Chimney Rebuilding, Restoration & Renovation Solutions

Has your chimney suffered damage over the last winter season? Has damage been ongoing and now you’re worried it may have made your chimney unsafe? Regardless of the level of damage to your chimney’s masonry and structure, there are solutions. The first step is a professional chimney inspection to determine the kind of rebuilding/restoration services that are necessary to make your chimney safe and reliable again.

Chimney Repairs, Keene, NHWhy chimneys become damaged

Chimney leaks: Chimney masonry and its components are all susceptible to damage that leads to a leaky chimney. When water enters the system, it begins a cycle of decay that leaves your chimney in a compromised state. Freeze/thaw cycles cause water to expand within the brickwork, leading to larger cracking and decomposition. The chimney crown, chimney cap, flue cover, flashing and other components are designed to protect the chimney and help keep major chimney rebuilding projects from becoming necessary.

Damaged chimney liners: When clay, steel or cast-in-place chimney liners begin to crack or break, corrosive gasses created when fires burn have direct access to the internal masonry of the chimney. Bricks and mortar can decay and eventually result in a chimney that leans to one side or collapses completely and needs to be rebuilt. (A damaged chimney liner also puts building materials of the home at risk of fire.)

Weather & destructive events: Chimney restoration projects are often called for after many years of heavy rain and snow, extreme high and low temperatures, pounding hail, brutal winds, lightning strikes and other weather events. All these can wreak havoc on the bricks and mortar of a chimney.

Chimney fires: A fire inside your flue can be obvious, but it also can be fairly small and unnoticed. Smaller chimney fires start and extinguish on their own but over time can cause major liner and brick damage. As with problems stemming from a cracked chimney liner, chimney fires do their damage internally at first, and by the time the problem is obvious, the chimney may have become dangerous to live around and unsafe to use.

Types of Chimney Rebuilding Projects

Chimney structural damage comes in many forms. Your chimney inspector/chimney sweep will evaluate the condition of your chimney and likely recommend one of the following:

1. Partial rebuilding: Repairing or rebuilding only parts of the visible section of the chimney may be all that’s necessary if the damage is minor or moderate.
2. Rebuilding the entire chimney above the roof: Chimneys sometimes need to be completely rebuilt above the roofline. This will be recommended if there’s a concern that the chimney could collapse or become unable to efficiently draft smoke during a fire.
3. Complete chimney rebuild: When a chimney is severely compromised throughout its system, a total rebuilding project is usually called for.

Chimney Inspection in Concord, NHGetting Chimney Rebuilding Work Done in the Spring

If you’ve just learned of or suspect serious damage to your chimney after the winter season, the best move is to schedule chimney rebuilding and renovation work in the spring once the weather clears. Here’s why.
Chimney sweeps and repair companies usually are not as busy during the spring months, so you’ll find it easier to arrange a convenient time for work to be done.
Mortar cures and sets up better in warmer temperatures.

Depending on the level of chimney structural damage, you might not be safe putting off repairs until the summer or fall.
Black Moose Chimney & Stove of Antrim, NH, provides professional, certified chimney inspections and complete chimney rebuilding services throughout southern New Hampshire. Call us today at (603) 525-7905 and get your chimney on the road to better health.

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John RantaJohn Ranta
17:01 22 Mar 24
They arrived on time, worked quickly and showed me the results. Prfessional throughout. jr
william greenwilliam green
23:21 14 Mar 24
Really helped me out can't say enough good things highly recommend!!!! The young man that came to my home was very knowledgeable and friendly great attitude all around answered all my questions and left me stress free best of all left no mess.🤙🏻🤙🏻
Michael Dell'OrtoMichael Dell'Orto
18:39 14 Mar 24
Jaime ConleyJaime Conley
17:13 14 Mar 24
Sarah GilliattSarah Gilliatt
01:46 13 Mar 24
A very thorough and careful job done! Thank you.
Larry CookLarry Cook
15:11 07 Mar 24
I wanted to give 5 stars but they are very busy which meant I had a good wait for both the inspection/cleaning, then for a quote on repairs and then for the repairs. Their prices seemed a little high to me but I have nothing to compare with as they were highly recommended by someone I trust and other companies had plenty of negatives reviews which kept me from getting additional quotes. I am happy with the work and they promptly returned to fix a mistake that had been made. Chris the inspector, Jennifer in the office, and Alex and his repair crew were all pleasant and took the time to answer all of my questions. Alex and his crew even took their shoes off (it was winter) before entering my house without even being asked! So if you are not in a rush and want to ensure you chimney is as safe as possible then I think you'll be happy with Black Moose.
Rebecca DeFuscoRebecca DeFusco
22:35 21 Feb 24
After a recent sweep of our chimney, it was discovered that our flue tiles were cracked. Black Moose techs were hard working, detail oriented and professional! Nice jobs guys! See you next year for my cleaning!
Karen CKaren C
14:52 14 Feb 24
Excellent I highly recommend Black Moose Chimney and Stove; Kelly and Liam are awesome, they did a great job. Extremely professional, arrived early, went through everything with a fine tooth comb ensuring pellet stove was thoroughly cleaned. They also were respectful of my home, conscientious and cleaned up after themselves. Made sure stove worked prior to leaving and told me to call promptly if anything came up afterward. Will definitely use them again.
Denise ClarkDenise Clark
16:32 31 Jan 24
We've had Black Moose clean our chimney for a number of years.But recently, we had an emergency situation at our home involving our chimney & oil furnace flue, which was caked full of soot from a malfunctioning furnace. They came & cleaned out both flues in no time, even going up on the roof with snow on it! They cleaned up after their work in the interior rooms where the oil furnace and the woodstove are located. Great work. Reasonable prices. Very nice people. You can't go wrong with Black Moose.
Joe GJoe G
18:30 24 Jan 24
Goods: The technicians know their business, very efficient in cleaning/inspection along with cleaning up after the 'dirty work'.Others: Communications could be more effective. Despite early coordination about scope of work (multiple flues within same chimney) the estimate provided did not reflect this and the final invoice was significantly more than the estimate provided.Quote for follow-on chimney relining was significantly more than that offered by other companies in the area (and far more than neighbors experienced for similar work accomplished by other companies)