If you are a business owner and have a large chimney in need of maintenance keep in mind the fall and winter months are not really the optimal time for repairs. Ideally, you should work done in the summer or early fall when the weather is better. Why? There are several good reasons why business owners should act right now to get those chimney services performed before true autumn and winter weather arrive.
Masonry chimneys sometimes slowly deteriorate with water damage, exposure to high winds and lack of maintenance. The best masonry repairs are made during warmer weather since this will allow the materials to cure properly. Other types of service that should be considered before winter are those relating to water problems. Often times chimneys that are porous will absorb moisture and go through a freeze thaw cycle during winter and become damaged.
An owner of a commercial business will sometimes notice issues such as a leak around the chimney or in their ceiling or upper storage area. There may be a lot involved to correcting water problems and for best results they should be completed before the cold season if at all possible. Building, repairing and extending masonry chimneys need be scheduled before winter, when a chimney professional is more likely to allow the needed time for this type of repair. Once the masonry is cured, waterproofing that will protect the new masonry for years can be applied. This job is much easier to accomplish when the weather is mild.
Other repairs your chimney may require include replacing flashing, building chimney crickets and crown repair. All of these projects need to be completed before the weather gets too cold for best results. Also, be aware that any major chimney repair such as a complete rebuilding of the chimney, chimney relining or the installation of a manufactured chimney system all require extra time and weather above freezing. The milder weather will provide the owner many options to keep their business and employees safe from fire hazards, carbon monoxide poisoning and from the risk of nesting animals. Your chimney professional can prevent all these serious hazards by inspecting your chimney and recommending a solution that can be implemented right now.
For any questions regarding chimney repair or restoration please call contact us today or call 312-329-0750. They have over 50 years of experience working on large, industrial size chimneys and know what it takes to keep your business safe and your chimney functioning at its very best.
Tuckpointing is a fantastic way to enhance the look of your business by using contrasting colors present in the mortar and the bricks themselves. When done properly, the brickwork will have an updated, clean and different look and can create a favorable impression. Arrow Masonry, based in Palatine, has been serving the tuckpointing needs of businesses in the Chicago area since 1964. They have the experience and expertise to complete your project whether you are an industrial, commercial or governmental business.
Arrow Masonry prides itself on its professionalism and special attention to detail. They are a licensed and insured business, and unlike many other tuckpointing firms, they offer free estimates. In fact, in most cases you can expect to receive an estimate within 48 hours after your initial call.
Benefits to Your Business
By using Arrow Masonry to tuckpoint your business you will reap many benefits. These include making sure your masonry is in compliance with current building codes, ensuring that your masonry is sealed and free of leaks, minimize drafting and wasting energy, enhancing the aesthetics of your building, and improving the overall life and marketability of your masonry.
Arrow Workmanship is Unparalleled
When you decide to use Arrow Masonry to upgrade the look of your business you can expect an efficient, experienced crew of professionals using the highest quality and most up to date materials. All equipment is OSHA approved for safety purposes and Arrow will have a foreman present at all times to answer any questions and keep you abreast of the progress of your project. The job area will be kept as clean as possible and interference to your place of business will be kept to a bare minimum.
Customer satisfaction has always been the goal for Arrow Masonry so you can be certain their work will be of the highest standards and be just what you expected. There will never be any surprises with the appearance of their work or with price.
To receive more information on all of Arrow’s services and to answer any questions please check out their website or give them a call at 312-329-0750. You can also read the testimonials and references from the many satisfied customers Arrow has served for more than 50 years.
Arrow Masonry has been a Chicago Masonry Restoration expert for more than 50 years. We have successfully completed hundreds of projects for commercial, multifamily, industrial, government and municipal customers.
We specialize in masonry restoration and custom brick and stone repair through tuckpointing, chemical cleaning, rebuilding, sealing and more. We offer affordable solutions for the masonry needs of everyone in the greater Chicago area.
Chicago Masonry Repair Estimates
Our estimates go beyond a piece of paper with a price on it. We like to educate our customers in a way that details why the repair is needed, the way we will properly address it, and how it can be prevented from happening again. There will be no surprises in our assessments. We’ve been doing this long enough to have foresight of the many possibilities of what can pop up during a project.
Whether you want or need masonry repairs, or even if you’re just curious of cost, contact us and you will get a hassle-free, no pressure quote from a company with the knowledge and skill to address your project.
Arrow’s Masonry Restoration Services Include:
- Replacement of Spalling or Cracked Brick
- Resetting of Deflected or Displaced Brick
- Rebuilding of Leaning or Bowing Brick Walls
- Parapet Wall Rebuilding
- Firewall Rebuilding
- Infills / Cut-Outs
Check out samples of our Chicago masonry restoration projects.