Our flagship service since our inception.
We are the top fireplace and chimney service center in New Jersey. Our knowledgeable technicians will arrive on time, ready to work. The National Fire Protection Association says chimneys should be inspected at least once a year. Our equipment is specifically designed for the type of chimney we are servicing whether it is a large masonry fireplace, a furnace flue in your home, business or apartment building or a metal factory-built chimney system. Our technicians will examine your fireplace, chimney or other appliance and provide you with information regarding its condition, any problems or concerns. All brush-able creosote and soot are removed. Drop clothes, vacuums, tarps and shoe covers allow us to guarantee we will not leave a mess!
We offer 3 LEVELS OF INSPECTIONS [click here for more detail]
CAPS AND GUARDS
Every chimney needs a cap to:
Stop Rain from entering the chimney causing damper and firebox rust.
Stop Birds, Bats, squirrels or other animals to enter the chimney to nest.
Discourage Backdraft, that is to prevent certain wind conditions from affecting air pressure in the flue.
Arrest Sparks and large ash from blowing into air and onto roofs.
McPuff can provide custom caps for any chimney or vent in aluminum, stainless steel or copper , wind directional and draft inducing caps as well as those that are UL listed for manufactured fireplaces. Some caps come with a manufacturer’s lifetime warranty.
Chimney relining is sometimes necessary to repair a deteriorated or damaged chimney. Chimneys can be damaged by weather –hurricanes, lightning, or by a chimney fire. Older chimneys may be unlined or may have simply deteriorated over time to the point of being unsafe. Deteriorated liners may allow smoke, creosote or condensation to seep through to the chimney walls causing unsafe conditions. New appliances (like converting from oil to gas heat) might mandate a new liner to properly size the chimney for the new appliance.
If you have any doubt about your chimney, give McPuff a call. If your chimney is in need of relining, we will recommend the most practical and economical method for your chimney.
CHIMNEY CHASE REPLACEMENT
Chase covers are the external covering of a chimney chase which is the wood, vinyl, metal or sometimes masonry structure which houses the chimney system. Like a chimney cap, a chase cover is designed to protect a heat source from the elements, as well as to prevent animals from entering the chimney. Most masonry chimneys are protected on top by a masonry crown. The masonry crown deflects water and protects the brick or block of the chimney. If the chase is wood, metal or of vinyl, a chase cover protects the chase from water infiltration. When undamaged and correctly installed, the angled tops prevent water, snow and ice from accumulating around the tops of the chimney, instead directing it to flow harmlessly on to the roof. Many chase covers were made of galvanized or painted steel. Overtime, these chase covers rust. The rust is unsightly but more importantly, will become pitted and porous and will allow water infiltration into your furnace or fireplace.
There are several materials from which the chase cover can be manufactured, but only copper or stainless steel will offer you a lifetime warranty.
Our chase covers can be manufactured to any special size and include diagonal creases to prevent standing water, one piece construction to alleviate potential areas of leaks with your choice of collar height, side skirts and drip edges that keep the water away from the chase siding.
The time to replace chase covers is at the first sign of rust otherwise, soon you will hear water dripping on the inside of the chase and the rust stains will streak the chase marring the look of your home or building.
McPuff can also provide whatever trim work or other exterior repair is necessary to restore the exterior to a neat and clean appearance.
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