Chimney

From hail and extreme temperatures to  thunderstorms and damaging winds, your chimney takes a beating each year. There are many roofing companies in Maryland who can help. But there’s only one Brothers Services. Discover the difference.

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Don’t Neglect Your Chimney

Chimneys are one of the most underappreciated elements of a home. Most homeowners don’t give them much thought unless a problem arises. By then, the damage is already done.  Cracks in the brickwork and mortar will collect water. As the seasons change, this water freezes expands, melts, and evaporates - eventually deteriorating the structural integrity of the chimney stack. As these cracks grow wider, they also allow insects, cold air, and water into your home!

There are several potential failure points along your chimney structure, including the chimney cap, crown, and flue.  Crowns are constructed using only a thin layer of mortar that covers and seals the top of a masonry chimney, which means there isn’t much protecting your flue and chimney from the elements. Regular maintenance and inspections can help preserve the beauty and function of your chimney while keeping your family and property safe.

Protect Your Family and Home

Not all Roofing Companies in Maryland offer a quality customer experience. At Brothers Services, we treat every customer like family. Your safety and the safety of your home is paramount to us. That’s why routine chimney inspections are so important.  Broken, crumbling bricks and mortar are an eyesore. More importantly, they indicate dangerous structural weaknesses that could put the safety of your family at risk.

One of the most important reasons to get an annual inspection is to make certain your chimney flue lining is intact. Cracks in this lining can allow heat and flame to reach combustible parts of your home and start a house fire! Properly installed screens and a well-maintained chimney cap will prevent travesties like this from happening and help you rest a little easier at night. They also keep out pests, rainwater, and debris!

Trust the Finest Roofing Contractor in Maryland

At Brothers Services, we take the care and maintenance of your home seriously.  All inspections are handled by trained and certified roofing experts who will scrutinize every square inch of your roof environment for potential issues. We know exactly where to look for cracks in the crown, mortar joint issues, loose or cracked flashing, moisture collection, and more. If we find any issues, we also have master masons who will provide repair recommendations, including:

Tuck-pointing

Our professional masonry crews will replace failing mortar by closely matching the original color and texture.

Brick chimney repair

Crumbling bricks are removed and replaced quickly and cost-effectively.

Replacing chimney liners

A new liner protects your home from corrosion caused by a bad flue liner that allows oil and gas mixtures into the mortar.

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I just want to highlight the great work done by the Brother's team. I had my chimney repaired by Todd Fowble and Phil Martindale. They were great masons. They went out of their way to match the bricks as best they could. They always cleaned up afterward and informed me along the way as to what they needed to do and why.
William J., Elkridge, MD
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