This time of year, it’s not uncommon to see chimney companies recommending various types of springtime maintenance. Which has a lot of our customers questioning… Isn’t chimney care better saved for fall and winter when people are actually putting their systems to use?
Well, an important thing to remember when it comes to your fireplace and chimney is that maintenance isn’t just for the colder months – it’s actually a year-round requirement! And now is the ideal time to invest in any big repairs, restorations, rebuilds, or upgrades.
Ready for an Upgrade?
Are you sick of your current fireplace set-up? If you’re over your system’s look or if it’s simply outdated and needs some freshening up, then it might be time to invest in a fireplace facelift.
What is this? Well, basically we change the face of your fireplace by replacing it with a new one made from your choice of material – stone, cultured stone, cast concrete, metal, tile or brick (all of which have their own unique looks and advantages).
We’d be happy to talk with you about your options and help you find you the perfect fit for your space and budget.
We can also install any new, higher-quality chimney components, like an energy-top damper, a custom-built stainless steel/copper chimney cap, or a brand new chase cover. These products we offer are known for performing better and offering heightened efficiency, allowing you ease and peace of mind as you move into future burning seasons.
Or maybe you want an entirely new system altogether. No problem. We sell fireplaces, inserts, and stoves all in a wide range of styles and fuel types, so you’re sure to find exactly what you have envisioned. Here are some great options to explore:
- Contemporary Gas Fireplaces
- Traditional Gas Fireplaces
- Outdoor Gas Fireplaces
- Gas Inserts
- Gas Stoves
- Wood Fireplaces
- Wood Inserts
- Wood Stoves
- Cast Iron Stoves, Fireplaces & Inserts
We even have some great basket and remote control options to give you all the convenience you’re hoping for. Regardless of what you need or want, spring is great time to get it done while you’re in between burning seasons.
Does Your System Need Some TLC?
Noticing some obvious damages or discoloration around your masonry? When it comes to your chimney, the sooner any problem areas are spotted and addressed, the better. If ignored, damages will only go from bad to worse, and you’ll be left with big and expensive issues to tackle before your system is safe for use again.
Or maybe you’ve noticed some chimney components are missing or in rough shape. Things like your flashing and chimney crown are vital for keeping out water, and your chimney cap ensures moisture, animals, and other outdoor debris can’t get in and clog up your flue. The longer these are left broken and vulnerable the worse off your system will be.
We handle all manner of repairs, such as tuckpointing, crown rebuilds, brick replacements, chimney cap replacements, flashing repairs, and more. Chimney leaks are no match for our crew, and we can tackle any relining work, too. Basically, whatever you need, we’ve got the tools, training, and experience to get the job done!
And once everything’s restored, be sure to talk with us about waterproofing to ensure you stay protected against the freeze/thaw process and various other types of water damage.
Book Your Inspection Now!
Don’t need anything major completed with your system? An inspection is still a must, and the springtime is the best time to invest in one.
But here’s the big question everyone keeps asking… Why spring?
Let’s face it – chimneys go through a lot during the winter. Along with facing moisture from snow and sleet, they’re also subjected to freezing temperatures and a lot of general wear and tear. Having yours looked over at the end of the burning season ensures any hidden issues are promptly noted and addressed before they get worse.
We can also ensure early on that your system is protected against springtime rains and curious critters that tend to come out of the woodwork during warmer weather. And repairs are typically more suited this time of year, too, as many of the materials we use need to cure in warmer weather.
Another bonus? Springtime inspections are almost always more convenient for the homeowner. All too often, it’s not until temperatures drop that people remember they need an inspection, which leads to full appointment books on our end and scheduling conflicts on the part of the homeowner. If you already have a jam-packed calendar, this is something you’ll want to check off well before our busier season kicks off.
And should damages or buildup be noted during a fall inspection, you’ll likely be left waiting weeks before a spot opens up to have them addressed. For those eager to kick off their first fire of the year, these delays can get pretty frustrating.
In the end, it’s a lot less stressful to schedule your inspection now and have any repairs addressed well before temps drop. Think of it like this… while your neighbors are scrambling to book maintenance on that first chilly evening, you’ll be safely enjoying a cozy fire with your favorite book or movie, glad you got it taken care of months ahead of time. Well worth it.
We’ve Got You Covered Through It All
At Ashbusters Chimney Service, we do everything we can to ensure you’re covered through every season. And while there are many benefits to investing in care now, we get that life doesn’t always go as planned and fall and winter maintenance is often needed.
Whenever you need quality chimney services, don’t hesitate to reach out. We’ll be there for you, no matter what!