Chimney Repairs

chimney repair

3/4 way finished rebuilding the back wall

No job is too small. We can do needed repairs, such as re-pointing the fire box mortar joints, completely rebuilding the fire box, (see picture to right) or replace damaged refectory panels in your prefab fireplace. If you notice gaps, cracks, loose brick or other damage to your fireplace or chimney, call Chimney Keepers in Raleigh for a professional estimate!

Firebox Repair

Standard size firebox back wall removed and replace bricks that are damaged, generally cost $600.00 to $900.00. Side walls start at $550. We use new firebricks as needed and high temp mortar with fireclay for added durability.

Chase Cover/Prefab Top Repair:

chase cap

Chimney Rust

Do you have rust stains on the side of the chimney structure from the chase cover. We can remove the old rusty and sometime leaking top replacing with a new stainless steel or other material  top that will last a lifetime and add peace of mind for you. To see more click here.

Replace chase cover on pre-fab chimney: starts at $600 and up. depends on material and height and size of chimney top.  Cost of additional repairs are estimated on a per project basis. Call for free quote and inspection of chase top.

Crown Repairs:

Cracks in chimney crown allow water to get inside structure causing white powder shown above.

Cracks in chimney crown allow water to get inside structure causing white powder shown above.

Water can also enter your chimney through cracks in the crown mortar. We can repair the cracks using Crown Seal® a material designed especially for mortar crowns. It covers the crown sealing cracks and remains flexible when dry to allow for expansion and contraction of the chimney.

This product come with a 10 year warranty which is backed by the manufacturer SaverSystems. We have used both products for over 5 years and highly recommend them to our customers. For pricing information please call and schedule to have your chimney looked at soon. We do charge a $69.00 inspection fee, with half rebated back when the work is complete.

Prefab Refractory Panel Replacement:

When a prefab fireplace get regular usage one thing we see happen most often, is the back wall
will start to get cracks in them. They start out small, almost hairline but in time get
bigger and bigger till they are quite noticeable.  The general rule of thumb is if the crack is wider than a quarter it should be changed out with new. 2014-09-10 08.28.59

Behind the refectory panel is the metal wall of the fireplace and cracks can allow high temps to reach the metal creating problem over time.

Replace the back panel in most prefabs fireplace runs $275.00 and up. Sometime the side panels become severely damaged as well resulting in a need to replace them as well. Side panels are $175 each when done with back panels. Individually they are $250.00 each.

Replacing the damaged old panels with a new refectory panel is the factory recommended method of repair ONLY.




  • Carl’s Corner

    Carl Newton: WolfPack Fan,
    Carolina Hurricanes Fan,
    Carolina Panthers Fan

    Well a new year is upon us and during this time in late Jan the temps are running above normal. This will end I hear the middle of Feb with temps coming back to normal and COLD..

    We still get a lot of folks calling to ask for a second opinion where another local company was call and they found a LOT of stuff wrong with your 20 plus year old chimney most of the time with a quote of 4-5K or more.

    A lot of the things they "recommend" are to bring your chimney up to 2018/2019 code standards which is not necessary unless you are doing major repairs on the chimney or it is being torn down and rebuilt.

    Chimneys built in the 60 and 70's had different code requirement than a chimney built in 2018/2019.


    PS, If you have gotten a quote for chimney repairs, ie.. you need a chimney liner -liner work, parging smoke chamber etc. or you have been told "you might burn your house down" or "this could create a problem" stuff, that seem HIGH give us a call and let see what we can do for you.

  • Woodburning and gas burning fireplaces. Are they ready for winter.

    Is your Fireplace or Gas Logs ready to go.. If not or for a service give us a call.

    In a power outage a fireplace or gas logs may be your only form of heat so make sure they are working in top form. Give us a call to set up appt 919-772-8110

    have a good week

    PS: if you do NOT have a Carbon Monoxide detector and you have gas logs.. GET ONE.. NOW... I recommend the combo CO / Smoke battery powered detectors at Lowe's Home depot or most hardware stores..

    If yours are over 10 yrs old replace it.. (there's a date on back) If there is not a date of manf on back GET rid of it.

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