• Alex B. Avatar

    5 star rating I had several reviews for a cap, new lining and a cleaning. Keith gave us a thorough overview of the work needed and gave us the confidence that the work... read more

    Alex B.
    Don R. Avatar

    5 star rating I Call this company to take my chimney down and rebuild it..they gave me a great price and were one of the most professional company I've  seen in a long... read more

    Don R.
  • Wen R. Avatar

    5 star rating Excellent work, Masonry and concrete look beautiful!  Great crew, reliable and really nice as well!  Highly recommend!!

    Wen R.
    Scott M. Rosenberg Avatar

    Very professional. I thought our chimney was clogged, and called hoping they could come out the same day. They were at my house a few hours later, and... read more

    Scott M. Rosenberg
  • brian nolin Avatar

    Outstanding work, great service, and extremely reliable!!

    brian nolin
    Joseph S. Avatar

    5 star rating I was having a boiler installed and my boiler guy said that we need somebody to clean out the chimney before he starts the boiler up so last minute I... read more

    Joseph S.
  • Kathleen S. Avatar

    2 star rating Unfortunately not thrilled with work that was done. We had them redo our stoop with the understanding all sides would be bricked like original, it wasn't.  Sides were stuccoed.  Plus... read more

    Kathleen S.
    Gary R. Avatar

    1 star rating What a horrible experience. They came to work on my chimney and the ladder falls on my S550 Mercedes Benz causing body damage and totally messing up my railings for... read more

    Gary R.
  • Joseph Sorce Avatar

    Bobby and Sherwood came to our house in Massapequa after my wife and I had been dealing with a leaking chimney for weeks. After providing us with a reasonable... read more

    Joseph Sorce
    Adam G. Avatar

    5 star rating Ageless Masonry put a patio of Cambridge pavers in my backyard and I couldn't be happier. The attention to detail was top notch as well as their professionalism and the... read more

    Adam G.
  • Alesya N. Avatar

    5 star rating Had the pleasure of meeting Bob this week to fix our chimney which had no cap or liner on it for years apparently (found dead birds inside gross). He beat... read more

    Alesya N.
    Steven F. Avatar

    5 star rating Very Impressed! Showed up on time, gave me a great warranty and worked their A...... off on my 90 year old chimney. I really liked the fact that the owner... read more

    Steven F.
  • Paul K. Avatar

    5 star rating Best Chimney service around they showed up on time and work was outstanding installed a chimney liner and did some pointing couldn't be happier

    Paul K.
    Joe M. Avatar

    5 star rating We hired Ageless chimney because we had rotted out mortar and damaged brick on our chimney and some re-pointing that needed to be done around the garage.  Bobby did a... read more

    Joe M.
  • Bill S. Avatar

    5 star rating I highly recommend these guys. (Bob/Christian)They came right on time and were extremely neat and professional. They did a great job at a reasonable price.

    Bill S.
    Michael Mantione Avatar

    Wanted to take a few minutes to pass along my experience with Ageless Chimney….my mother in law is 87 and she needed to have repairs made to her fire place... read more

    Michael Mantione
  • Aaron Gelbman Avatar

    I don't think there's a better Chimney service on Long Island. Bobby and Sherwood are two of the most straight up honesty people I know.don't trust your Chimney to anybody else!

    Aaron Gelbman
    Hovanes A. Avatar

    1 star rating For 20-25 minute waterproofing with hand held sprayer on chimney wall charge $450

    John
    Middle Village NY

    Hovanes A.
  • Christian G. Avatar

    5 star rating My chimney recently got damaged by superstorm sandy. I gave ageless chimney a call after their website provided me with great information. The owner Bob came to my house the... read more

    Christian G.
    Laura G. Avatar

    1 star rating RIPOFF ALERT!!!!They quoted me one price over the phone, then, after the job was done, they added  quite an extra charges.When I questioned the extra charge,the gentleman just kept on... read more

    Laura G.
 

Ageless Chimney: West Gilgo Beach, NY Chimney Repair Specialists

When the property owners of Suffolk County are in need of chimney repair services, the first company they call is Ageless Chimney. With more than a decade of experience, our fully licensed and insured company specializes in all aspects of chimney care, including repairs.

