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Why Choose Energy-Top Dampers

Summer is right around the corner, which means now is the perfect time to get your chimney and fireplace serviced. Many people put off chimney maintenance until fall or winter, but this can be very troublesome as our schedule fills up fast and is full during the cold months. Bigger projects are definitely better to get done during the spring and summer months, so it gives your chimney professionals ample time to diagnose your chimney issues and repair them right away.

If you’re in need of new chimney parts, now it’s the perfect time to give our team of experts a call. We install chimney dampers and caps; we can even built you a brand new fireplace! One of the biggest issues we receive during spring times is chimney leaks and water damage, due to all the rain. If you want to ensure your chimney is protected from water during the raining season, you can have us install an energy-top damper for you! Learn more about this product below and then give us a call to set up an appointment before all the rain hits.

How Does An Energy-Top Damper Work?

An energy-top damper works very similar like a throat damper, as it opens and closes with the help of a handle inside your home. It works to keep out unwanted air from outside while keeping your heat or cool air inside your home where it belongs. When you need to light a fire, it easily opens so smoke and fumes can escape as needed.

The biggest difference between the two damper is the energy-top damper is usually located at the top of your chimney, and they provide a tighter and longer-lasting seal than a throat damper. Since they are positioned higher, they can work alongside the chimney cap to keep water, animals, and other debris out of your chimney. They also keep cold downdrafts from sneaking into your home.

Energy-top dampers can save you lots of money on your monthly energy bills as well. Throat dampers provide a metal on metal seal, which isn’t the most ideal for keeping indoor air in while keeping outdoor air out. Whereas, energy-top dampers seal with a rubber lining, this means nothing can get in or out unless it is opened by you.

Depend On Our Experts Today

As you can imagine, when it comes to installation of fireplaces and chimney parts, one minor slip-up can lead to hazardous, time-consuming, and costly problems down the road. You are always far better off putting your trust in a CSIA-certified professionals to handle any chimney issues. Our experts not only have the proper training and qualifications, but we’re also prepared to serve and help you with any chimney issues this spring and summer. Give us a call now so you can rest easy knowing your chimney is ready for fall when the cold strikes again.

HeatShield Chimney Liners

Is your chimney liner showing signs of distress? At SirVent Chimney & Venting Service, our CSIA certified crew can restore or reline your chimney or flue, no problem! Count on our experienced and qualified staff to get the job done right the first time, so you don’t have to face more problems down the line. When you work with us, you can rest easy – we’ve got your back through it all!

About Your Liner

HeatShield Chimney Liners - Lake Norman NC - SirVent CharlotteThe team at SirVent uses the best tools and products available for our jobs because we believe that our customers only deserve the best. This is especially true for your liner because it plays such an important role in how well and how safely your fireplace functions! Your liner provides a shield for your masonry, so the heat and flames from your fire won’t destroy it. Without a chimney liner in place, your brickwork and mortar will melt, crack, and crumble, making your system unsafe for regular use and shortening the lifespace of your chimney.

In addition, a chimney liner isolates the intense temperatures in your fireplace. Without this barrier in place, adjacent woodwork could catch fire in only a matter of hours! Lastly, your flue enhances efficiency. With a well-functioning liner in place, your fireplace will run better than ever and you won’t have to stress about the comfort and safety of your family throughout your burning season.

Why We Trust HeatShield

If you’ve worked with us in the past, then you know how seriously we take our job. Keeping homes throughout our service area as safe as possible is why we do what we do, and we want to ensure your home is in the best hands available. That’s why we trust HeatShield! HeatShield is the number one pick by sweeps all throughout the country, and it provides a seal unlike any other.

The creators of HeatShield are well aware of the dangers a faulty liner can present. They’ve built this product to protect homeowners from fire and hazardous toxins. We use HeatShield because we know it gets the job done!

Investing In Regular Maintenance

Our team can repair, restore, or replace your chimney liner as needed and, once we’re through, we encourage you to depend on us for your yearly maintenance down the line. Annual inspections are recommended by the CSIA, and they provide a surefire way to spot damages, clogs, and obstructions before they get worse. Addressing repairs as soon as possible is the best way to save money in the long run. It ensures your home and family stay safer, too! Call us now to get your next appointment on the books!

Solving Chimney Draft Issues

Whether you have smoke pouring into your living room or cold gusts of wind swooping down your chimney, draft issues are never fun to deal with. Luckily, the staff at SirVent Chimney & Venting Service is here to help you out! We’ve got the skills, expertise, and training necessary to help you out with any fireplace or chimney problems you may be facing. We can also handle all of your annual maintenance. Give our techs a call today, so that we can set you up right this winter!

Is It Time For A Sweeping?

Often times, issues with draft can be solved with a simple sweeping. This is maintenance that you should be scheduling at least once per year so, if you’re overdue, it’s time to call us in right away! Once we get the opportunity to take a look inside your system, we can determine whether or not there is creosote accumulation or blockages present in your chimney. If so, these may the root of your drafting problems.

If you need your chimney swept, there’s no one better than our team to do the job! Our CSIA certified staff is thorough and reliable after undergoing extensive training. Say good-bye to dangerous creosote buildup, animal nestings, and more… we’ve got you taken care of!

Do You Need Repairs?

