Home Builders Are Not Always Chimney and Fireplace Experts


Chimney Certified Builders - Weststar Chimney - San Diego CAAre you planning to build a new home with a fireplace and chimney? Or maybe you are thinking about adding a new fireplace to your existing house? Weststar Chimney Sweeps would like to tell you why you should hire a chimney company to construct the fireplace and chimney instead of a home building company. With so many different safety codes and standards that are involved in constructing a chimney, it is an excellent decision to go with chimney experts who have been certified by the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA). To receive this certification, chimney technicians have to undergo extensive training on all of the different building codes that are required in the construction of a fireplace and chimney system, so you are guaranteed that all of the safety standards will be followed. To help you understand why you should choose a chimney company like us to build your new chimney and fireplace, we would like to tell you the two most important reasons why this choice is so important.

We understand exactly what a chimney is supposed to do.

Weststar Chimney Sweeps knows that you need your chimney to be able to vent all of the byproducts of combustion away from your home. We also understand that this process needs to happen without any damage being caused to your house. The CSIA offers a course on chimney physics that has taught us the best ways to ensure your chimney functions correctly. We also take into consideration that different kinds of heating appliances need to be matched to specific types of chimneys. We can match your particular heating appliance exactly to the right size and kind of chimney.

We have been trained on all of the applicable building codes and requirements for chimneys and fireplaces.

Our chimney technicians at Weststar Chimney Sweeps have been educated and trained to follow these codes, which are based on the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standard 211 for Chimneys, Fireplaces, Vents, and Solid Fuel-Burning Appliances. Weststar Chimney Sweeps lines every masonry chimney we build with a liner that matches your heating appliance. We ensure all clearances from combustible materials are met to prevent your house from being ignited on fire due to the extremely high temperatures produced by the fireplace. We also follow the 3-2-10 rule that means chimneys must be three feet higher than the roof penetration on the shortest side, and the very top of the chimney must extend two feet above any portion of the building structure within 10 feet.

If you are planning on building a new home or on adding a new fireplace to your house, contact us at Weststar Chimney Sweeps. We will be proud to build you an efficient and safe fireplace and chimney system.