You Need to Have a Chimney Professional Construct Your New Fireplace
By Doug Hetsch
October 29, 2015
Chimney Construction | Blog | All American Chimney Service
If you have been thinking about adding a new fireplace to your home, look no further than our masonry chimney professionals at All American Chimney Service, LLC! Hiring a chimney company to construct your fireplace is a smarter decision than choosing a home building business. Building a fireplace and chimney involves many safety issues and codes, which is why going with professional chimney technicians to do this type of construction makes so much sense. At All American Chimney Service, LLC, all of our chimney experts are certified by the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) and the National Fireplace Institute (NFI). We are also proud members of the National Chimney Sweep Guild (NCSG) and the Greater Louisville Building Industry Association (GLBIA). These professional certifications and memberships mean that we take our jobs as chimney experts seriously and stay informed on the latest news and education in this industry. You can trust that we will abide by all of the applicable building and safety codes when we build your new fireplace and chimney and will keep you and your family safe from any possible hazards. We would like to tell you more about why choosing a chimney professional is so important when building a new fireplace by sharing with you some information fromMasonry Work Tools.
Chimney professionals understand the purpose of a chimney.
At All American Chimney Service, LLC, we understand that a chimney is needed to allow the byproducts of combustion to be vented away from your home without causing any damage to your home during this process. We also know that different types of heating appliances require different types of chimneys, and our chimney experts are able to exactly match your heating appliance with a chimney that will work safely and efficiently.
Chimney professionals understand the specific building code requirements for fireplaces and chimneys.
The certified chimney technicians at All American Chimney Service, LLChave been trained on many of the universal building codes that have been based from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 211 Standard for Chimneys, Fireplaces, Vents, and Solid Fuel-Burning Appliances. Examples of these codes include:
All masonry chimneys should be lined.
We can make recommendations on the type of liner we use based on the class of chimney service and the type of heating appliance.
Chimney clearance from combustible material is a minimum of two inches.
This code protects your home from catching on fire from the extremely hot temperatures in the fireplace and chimney. We will also follow all of the clearance size requirements when it comes to a chimney penetrating through a wall thimble. Furthermore, the thickness of the residential masonry chimney wall will be at least four inches.
The chimney height will be taller than three feet above the highest point where the chimney penetrates the roof line.
All American Chimney Service, LLC will also be sure the chimney meets the correct height requirements for any adjoining structures to your home. These requirements prevent sparks from igniting fires on your roof.
Thinking about building a new fireplace?Contactus at All American Chimney Service, LLC to get started on this project today.