Sunbrite offers full system sweeping of all solid fuel and natural gas appliances. With every sweep, we offer a full inspection of the chimney system(s) based on the standards set forth by NFPA 211. Upon completion , our knowledgeable chimney sweeps will be happy to answer any questions, concerns, and possible solutions that you might have regarding your chimney system.
Concrete block such as cinder-block
Clay flue tiles
Well, a quality, well-fitted chimney cap is key! Chimney caps come in a variety of sizes, styles, and materials, and can offer your chimney top-notch protection and a touch of finesse. Caps are designed to be attached to the top of the chimney flue, where they work to prevent dangerous and damaging intruders from entering.
Birds & Animals
They may be a delight to watch as they dart from tree to tree, but if animals and birds are allowed access to your chimney, they can do a lot of damage. Oftentimes, they choose to nest in capless chimneys, bringing twigs, leaves, and other nesting materials in with them. Not only can these materials block the flue (which can lead to smoke problems, carbon monoxide problems, and appliance inefficiency), but they are also extremely flammable and can lead to a chimney fire.
Animals and birds may also find themselves trapped in the chimney, falling down into the fireplace or dying inside of the flue. The best way to prevent animals from entering, causing problems, and exposing your chimney system to feces, fur, feathers, bugs, and nesting materials, is to keep a properly-sized and installed cap on your chimney at all times.
Foliage & Twigs
Animals and birds aren’t the only ones that bring flammable and obstructive foliage and twigs into capless chimneys – strong winds and storms can as well! If the chimney system is to continue operating as efficiently and as safely as possible, it needs to be free of obstructions. A quality chimney cap can guard your flue and keep wind-blown foliage and twigs from making their way into your chimney system.
Of course, one of the biggest reasons to invest in a chimney cap is to keep moisture out. If your chimney system is not properly protected, rain, sleet, and snow can damage your chimney from top to bottom. Moisture eats away at both clay tile and metal flue liners, rusts and erodes dampers and fireboxes, and can significantly shorten the service life of your chimney and appliance.
Protect Your Home’s Integrity and Repair the Damage
Keep water out of your basement and other unwanted areas with the help of the experienced team at licensed and insured Alpine Paving and Masonry. Our services begin with a leak investigation, and we handle everything from stone restoration to waterproof coatings.
From leak repair to mold remediation, you can rely on us for exceptional services. Enjoy simple, seamless and environmentally friendly waterproofing solutions.
Your chimney flues are one of the most important (and one of the most overlooked) aspects of your chimney system. Damaged chimney flue liners can no longer properly vent the products of combustion from your fireplace, wood stove, or heating system. This can lead to backpuffing, sooting, carbon monoxide leakage, and even carbon monoxide poisoning. Sunbrite Chimney can properly line your damaged chimney flues for safety, efficiency, additional value to your home, and most importantly, peace of mind.