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We Can Save Your Chimney Crown

The chimney crown plays a significant role in keeping your chimney and fireplace safer and running better year after year. Therefore, it’s important to ensure it stays in good condition. Unfortunately, many things can affect your crown’s structure, such as neglect, improper construction, bad weather, and more. Investing in regular maintenance is a surefire way to keep this and other parts of your chimney in great shape, no matter what.

If your chimney crown is showing signs of trouble, then you’ll want to invest in some repair work from a team of professionals. Trust us when we say there’s no time to lose! The longer you put off necessary services, the worse things will get. Eventually, your fireplace will become unsafe for use. You’ll likely accumulate more damages along the way, which means your overall repair costs will be quite high.

Our team of CSIA certified experts can help you out. Learn more about the chimney crown below, then give us a call so we can get your appointment on the books!

What Does The Chimney Crown Do?

We Can Save Your Chimney Crown - San Diego CA - Weststar Chimney SweepsWhat is the function of the crown? Well, it sits at the top of your chimney and it does a lot to keep it protected through all types of bad weather. It begins at your flue liner and overhangs past the edge of your chimney, so any water or excess moisture slides out and away from the sides of your chimney. This keeps your brickwork and mortar a lot safer, allowing them to stay in optimal condition all year long.

As you may know, masonry is quite absorbent, so anything you can do to keep water away from it will help a lot. When you combine the function of a chimney crown with the waterproofing services Westar Chimney Sweeps provides, you’ll be able to rest easier no matter how bad the weather is outdoors!

My Crown Is Beyond Repair… Can You Still Help?

Is your crown in even worse shape than you originally imagined? This may send alarm bells ringing in your head, but you need not worry. We can still help you out! Some crowns were simply constructed poorly from the start, so they don’t stand up well to harsh winds, bad rains, and similar weather. In these cases, we can reconstruct the crown, so it lasts you years and years without any problems.

Invest In Regular Inspections

Once you’re all set and ready to go, be sure you invest in annual inspections to keep your crown (and all of your other chimney parts) in the best condition possible. Cracks, holes, and other types of damage can make your system dangerous to use. The last thing we want is for homeowners to have a fireplace that they can’t enjoy to the fullest.

One inspection every year will ensure your chimney stays looking great and running well. Our team of experts will be sure to spot any damages or build up before they get worse. Count on us to help you out. With spring here and our schedule books less full, now is a great time to call us in!

By Mike O'Mara on June 14th, 2018 | Tagged with: Tags: , , | Leave a Comment

We Offer Hearth Screen Options

Have you been thinking of adding a screen to your fireplace? We encourage you to take that next step and have our expert team install your dream screen today! There are many benefits to having one installed, and we’re here to help you every step of the way. Learn more about your options by visiting us online or by simply giving our staff a call right away!

A Safer Home For You & Your Family

We Offer Hearth Screen Options - San Diego CA - Weststar Chimney SweepsIt’s no secret that fireplaces are known to shoot stray sparks from time to time. This is where fireplace screens really come into play. These sparks could easily ignite if they land on something flammable, putting your entire household at risk and costing you thousands in potential damages. In other instances, these sparks could land on nearby pets or family members and cause pain or injury.

They also provide a barrier, ensuring playful children and curious pets don’t get too close to the fireplace itself. If you’ve got a lot going on in your home, these extra precautions could save you a lot of stress! We believe each and every one of our customers deserve peace of mind when enjoying their fireplace. Our screen door options offer just that!

Improving The Look Of Your Fireplace & Home

Fireplace screens themselves add a lot when it comes to the look and cosmetic appeal of your fireplace. Let’s now address the items throughout a home that have been saved by fireplace screens being in place! The aforementioned screens block sparks and keep them safely out of your home. Not every spark will cause injury or destruction, but even the smallest one can put a hole through a couch, curtain, or carpet. Ensure your furniture and decor stay in the best shape possible by having us install that screen as soon as possible.

The great part about working with us is that we offer a wide range of designs and style options, so you’re sure to find exactly what you’re looking for. We get that people have different tastes and preferences, so we want to offer various choices for our customers to choose from!

We even offer fireplace doors, giving you more options to consider and ensuring you achieve the perfect look and aesthetic you’re picturing. These doors, built here in Southern California, are hand-crafted to fit your fireplace opening exactly. When you work with our CSIA certified team, you get the results you deserve!

Count On Us For It All

You can also count on us for your annual inspections and regular sweepings! We do it all, from repairs to stain removal to installations, so you can count on us for anything. Springtime is a great time to call us in, so get on the phone today. We’re ready and excited to serve you!

By Mike O'Mara on May 11th, 2018 | Tagged with: Tags: , , , | Leave a Comment