At Doodlebuggers we work on chimneys as well as wood burning and gas fireplaces all year long. Not just in the cool season, not just for a hobby and not because we don’t have anything better to do. This is what we do for a living year round and have done for 21+ years. Let one of our trained and uniformed, CSIA or NFI certified technicians consult with you on your chimney related problems today. Doodlebuggers services and repairs fireplaces and chimney’s in Pensacola Florida, Ft. Walton Beach Florida, Gulf Breeze Florida, Pace Florida, Navarre Florida, Niceville Florida, Destin Florida and South Alabama.
The chimney is one of the most taken-for-granted parts of a home. Yet, it is an integral part of most home heating systems as well as the center of family gatherings, no matter the source of fuel. Typically it tends to receive neither the attention nor the concern usually accorded other household service systems. The fact that chimneys may do their job reasonably well, even when abused or neglected, contributes to this atmosphere of indifference. They perform several vital functions, and their simple appearance belies their complex construction and performance requirements. A chimney deteriorated by constant exposure to the weather can be a potential safety hazard. Weather-damaged lining systems, flue obstructions, and loose building materials all present a threat to residents.
Water penetration can adversely affect the integrity of a masonry chimney. Brick, mortar, concrete, concrete block, stone, flue tile, steel, and cast iron will suffer accelerated deterioration as a result of prolonged contact with water. Moisture that has penetrated the materials can cause undue stress (cracking and splitting). Rainwater funneling down an uncovered flue opening can cause clay flue tiles to crack, damper assemblies to rust, and deteriorate metal or masonry firebox walls and assemblies. A chimney cap, also called a rain/critter/spark guard, has long been recognized as an important chimney safety and damage prevention component. A chimney cap must not only be the proper size but must also be the proper type depending on the type of fireplace and chimney you have.
Cracked or damaged clay tile liners and unlined chimney should be properly relined to allow the gases and heat to be directed up and out to the outside atmosphere. We can properly reline your chimney that will allow for the safe use of your fireplace or heating system. Call Doodlebugggers for your chimney inspection today to learn more.
Whether you need a tuck pointing of a chimney or an entire rebuilding of a chimney Doodlebuggers can do the job. We can do complete rebuilds of chimneys from the ground up. We put at least a 10yr. written warranty on all of our work. Consult with one of our NFI or CSIA Certified trained and uniformed technicians about your options. Call Doodlebugggers for your chimney inspection in Pensacola-Destin areas today to learn more.
Chimney Flashing Repair
Chimneys are notorious for leaking, and the culprit is almost always the sheet metal flashing. To spot problems with your chimney flashing simply look for water stained ceilings or other telltale signs of leaking in the vicinity of your chimney. You’ll want to install new chimney flashing if it’s missing, rusted through, falling out or completely covered with roofing tar (a typical short-term fix that’s sure to be hiding bigger problems). It’s also a good time to install new flashing when you put on new shingles or rebuilding the chimney because you’ll want it to last (10 to 25 years). Call Doodlebuggers for your chimney flashing repair in Pensacola-Destin Florida areas today.
Chimney Crown Repair
A chimney crown is a masonry roof that covers the top of your chimney. It prevents water from seeping into the masonry below. Water damaged or cracked chimney crowns can lead to costly chimney repairs. Chimneys are often capped improperly with incorrect crowns that don’t provide proper water run off or protection instead of the recommended cast-in-place concrete crowns with a proper 2″ overhang and a drip edge. If the improper crown is loose, cracked, crumbling, or severely deteriorated, it should be replaced with a new cast-in-place crown. If the crown is damaged but structurally sound and properly designed, it can be effectively repaired. Call Doodlebuggers for your chimney crown repair in Pensacola-Destin Florida areas today.
Custom Chimney Chase Covers
Leaky or damaged chase tops are potential hazards on prefabricated metal fireplaces. We help eliminate problems before they start by replacing your old and rusty metal chase cover (left), with a brand new custom chase cover (right) to fit your chimney. Our custom chase covers come with a 20yr. no leak, no rust through warranty. Available in white, clean metal, black & brown colors. Call Doodlebuggers for your chimney chase cover in Pensacola-Destin Florida areas today.
A masonry chimney is constructed of a variety of masonry and metal materials, including brick, mortar, tile, steel and cast iron. All of these materials will suffer accelerated deterioration as a result of prolonged contact with water. Our professional waterproofing process includes is one of the first products developed specifically for chimneys, has been used successfully by leading chimney professionals for nearly 30 years. have been developed specifically for use as waterproofing agents on masonry chimneys. These formulas are vapor permeable which means that they allow the chimney to breathe out, but not in. Thus water that has penetrated the chimney, or moisture that has originated from inside, is allowed to escape, while the waterproofing agent prevents water from entering from the outside. It reduces water penetration into the masonry by 99.9%, according to ASTM tests conducted at the University of Wyoming. It’s also 100% vapor permeable, which means it won’t trap water vapors that may pass through the bricks when the chimney is in use, unlike other products found in most hardware or home improvement stores. Our process has many steps and is not just spraying a magical solution on the chimney. Make sure you let a professional to a complete and proper waterproofing procedure for long lasting results. We have a 10 year written warranty on all of our waterproofing services. Ask about our water testing services for hard to find leak problems. Call Doodlebuggers for your chimney waterproofing in Pensacola-Destin Florida areas today.