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Summer Is the Perfect Time for Chimney Masonry Repairs

Summer is the best time to schedule professional chimney masonry repair services with Chim Cheree The Chimney Specialists. You do not want to wait until the fall to take care of this important repair work because you may have to wait longer to light the first fire of the year Read More »

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The Anatomy of a Masonry Chimney

If you have a masonry fireplace, the anatomy of its chimney consists of many important parts. Many homeowners are unfamiliar with these parts and their functions. As part of our duties as Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA)-certified chimney sweeps, we at Chim Cheree, The Chimney Specialists like to teach Read More »

Parging Explained

Masonry restoration is not just tuckpointing; this type of repair work also includes a procedure called parging. This procedure is an economical way to improve the appearance of: concrete, brick, or stone wall, column, chimney, or foundation. Similar to stucco, parging is a layer of specially-mixed mortar. Do-it-yourself parging kits Read More »

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Rejuvenating A Chimney Exterior

ChimneySaver is a siloxane based water repellent that repels water while remaining vapor permeable. This allows moisture produced in the chimney to escape, rather than being trapped inside the bricks. ChimneySaver is applied with a low pressure sprayer. It’s amazing how a chimney changes over time. Because chimneys typically are Read More »