Chimney Repair

Chimney repair before, during, and after.

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Chimney Cap Installation

Here are two chimney caps we recently installed!

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Rusted Chimney Caps at Beach

Chimney caps near the beach tend to rust out very fast due to the moist salt air that is prevalent there in the evenings. These types of caps are on most houses built since the early 1980’s..  They are called zero-clearance or factory built chimneys or laughingly called temporary fireplaces, because they tend to rust out after a few years, and are not as durable as masonry chimneys.  The rusting you can see in the pictures poses quite a problem for homeowners.  If and when it ever rains, the holes in the chimney caps caused by rusting will now come down inside the chimney and often will get the walls above and around the fireplace wet.  I get calls, regularly, where people hear water dripping on metal.  That is a sure sign of something wrong.  Notice in the second picture that the neighbor’s chimney cap is severely rusted.  These caps are custom caps and can be manufactured in different materials.  Copper will last the longest and will product that lovely patination.  Also, available are stainless steel and a paint grade “galvanized” material.

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Another Happy Chimney Customer

happycustomerInitially performed an inspection on a fireplace.  Later installed a new chimney cap and new interior kit (artificial logs, new gas line).

My inspection was performed by the owner of the company.  He was right on time and performed a very thorough inspection of the fireplace in my new home.  Since I had just purchased the home, I wanted the fireplace inspected by a certified professional before lighting it for the first time.

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Custom chimney caps in Orange County

This series of pictures shows a series of custom chimney caps we have done for a variety of chimneys in Orange County.

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Stainless steel chimney cap and top damper repair

This is a stainless steel chimney cap and top damper. Top dampers are a way of effectively handling cold air down drafts that occur on masonry chimneys in the winter. the plate fits snugly against the fiberglass gasket.

We also use top dampers to prevent bees from making hives in chimneys, which is a common occurrence.

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Rusted Chimney Cap in Orange County Coast

This chimney cap is rusted at a home along the coast. We replaced the rusted chimney cap.

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Chimney Top Repair after Earthquake in Fullerton

Broken chimney top in Fullerton that had earthquake damage. We repaired the chimney top.

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Beautiful Chimney Cap

This is a very beautiful custom chimney cap we built for a house in Long Beach, again out of copper which will patina. We have a very wide variety of ones we can build and install.

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Copper Chimney Caps in Hermosa Beach, Ca

Our Mediterranean-style home has three large chimney caps that were painted the same color as the house.  We replaced them about 10 years ago when they had rusted, but we live very close to the ocean, and they again were badly rusted.  (In fact, one had toppled due to the rust and corrosion.)    We found Lucky Sully on Angie’s list, and had them come out to measure and give us an estimate. Dan recommended we replace the rusted caps with copper caps, which would be more durable in the salt air.  He produced the caps and installed them for us. Read more