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It’s Time To Start Thinking About Chimney Repairs

The holidays are well behind us, and your chimney is likely seeing less and less use. As spring and summer approach, most homeowners abstain from fireplace use until the more festive atmosphere comes back around. If this sounds all too familiar, then it may be a good time to call us in to look things over!

At Weststar Chimney Sweeps, we believe that one of the best times for inspections and repairs is right after the burning season. Why? Well, your fireplace has just faced a lot of action over the last few months! Some wear and tear has likely occurred, and clogs and other issues may be present, too. In these cases, it’s important to have some maintenance done before anything gets worse.

Saving You Money

The longer you put off necessary repairs, sweepings, and more, the more issues you’ll wind up facing down the line. Bigger problems lead to bigger expenses, so it’s wise to invest in affordable repairs now, rather than high-priced ones this fall. It’s an easy choice to make, so why put it off any longer?

Saving You Time

Chimney repairs take time and, depending on the issue at hand, it could take quite a while to get everything squared away. Simple repairs take much less time. This is why we encourage homeowners to call us in sooner, rather than waiting until things deteriorate more than they already have. Don’t get stuck making multiple time-consuming appointments, when you can get us in and out in a hurry!

Along with this, waiting until fall for your chimney maintenance can lead to some scheduling conflicts. As you can imagine, the closer we get to winter and the holidays, the busier our sweeps get! If you schedule now, you are much more likely to get the exact date and time that works best for you.

If you want to ensure you can fire up your fireplace right at the start of your next burning season, call us in now to check everything over. Once fall rolls back around, you’ll be happy you did it!

Saving You Stress

When you save time and money, you save yourself a lot of stress. When your fireplace and chimney are undergoing repairs and maintenance, it can cause some frustration, but our expert and professional team are ready to ensure this process goes as smoothly as possible. When you work with Weststar Chimney Sweeps, your needs always come first!

Along with this, you’ll be able to use your fireplace with the peace of mind you deserve, knowing your system is functioning as safely as possible. Regular maintenance decreases the likelihood of water damage, chimney fires, gas leaks, and more! Ensure your loved ones stay protected by calling us in from the start.

Dial Our Number Today!

Pick up the phone and dial us at 619-338-8116 today! Our CSIA certified crew is ready to help you out with any questions, concerns, and scheduling needs. We love serving San Diego and all of its surrounding communities, and we are more than ready to help you out soon. When it comes to the health of your chimney, there’s no time to lose – give us a call now!

Chimney Chase Maintenance & Replacement

Do you have a basic metal cover on your chase? If so, you may be noticing some issues, such as rust and deterioration. This type of damage is all too common, and it makes your chase cover less functional and less attractive. Soon, leaks will occur, causing even more damage throughout your home, woodwork, and masonry, such as rot, rust, stains, mold, clogs, and a whole lot more!

Unfortunately, most of these repair jobs cost a lot to address, and they take some time, too. Your best bet is to pay for a new chase cover now, rather than expensive repair jobs down the line. If you’re worried about the state of your current chase cover, or if you don’t have one installed at all, give our qualified staff a call. We can set you up right!

Benefits Of Chase Covers

Chase covers contribute a lot to your chimney’s curb appeal and overall efficiency.  If you’re tired of looking at your drab prefabricated chimney, then consider amping up its style with a chase cover! Let’s start with the design options available. We can easily match it to your home’s current decor, and it will make your chimney look fresh and streamlined. Definitely a worthwhile investment!

Along with looking great, chase covers provide extra protection for your home, too. As we stated above, water damage can cause a lot of problems in a short amount of time. The longer you ignore them, the worse things will get. A well-built chase cover can make all the difference in keeping your home and fireplace strong and standing tall for years to come!

Pricing Information

If you’re excited about the idea of a new chase cover, but are wondering about the costs involved, let us provide some insight. Having your chase cover replaced will cost you anywhere from $550 to $800, depending on the materials you choose. Stainless steel will cost you more, but the long-lasting results are well worth it! The most expensive option will be a copper chase cover.

Both copper and stainless steel options come with a lifetime warranty. If rust, corrosion, or other defects appear anytime throughout the life of your new chase cover, we will get it taken care of! Galvanized metal chase covers (the cheapest option) have one-year warranties against rust and defects. No matter which option you choose, your top will come with a one-year workmanship warranty on the installation of the product.

Costs will also be adjusted according to the size and height of your chimney, as well as how easily accessible it is. If you have questions, give us a call! We’re happy to help and we can work together to find the right solution for you.

Our CSIA Certified Team Is Here For You

When it comes to keeping your home safer, you need a chimney company that you can depend on and trust through it all. We’ll make sure your investments are built strong, so that you get the long-lasting results you deserve! Contact us now to set up your appointment. We can’t wait to help you out!