When the weather outside is frightful, warming up in front of a roaring fire is delightful. But what’s supposed to be an enjoyable experience can be extremely dangerous if your chimney is damaged. A chimney is an essential component of a fireplace or a wood burning stove. Without it, the by-products of a fire would have no way to vacate your home, which could lead to serious trouble. Toxic smoke would fill your house and there would be a serious risk of fire.

While a chimney is supposed to vent heat, smoke, carbon dioxide, and other products of combustion, if the structure is damaged in any way, it doesn’t function properly A damaged chimney is a dangerous chimney. It can’t vent a fire’s by-products, so every time you light a fire, you are putting yourself and anyone else around the fire in serious danger.

The Importance of Chimney Repair

Damaged chimneys are one of the leading causes of house fires in the United States. Each year, countless properties go up in flames as a result of an improperly functioning chimney. One of the main functions of the structure is to prevent excess heat from building up inside the home. If the chimney is cracked or otherwise damaged, heat can leak into the walls that surround it. Heat buildup can damage the structural integrity of the walls and the chimney; it also increases the risk of fire.

Fire isn’t the only cause for concern; exposure to dangerous gases is another that’s associated with a damaged chimney. Fire produces several types of gasses, including carbon monoxide. This colorless, odorless gas is highly toxic. If there are cracks in the structure or the flue is damaged, instead of venting out of your house, the gasses could end up pouring in. Breathing in those toxic fumes is a serious health hazard and can lead to carbon monoxide poisoning, which can result in serious illness and even death.

Because of these severe, potentially life-threatening effects, early detection, and repair of any type of chimney damage is crucial.

Common Types of Chimney Damage

While chimneys are generally durable, they can sustain damage. Exposure to high heat, smoke, and other elements, such as creosote and moisture, can degrade the various components of the structure. Some of the most common types of chimney damage include:

  • Damaged mortar. Most chimneys are made of masonry materials, like a brick. Mortar is the glue that holds masonry materials together. Heat, smoke, and exterior elements, like wind and rain, can lead to cracks in the mortar. Mortar damage increases the risk of moisture penetration, which can weaken the entire structure and increase the risk of collapse.
  • Flue damage. A flue lines a chimney and protects the structure from high heat and dangerous gases. A damaged flue is a serious problem that can lead to severe consequences.
  • Damaged or missing crowns. The crown protects a chimney from the exterior elements. It prevents debris from entering the shaft. If it’s damaged or missing, sticks, dirt, leaves, and even animals can enter the structure, resulting in dangerous blockages.

How to Avoid the Effects of Chimney Damage

Regular inspections and routine maintenance are the best way to avoid chimney damage and the devastating effects that it can cause. If your property has a chimney, schedule yearly cleanings and pays attention to any of the signs of disrepair; crumbling mortar and the accumulation of tiles in your fireplace, for example. If you spot any signs of trouble, contact a reputable chimney repair specialist as soon as possible. If you aren’t sure how to spot the signs of damage, have an experienced company assess it for you.

Chimney Inspections and Repairs with Ageless Chimney

Ageless Chimney, a premier Suffolk County chimney company, specializes in all types of chimney care. Our team of highly trained technicians will perform routine assessments of your chimney to ensure it is in proper working order; we’ll thoroughly clean it for you, too. If during the inspection, we notice any signs of damage, we will provide you with a detailed report, including the necessary repairs that need to be done in order to correct the problems.

Our crew performs all types of chimney repairs, including:

  • Liner repairs and replacements
  • Mortar repairs, including full repointing and complete rebuilding
  • Moisture inspection, detection, and correction
  • Draft inspection, detection, and correction
  • Inspection and removal of all obstructions, including nests and animals
  • Firebox repairs and installations
  • Damper repairs and installations
  • Crown repairs and replacements

We use the highest quality equipment and the most advanced strategies to detect, inspect, and correct chimney damage. With Ageless Chimney, you can be sure that your chimney care and repair will be in the very best of hands.

For All Your Chimney Repair Needs, Contact Ageless Chimney Repair

A fireplace can be one of the most enjoyable features of your home, but if your chimney is damaged, it can become one of the most dangerous. Don’t put yourself or anyone else in harm’s way; contact Ageless Chimney to schedule chimney inspection and repair today. To learn more about our Suffolk County chimney repair services or to arrange an inspection, call 516-795-1313. Your safety is always our top priority.