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Ceramic Chimney Resurfacing & Joint Repair System Using FireGuard

Ceramic Chimney Resurfacing & Joint Repair System Using FireGuard

The FireGuard system is specifically designed to correct open mortar joints, misaligned flue liners, and fractures within flue liners. We prefer working with FireGuard, as it is the only certified ceramic chimney resurfacing and mortar joint repair system of its kind.

Open joints between flue liners and fractures in flue liners create dangerous openings within the overall chimney system. Our main concern is that these openings can allow carbon monoxide and heat to escape the chimney, as well as for flammable creosote (by-products from wood combustion) to build-up between the outside of the flue lining and the inside of the chimney casing.

In the worst-case scenario, these flammable deposits could ignite, and the heat and even the flame could transmit to your home or property. This is what the Chimney Scientists are on the lookout to prevent.

Before & After FireGuard Joint Repair

How Does FireGuard Work?

The FireGuard system is the only certified, ceramic resurfacing and mortar joint repair system employing a vibration unit. Now this is especially helpful for us, because it promotes maximum penetration of tight mortar joints and fractures, as well as a consistent coat distribution for resurfacing. Without pinpoint vibration units, the ceramics do not penetrate tight openings nor form a solid, consistent coating over surfaces, which could lead to issues in the long run.

Don’t just take our work on this. As recommended by the National Fire Protection Agency 211 – Standard for Chimneys, Fireplaces, Vents, and Solid Fuel-Burning Appliances,

“If the flue liner in a chimney has softened, cracked or otherwise deteriorated so that it no longer has the continued ability to contain the products of combustion (i.e., heat, moisture, creosote, and flue gases), it shall be either removed and replaced, repaired, or relined.”

National Fire Protection Agency

FireGuard Can Save You Money:

Before the FireGuard pure ceramic system, the only option professional chimney technicians had was to reline the flue. This process was much more expensive and could actually decrease the performance or “draw” of the flue.

The FireGuard system is great because it seals the flue throughout the entire flue area. The unique chemical and physical properties of the FireGuard pure ceramic material and the method by which it is applied produce heat, acid, and water-resistant surfaces that decrease dangerous heat transfer and virtually eliminate gas seepage through the flue liners.

Did you know: The FireGuard system can be installed in any size or shape flue liner.

Why choose FireGuard?

  • The FireGuard process typically costs less than relining.
  • FireGuard’s process does not significantly decrease the area of the original flue; consequently, the performance of the fireplace or appliance will not change.
  • The process is usually completed in less than a day, and with much less hassle and disturbance to our customers, who may be inside the home at the, since the flue liners are not removed.
  • It also has a generous warranty, which is detailed in the FAQ.

Other Resurfacing Capabilities

HeatShield: Damaged chimney liner? HeatShield can restore your chimney’s clay flue liner and save you the expense of rebuilding or relining with a stainless steel chimney liner. HeatShield® is a chimney liner repair system that eliminates the hazards and draft problems caused by gaps, cracks and spalling in otherwise sound masonry chimneys. A thorough inspection of your chimney liner may reveal hidden dangers. To choose an effective, economical solution you should know how your chimney works, and understand the fire & health risks these dangers can cause.
Thermocrete: Thermocrete is a premium, durable ceramic liner for use in the repair, restoration, and energy conversion of chimneys and chimney flues. We love working with it, as it is a sprayable ceramic that essentially seals holes and cracks, while strengthening your chimney for long-term use. Now, this is important for you, because it keeps your home safe, while also increasing the overall efficiency. Our team, the Chimney Scientists, are the only certified Thermocrete installers in the entire Philadelphia area! Our goal is always to provide you with the best options (i.e. the most cost effective, the quickest and the least invasive), and we’re proud to offer Thermocrete as a home solution.

Frequently Asked Questions:

FireGuard has a Lifetime Transferable Warranty against material failure provided with every FireGuard mortar joint repair and a factory guarantee against material failure is provided with every FireGuard resurfacing repair

Yes. Due to the specific customization process, all chimney products are only available to contractors.

Reminder: Schedule Your Onsite Inspection

Our team will thoroughly inspect and write a report onsite, identifying any problems and aspects of your chimney with a video camera (level 2) before issuing any estimates. The process takes about 1-2 hours.

The report includes pictures of your chimney identifying the issues and how to fix them, as well as diagrams and illustrations of the chimney’s composition so that you will get a better understanding of how they work and how they are constructed. For your awareness, this service is $162. We will then credit you back the $162 toward any work that is completed with our company.

We do this to so we can warranty your chimney repairs. Please feel free to reference our reviews to hear of the great successes we’ve had resolving issues for our clients.

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