Chimney Firebox Repair

Your firebox is the part of your fireplace where the actual fire burns. Therefore, it’s also the part of your fireplace that must withstand the most heat. Depending on what type of fireplace you have, your firebox could be brick or metal. Masonry fireplaces—which are built of bricks or other stone—typically have a brick firebox. If you have a prefab fireplace, your firebox is most likely made of metal.

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The Importance of Refractory Panels

When moisture saturates masonry, the integrity of the brick and mortar is compromised which can cause the mortar to chip away or the bricks to crack, separate, or erode. The best way to gauge the health of your firebox is to take a pointed tool, such as a screwdriver, and scrape the mortar joints inside your fireplace.

Educating yourself about your fireplace is essential to home safety. Here is some information on refractory panels.

Refractory Panel.
All refractory panels are made with heat resistant materials for protection against the hottest fires and reducing the risk of a chimney fire. There are typically four refractory panels fitted to the sides and back of the fireplace’s walls.

This is how they work.

Refractory panels are designed to reflect the heat of the flames away from the walls and back into the living area, allowing for extra warmth. If your refractory panels are not working properly it can not protect the metal fireplace structure from getting dangerously hot and raising the risk of a potential chimney fires.

When should a Refractory Panel be replaced?

According to the NFPA.211. Anytime there is a surface crack in your refractory panel bigger than the thin side of a dime, it’s time to replace it. If the surface crack is all the way through the refractory panel, it must be replaced immediately. In addition to unsafe and improper functioning panels can and will decrease the efficiency of your fireplace, then leading to higher heating bills.

If your refractory panels are damaged and in need of replacement, please call a CSIA, citified chimney sweep like Guardian Chimney Solutions LLC. Once replaced refractory panels should be given the proper time to warm to room temperature before use to avoid and damage to new panels.

Contact Guardian Chimney Solutions today for your annual chimney cleaning and closed circuit video safety inspection to make sure your entire system is working safe and properly.

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We only use the highest quality products because we believe in quality over quantity. Our masons complete each project using the most modern techniques and state-of-the-art tools.

Whether you need fireplace restoration, chimney tear down service or stone and block repair, TotalChimneySolutions.com. is your premier choice in the Twin Cities.

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Guardian Chimney Solutions LLC. Is a owner operated company  with over a 17 years in business, we welcome you to look around our website in hopes that we can provide value to your life with information to help you through the process of choosing a contractor you can trust as well as providing insight you may use during the trouble shooting process of your project. Guardian looks forward to surpassing your expectations.

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Client Testimonials

“Highly recommend Guardian Chimney Solutions - I called them on a Monday afternoon concerning a smell coming from my fireplace and they were here by Tuesday. As a new home owner, were knowledgeable and wonderful to deal with. They took the time to explain everything. Definitely will be using them if there are any other issues!.”

Cassie Letson

Homeowner

“Had raccoons in my chimney earlier this week (cute pictures attached!) and realized it was time to do something to keep them (and the bats we've previously had in our chimney) out! I called around for different estimates and checked all kinds of reviews online. Not only were Guardian's reviews the best out there but the estimate I received matched the best out of a number of other local companies. I called on Tuesday and they were out on Wednesday getting the job done. I was very impressed with the service and would happily recommend them to anyone and everyone! Thanks, and keep up the great work, Guardian Chimney Solutions!"

Greg

Homeowner

“Very responsive, timely, efficient, and expertly done. Worked hard and quietly the entire time they were on site. Finished ahead of schedule. Respectful and pleasant. If we have another chimney issue, these guys will be my only call.”

Rich Harman

Homeowner

“We had our long-neglected chimney repaired from the roof line up to the top of the chimney. Guardian ground out the mortar around the entire chimney and rebuilt the top number of rows of brick with new brick and put a new cap on the top to replace the badly cracked cement cap that was there. The tuck-pointing that they performed on the chimney and another area above a door all looked well done. They completed the job in one day, in spite of a short downpour that halted their work. They cleaned up all evidence of their work afterwards and left our yard looking like they never were there. Joe, the owner, was a pleasure to work with. He did most of the brickwork himself and repaired a part of the chimney that was unexpectedly in bad condition without charge. He was clear in his communication with us in a written proposal and priced the job more reasonably than others. When rain was predicted on the original date of work he called and let us know he had to reschedule and rescheduled for the next day, showing up on time. He was trustworthy and very easy to work with. We would certainly recommend him to others for their chimney and brick work.”

Phil

Homeowner

“Showed up on time for both estimating and doing the work. Estimate was very clear and thorough. (And less expensive than the "other guy".) Work was done in a timely manner, everyone was polite, and they cleaned up afterwards. Every company should be this good. Kudos!.”

Michael Byrne

Homeowner

“Couldn’t recommend Joe and Guardian Chimney Solutions more if you need any repairs done to your chimney. Joe took time out of his already busy day to fit me in and repair damages on my chimney so that I was up to code before closing on my house. He was timely, personable, and best of all very skilled at what he does. All in all a great experience.”

Andrew

Homeowner

“We were extremely pleased with our experience with Guardian Chimney Solutions. We had a fireplace liner installed last year and had it cleaned for the first time this summer. Both Joe and Derek were professional, friendly and and prompt. They answered all questions thoroughly and were easy to work with. We would highly recommend this company."
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