Laconia NH Expert Chimney Repair Services
When enjoying the warmth of your fireplace or stove in the beautiful Laconia and Lakes Region, you may notice that it is smokier, more difficult to light, or draftier than normal. These are some of the signs that it’s time to call Fire N’ Stone at (603) 451-1222 to schedule a Chimney Inspection. Or, if you prefer, hop in the car for a scenic 20-minute drive down US 3 South on the western shore of Lake Winnisquam to visit our expansive 3,400 square-foot Showroom at 539 Laconia Rd in Tilton.
Our certified professionals will be glad to answer your home heating questions. They can even help you choose an impressive new fireplace or stove for your home. Our warm and inviting showroom is conveniently located in The Lakes region at 539 Laconia Rd, between Church & Quinn Sts., in Tilton, NH 03276.
Laconia Chimney Repair Services
Fire N’ Stone offers outstanding masonry and manufactured chimney repair services throughout Laconia, Belknap County, and The Lakes region in New Hampshire. CSIA-Certified Chimney Professionals perform all work. We don’t outsource work to other repair contractors.
The liner is one of the most critical safety elements of a chimney. It is a protective covering that wraps around the flue, preventing the heat and flames from spreading to the attic, roof, and other nearby combustible materials.
However, when the liner material cracks, erodes or is otherwise damaged, there is an increased risk of fire and exposure to toxic carbon monoxide poisoning. So, if it has been more than 12 months since your last inspection, please call us at (603) 451-1222 to schedule a level 2 chimney inspection as soon as possible.
While we typically enjoy a beautiful white Christmas in Laconia and throughout New Hampshire, the soft snowflakes, ice, and freezing rain are taking their toll on the bricks and mortar. When the porous materials decay, crack, and crumble, it leaves significant gaps in the chimney. You may even spot some pieces of masonry material on the ground. Also, loose bricks can pop out and fall off. Depending on the condition of the masonry, your chimney may need partial or complete rebuilding to prevent a collapse.
Brick Repair – Loose Bricks
Over time, the brick’s hard outer shell weakens, exposing the spongy inner layers to moisture.
As old man winter arrives, taking the temperature below freezing, the expanding ice crystals trapped inside cause the brick and mortar to flake, crack, and ultimately melt away. The loose bricks create channels where rainwater leaks inside the chimney, resulting in more extensive damage.
Fire N’ Stone’s masonry experts can repair loose bricks and save your chimney.
Chimney Crown Repair | Replacement
With its location at the top of the chimney, the crown is vulnerable to weather, environmental, and seismic shifts that will require repair or replacement at some point. Like the rest of the chimney, the crown is a porous masonry surface. Its age, hail, lightning strikes, foundation settling, missing bricks, and even an earthquake can damage the crown. We recommend annual inspections to seal minor surface cracks, helping avoid a complete chimney crown replacement.
Chimney Repointing | Tuckpointing
When a chimney has decaying mortar, but the bricks are not damaged, repointing or tuckpointing can restore its structural integrity, visual appearance, and lifespan. Since mortar is a significantly softer material than bricks, it is often the first to decay. When the mortar cracks and begins to disappear, it leaves gaps in the joints. Water can also get inside these joints and damage or loosen the bricks.
Tuckpointing replaces the decayed mortar with a new durable bonding compound that restores your chimney. Repointing takes the process one step further by color-matching the mortar to the rest of the chimney for a stunning seamless visual appearance.
After making chimney repairs, we can help you protect that investment with a waterproof sealant.
When done right with the proper sealant, it’s like having an invisible shield that makes the exterior masonry surface impervious to rain, sleet, snow, and ice.
At Fire N’ Stone, we use ChimneySaver® when waterproofing chimneys in Laconia and throughout New Hampshire. This professional, water-based, proprietary formula creates a 100 percent vapor-permeable membrane that allows trapped moisture to escape, preventing future brick-and-mortar damage.
Fire N’ Stone Is Your CSIA-Certified Chimney Repair Expert in Laconia NH – Lakes Region
Fire N’ Stone is the leading certified chimney repair expert serving the Laconia, Belknap County, and Lakes Region in New Hampshire. Please call us at (603) 451-1222 to schedule a service call or fill out our contact form to consult with a CSIA-Certified Chimney Professional.