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We Can Repair Your Fireplace!

Oftentimes, homeowners with a damaged fireplace simply stop using it, relegating it to being a decorative rather than a functional fireplace. Is this your story? If your fireplace has been damaged or is suffering from signs of wear and tear, don’t retire it — we can repair it!

Causes Of Fireplace Damage

Fireplaces are built using some of the toughest materials available and are meant to stand up against the high heat created by fires. However, fireboxes can still deteriorate over time and may need to be repaired or replaced.

The following are some of the most common causes of fireplace damage:

Improper Installation

Firebox deterioration, especially in a new home, is often the sign of improper installation. If the builder used the wrong materials or did not install it correctly, your firebox may quickly begin to show signs of wear and tear.

Settling

All homes settle — unfortunately, there is nothing that can be done to prevent it. To prevent damage to the fireplace system during settling, the system should be built on strong concrete footings that create a stable platform for the heavy fireplace and chimney. Fireplace damage due to settling normally appears as cracks in the firebox bricks.

Water Entry

Water is a powerful and damaging force to all parts of your fireplace system. Water in the fireplace is often indicative of a leak somewhere in the chimney. Just like with the exterior masonry, water can damage the bricks in the firebox, causing them to crack and spall.

Time & Heat

Of course, even the most durable fireplaces can see damage from heat over time. Whether your fireplace deterioration is a result of heat exposure or another issue or factor, you can count on the experts at Wells & Sons Chimney Service to help you get back to enjoying your system quickly and affordably!

Fireplace Rebuilds

If your fireplace has been severely damaged, or if you’re looking to radically alter the look of your fireplace, a fireplace rebuild may be a good option for you. There are a number of benefits to having a new firebox installed by the experts at Wells & Sons:

  • Smoke-tight mortar joints
  • New, unstained firebricks
  • Correct venting
  • New aesthetic look

During a fireplace rebuild, many homeowners choose to have their new fireplace mimic the look of the previous one. However, modern firebricks now come in a variety of sizes, shapes and textures, so you’re not limited to the old look. Firebricks can be installed in a variety of patterns such as basket weave or herringbone. These options give homeowners the opportunity to customize their fireplace in a way that perfectly suits their home and style.

Get Your Fireplace Fixed Today!

If you’re struggling with a deteriorating fireplace, don’t delay – call Wells & Sons Chimney Service at (610) 473-6000 to schedule your fireplace repair! You can also request an appointment here! We serve Allentown, Phoenixville, Pottstown, Norristown, and the surrounding areas of Montgomery and Chester counties.

 Let us check to see if your fireplace needs to be relined. If it does, we can provide this masonry service to keep the entire system in tip-top shape.