Masonry Services

Best Chimney & Roofing Company is a roofing contractor offering general services to the entire area of Taylor, MI. Since 1962, we have been providing professional and reliable contracting services for a variety of work types. Our trained and certified specialists are here to provide quality construction, cleaning, and repair service you can trust. As the area's chimney expert, we can help you from start to finish with our wide array of services. We are your all-in-one roofing company helping you personalize your home or commercial building at fair rates.

Best Chimney Company is ready to accommodate your specific expectations. From porches to chimneys, from repair to new construction, we have the talent to make sure your imagination is fitted exactly. We specialize in repairs to match your existing work. Simply give one of our helpful contractors an indication of what you’d like to see, and we’ll do the rest.

 

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Chimney Masonry Repair & Rebuilds

Since 1962, Best Chimney Company Inc.  has been restoring and rebuilding chimneys. We believe in the art of masonry and are passionate about the process of repairing a chimney that’s seen better days. We use age-old techniques and tools in tandem with modern technology and products to provide the best possible results.

The truth is, in time, all chimneys will start to deteriorate. The reasons for deterioration vary, but the freeze/thaw cycle is the most common culprit in our area. During the warmer days of winter the rays from the sun melt away the snow that’s collected on and around your chimney. The concrete on top of the chimney then sheds the water down the sides. As the sun fades, this water freezes. Over time this takes a toll on the concrete and the brick, which is very porous. Brick will take on water and become saturated. When temperatures freeze and then warm, the water that is trapped in the brick constricts and expands, leading to breakdown of the brick. “Spalling” (when the front of the brick pops off and crumbles) is a sign that the chimney is starting to deteriorate rapidly and needs immediate attention. Once a brick is saturated, it passes the water down to the next brick, until that brick (also) becomes saturated, and so on and so on.

Why Choose Best Chimney Company Inc.?

Our company specializes in chimney work and repair. Unlike general masonry companies, our masons are aware of all the codes associated with the proper construction of a chimney. We pay attention to detail and are able to restore or rebuild any chimney.

Don’t believe that tuckpointing is a cure all; most masons will tell you that it is just a Band-Aid and a temporary fix. If you have had your chimney tuckpointed, you can expect to need to have it done again in the next few years.

At Best Chimney Company we focus on the proper construction of the chimney from the base all the way to the crown. Unlike other masonry companies we believe in adding a concrete crown with an overhang and drip ledge at the top of the chimney, instead of a wash. This process takes longer, but when the snow melts in the winter, the water is kept away from the brick by the drip ledge. By adding a concrete crown with overhang and drip ledge, we ensure that your brick is protected for the long haul.

Have a chimney in need of some TLC? Contact Best Chimney & Roofing Company today at 313-292-7722 for chimney repairs within the Taylor, MI area. You can also call us at 313-841-5698.

We serve Taylor, Southgate, Detroit, Melvindale, Allen Park, Westland, Livonia and other surrounding areas.

We are a licensed and insured contractor. State LIC. #40800.