackie

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