How The Tennessee Rains Affect Your Fireplace System

And how you can protect it this year

As Tennessee residents, we know the spring and summer rain storms are no joke. Water alone is easily your chimney’s #1 enemy, even without the severe wind or hail.

While fireplace and chimney maintenance is something people might only think about when it’s cold outside, rainy conditions during warm weather can bring trouble. Leaky chimneys can cause extensive damage to Knoxville homes, bringing the need for expensive repairs if not remedied or prevented.


Common Problems & Their Solutions

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The Problem: Masonry is very porous, meaning it will absorb spring and summer rainwater. When winter rolls back around, the water absorbed will freeze and expand. This ultimately weakens your structure and causes unsightly and harmful damage.

The Solution: We can repair the masonry damage – in fact, our experienced chimney experts and masons have years of collective experience restoring and repairing masonry, stucco, and concrete. We have the proper tools, knowledge, and techniques to provide seamless crack repairs, remove smoke stains, replace brick, and tuckpoint mortar joints for a beautiful and restored chimney and fireplace.

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The Problem: Water is entering where the chimney meets the roof because of damaged or improperly installed flashing.

The Solution: These metal sheets are interwoven with the shingles surrounding your chimney and also layered along the chimney’s base. When properly installed and undamaged, flashing does a great job of protecting this vulnerable area against water. We can repair or install the flashing so you won’t have to worry anymore!

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The Problem: Rain drops straight in because nothing covers the chimney’s opening.

The Solution: A chimney cap will not only keep out rain but animals and other debris that can block or catch fire in the flue as well. Whether you have a masonry system or a Class A chimney, we’ve got the perfect chimney cap to keep your chimney clean and protected while making a style statement at the same time. And we guarantee an expert installation and a perfect fit when you have TN Fireplace and Chimney on the job.

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“TN Chimney was prompt to answer my initial call, to schedule an appointment for the next day and arrived on time.   I dealt with real people not computers and recordings.   The gentlemen working on our chimney were very professional, careful in keeping our home clean, and thorough inspecting the condition of the chimney.  When finished, they gave me a report and explanation of what all was observed and made helpful recommendations.  I was extremely impressed with their service and their personableness and highly commend them.  I will definitely use them again and pass their name on to friends and co-workers.”

Local Homeowner, Debbie F.


Why Book With Us?

We know what it feels like to hire a company and feel unsure if quality work was completed. The safety and satisfaction of our customers and the comfort of their homes is paramount and all of our services and procedures are designed to protect that.

  • Voted Top 3 Chimney Sweep In Knoxville in 2019
  • CSIA Certified Technicians
  • Member of the NCSG 
  • Licensed Contractor by the state of Tennessee
  • 210 Google reviews with a 4.6 overall rating

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We do not share the pricing of our services on our site because each service has multiple variables including the number of flues, the type of appliance, and more. We can only give you an estimated price until we fully understand your appliance and the time and materials it will take to be serviced. If you have questions about costs, please call our office and our team will be happy to answer any questions. If you are still unsure, please check out our reviews and you can find confidence in our work through our happy customers.


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