Did you know that North Shore Roofing handles all sorts of inspection and chimney repairs for our commercial and residential customers? Here are a few things your chimney might need.

  • Chimney Repair
  • Chimney Reflashing
  • Chimney Inspections
  • Chimney Demolition
  • Chimney Rebuilding
  • Wood Stove Removal
  • Gas Fireplace Service
  • Chimney Cap Replacement
  • Liner Repair or Replacement
  • Chimney Masonry Amenities
  • Chimney & Fireplace Sweeping
  • Vent Check-Up Or Replacement
  • Gas Inserts & Gas Line Installation
  • Chimney Crown Repair or Replacement
  • Flue Damper Inspection,Cleaning, & Replacement

Knowledge & Certifications

North Shore Roofing has worked with property owners to make sure chimneys received the proper attention necessary to function accurately. Here are a few other things you need to know.

  • Safety is always our first concern, so our chimney repair technicians tend to stay up-to-date on industry changes, including technology updates, repair, and inspection protocols.
  • We have three decades of on-the-job training that helps us excel at chimney inspections.
  • North Shore Roofing procures needed permits, and we are fully insured on every project.

How Often Is A Chimney Inspected Needed?

We highly recommend receiving a chimney inspection every year, preferably before the winter weather arrives. That way, you will be ready to warm the house when it’s needed. We will gladly come out and check the fireplace, vents, flue, and chimney for necessary repair needs. You can also call for a spring cleanout so your fireplace is ready for usage during the following winter.

How Often Should You Have Your Chimney Cleaned?

Are you wondering how often your chimney needs to be cleaned? How and when you do are critical factors. We generally recommend having your chimney swept and repaired during annual inspections to ensure it is working properly, in sound shape, and free of heating material debris.

Signs You Need A Chimney Repair

A really good chimney maintenance plan uses signs to understand when a chimney repair is required.  Performing preventative techniques can also deter many of these chimney issues. Here are the signs you need to look out for when deciding on the best time for your chimney repair.

  • Rust

If you notice rust, you should assume it is deterioration due to moisture that is present in the chimney, flue, damper, or firebox. You will need a chimney repair quickly to avoid a malfunction. It’s also the type of environment that increases the risk of chimney fires.

  • Discolored Staining

If you notice a light-stained discoloration, your chimney likely has a moisture problem. You will likely only require a quick chimney cleaning after the repairs are completed.

  • Brick and Mortar Deterioration

Over time, the mortar will break down and harm the masonry joints. When masonry continues to be exposed to moisture or freezing temperatures, it will damage the mortar.

  • Spalling or Shaling

Spalling tends to cause chimney deterioration. Shaling usually occurs from flue damage. If you notice cracking and breaking, call us for the chimney inspection and repairs.

  • Crown Damage

Crowns are designed to protect your home from severe weather patterns. If it is broken, missing, or cracked, water will be able to enter the chimney and damage its components.

If you have chimney inspection or repair questions, call our office at (978) 977-3816 or send us a direct message by visiting our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/NorthShoreRoofingMA.