Another big reason that drafts occur is because the fireplace or chimney needs some damages repaired. Cracks, holes, gaps, and other types of deterioration will trigger problems with airflow, and they make your system unsafe for regular use, too. You may need a few leaks patched up or maybe a relining job is in order. No matter the issue, we take care of it.

If you’re ready to learn more about all of the chimney repairs we can handle, give us a call or feel free to check us out online. We’re certain our staff can tackle any job you throw our way with the professionalism and respect you deserve. Contact us now!

Is A Bigger Project Necessary?

If you’ve tried multiple fixes for your drafting problems and nothing seems to be working, it may be time to invest in some reconstruction work. Sometimes a chimney was just built poorly from the start, requiring you to adjust height and size. This may be something you dread pouring money into but, once it’s done, you’ll be happy you did it! Your fireplace will work better than ever, and you won’t have to deal with nasty smoke in home again.

No matter the problem, we can troubleshoot it, then point you in the right direction. We can’t wait to set you up right, so that you can enjoy your fireplace to fullest this winter! Give us a call today!

The Value Of CSIA Certification

The Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) is a nonprofit organization that has been around since 1983. It spreads fireplace and chimney knowledge to homeowners and sweeps all throughout the country so that homes everywhere can function safer and more efficiently.

The CSIA is nationally recognized and holds the standard when it comes to chimney care and education… and the staff at SirVent Chimney is proud to hold their certifications! Learn more about this organization below. It won’t take long for you to see why the CSIA receives countless praises and recognition year after year!

Raising The BarThe Value Of CSIA Certification Image - Lake Norman NC - SirVent Charlotte

The CSIA maintains such a good reputation is because the board of directors is always raising the bar for themselves and for their sweeps. In an industry where techniques and technology change on a regular basis, it’s important to stay on top of everything, and the CSIA is always pushing their sweeps to better themselves!

This is why anyone who holds a CSIA certification must renew it every 3 years in order to maintain their title. When you hire a certified sweep, you can rest easy because they are up to date on any of the latest coding and regulations. Technicians obtaining their certification will take written tests and go through tons of hands-on learning experiences to better themselves for all of their future customers.

People trust the CSIA because they prove themselves time and time again. With every year that passes, they never fail to stay current on all of the latest developments in the chimney sweep trade. There’s no doubt that they expect a lot from the sweeps they train. We take pride in our CSIA certifications because we know the training we go through helps make us the best that we can be… and our customers deserve that!

Maintaining A High Moral Code

We also respect the CSIA for their strong ethical viewpoints and their selfless mission statement. This organization wants their sweeps to use what they learn to better serve the public and treat homeowners with professionalism and honesty in every job they take on. They push their sweeps to respect anyone they work with and to educate the public on how to maintain a safer home. That’s why every CSIA certified professional must sign a code of ethics before they are granted their credentials.

When it comes to keeping the public informed, the CSIA is on top of it! There are tons of things that can go wrong when a chimney isn’t well maintained (house fires, chimney fires, gas leaks, etc.), and the leaders of this organization want to do all they can to ensure these disasters never occur. When you work with a CSIA certified expert, you know you’re in the best hands possible. That’s why we want you to work with us!

If you need some routine maintenance done on your fireplace, dryer vents, or masonry, please give us a call today. The experienced staff at SirVent Chimney is happy to serve you!

Chimney Crown Repair

Every part of your chimney is important, and each piece needs to be in prime condition to get you those cozy fires you’ve been looking forward to. Annual inspections and sweepings are vital for this very reason! By calling in a certified sweep before you kick of your burning season, you ensure that you and your loved ones are all set this holiday season.

One part of your chimney that always needs to be in tip-top shape is the chimney crown. Learn more about this essential piece of chimney anatomy below, and keep your home and family safer by calling on the qualified staff at SirVent Chimney today! We can handle any and all of your fireplace needs!

What Is The Chimney Crown?

The chimney crown sits at the very top of your chimney, and it works hard throughout the year to keep your system well-protected. It should be made from the strongest materials available, so that it can easily withstand years of weather abuse and exposure to moisture. It’s perfect for keeping rain away from your chimney interior, due to its sloping design, and, if adequately built, it should stand the time of time with no problems.

Dangers Of Water Damage

Unfortunately, many chimney crowns are poorly constructed. They chip and deteriorate much faster than they should and just aren’t built to do the job they’re meant to do. This leaves your entire system vulnerable to excess moisture and water damage. And if you think water is no match for your brickwork and mortar, think again!

Water can easily absorb into your masonry and trigger tons of issues, costing you tons of money in necessary repairs. Water weakens your structure significantly and can cause stains, rot, rust, clogs, cracks, holes, and lots more. Not to mention, the freeze-thaw process puts a lot of extra pressure and stress on your foundation throughout time.

You need to keep your crown and chimney protected, so that water troubles won’t come around to haunt you. That’s why you should depend on us for it all!

We Can Repair Your Chimney Crown

At SirVent Chimney, we train to handle any repair job thrown our way. Crown repair should always be handled with care. Anything from the wrong use of materials to improper construction causes it to break down far too soon.

Let us work on your crown today so you can rest easy this holiday season and many more! Whether you need a few cracks refilled or a total rebuild, we will get you taken care of. When it comes to work like this, you need a company you can trust… count on us! Give us a call today!