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Chimney Specialist & Masonry

If you look at ten different homes that have fireplaces, you may very well see ten different styles of chimney facings. Different builders have their own signature design but they all have one common purpose–to provide ventilation for the fireplace. Chimney specialists that do masonry are indeed very important when building something that has a specific purpose that must also be aesthetically pleasing to the homeowner.

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While brick workers have some freedom to create their own designs, all chimney specialists are required to meet certain code specifications. In the end, the chimney must be able to function correctly and safely when in operation. Having a chimney specialist that is also able to do some of the masonry work is a great advantage for most people. Having a beautiful fireplace does little and serves no purpose if it is a fire hazard.

There are many common building codes to which all chimneys must adhere. Then there are the codes that must be met that are dependent on the type of appliance you are installing and where. You add to that the different manufacturer requirements and you quickly can see why you would do well to hire a professional chimney man. While you might think anyone can lay brick, not everyone can build a fireplace and chimney system that works well.

If you are in doubt, go to the Internet and do a quick search about problems people have with their current fireplaces, inserts and wood stoves. You will note that there are many units that are not working properly for an array of reasons. Having a pro do the installation for you gives you someone to fall back on if there is a problem. However, even more important, the odds go up in your favor that your appliance will be installed correctly the first time.